Find unclaimed money
Find your lost money
Do a search
You can search for the unclaimed money held by ASIC using
MoneySmart's unclaimed money search tool.
Search on other government websites
You can also search other websites for other types of unclaimed
Australian Taxation Office
Search the ATO's Superseeker for lost
superannuation and ATO-held
Search State government
websites for deceased estates, lost
share dividends, salaries and wages,
cheques, over-payments, proceeds of sale and more.
How to lodge a claim
If you used ASIC's
Unclaimed Money Search and found some money that you think
is yours, you should lodge a claim. Use the links below that best
describe the type of money you are trying to claim.
How long will your claim take?
It takes ASIC 28 days to process your claim so please be patient
when you make a claim.
Changes to unclaimed
Laws about unclaimed money changed in December 2012.
- Some money may now become unclaimed after 3 years instead of 7
- After 1 July 2013 claimants will get paid interest
(calculated from 1 July 2013)
To find out more see changes to unclaimed money
laws on the ASIC website.
Received a letter from
ASIC's Unclaimed Monies Unit regularly sends letters to people
and companies whose names match our records. If you receive a
letter from us you can check your entitlement by using ASIC's
Unclaimed Money Search tool.
Been asked to pay for a search?
If you have been asked to pay for an unclaimed money search or
received a letter from a private money search company asking you to
pay them to find your money, remember, you can use ASIC's
Unclaimed Money Search for free, right here on our
website. ASIC does not ask people to pay for any searches.
Stop your money from becoming
To stop your money from becoming unclaimed:
- Make a small deposit (even 5 cents will do) or a small
withdrawal from your bank account once every 2 to 3
- Keep in contact with your financial institution and tell them
your new address when you move
Where does unclaimed money
Money from unclaimed shares, bank accounts and insurance
policies is paid by institutions to ASIC but ASIC does not keep the
funds. The money is transferred to the Commonwealth of Australia
Consolidated Revenue Fund but is available to be claimed at any
time by the rightful owner. There are no time-limits on claiming
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014
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