Unclaimed money search
Search for your lost money
There is around $1 billion in lost shares, bank
accounts and life insurance.
Can't find your name in the search?
If you can't find your name but know you have lost money from a
bank account it could be because:
- You have lost less than $500 so the bank will still have your
funds. Please contact your bank to get the money
- The bank has closed your account but has not yet sent the funds
to ASIC. They had until 31 March 2015 but some of the banks are
still in the process of finalising their lodgement. You should
check with your bank if they have sent the funds to ASIC.
- The funds have been received by ASIC in the last 5 working days
and are still being processed. Keep checking our unclaimed
money search as your name will appear soon.
About the unclaimed money search
Data: Data shown on this search is the result
of lodgements from various banks, building societies, credit union,
life companies, friendly societies and registered Australian
companies. ASIC does not guarantee the quality or consistency of
the input data as this information was supplied by the various
The Original Transaction Number
(OTN): Each unclaimed money record within this
database is given a unique OTN. Once you find a relevant record (by
searching your name) - record the OTN as you will need it when
making a claim. The OTN will also help you relocate that
record in future and will assist ASIC if we need to discuss your
Life policies: Records relating to life
insurance policies vary slightly to that of banks and companies as
there can be an owner and a life insured name. When you undertake a
name search, both of these names are searched. For example, if you
search for 'Robert Smith', any life policy which has Robert Smith
as either the owner of the policy or the life insured, will be
Legal or professional advice: This service is
provided solely for general information purposes. By providing this
service ASIC does not provide legal or other professional advice.
ASIC expressly disclaims any liability arising from use of the
unclaimed money service. If you require legal or other expert
advice or assistance, you should seek the services of a
competent professional person.
Created by the Australian
Securities and Investments Commission. Copyright © 2012
Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
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Tell your friends!
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As mentioned above, consider the following points when
conducting a search:
- Try your surname only; surname & first name (in any order);
surname & initial (in any order)
- Try searching for both 'O'Sullivan' &
'Osullivan'; 'McDonald' & 'Mc Donald', 'Van Der
Drift' & 'Vanderdrift'
- Searching the name 'Robert Smith' will return 'Robert James
Smith'; 'Robert and Mary Smith'; 'Smith Robert'
Video: ASIC's Peter Kell on the Checkout
Search for unclaimed money.
Watch ASIC's Deputy Chairman Peter Kell talk about how you can
search for unclaimed shares, bank accounts and life insurance on
Last updated: 13 Apr 2015
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