The following contacts are provided to assist you in locating lost moneys.

  • The Company concerned;
  • Other state and territory administrators of unclaimed moneys legislation;
 
State/Territory
Administrator
ACT
Public Trustee for the ACT
NSW
Office of State Revenue
QLD
Public Trustee of Queensland
SA
Department of Treasury and Finance
TAS
Department of Treasury and Finance
VIC
State Revenue Office
WA
Department of Treasury and Finance

Deceased estates

The affairs of deceased estates are generally administered by the 'Executor'. 
 

The Executor may be a person so specified in the deceased's will or approved by a Court through the issue of a 'Grant of Probate'.

Queries regarding deceased estates should be directed to the Executor.

If you do not know the identity of an Executor you should contact the Public Trustee or Probate Office in the State in which the deceased passed away. 

Contacts for Northern Territory are:

Contact information for other state or overseas authorities can be obtained by phoning 'Directory Assistance' or using an internet search. 

Inoperative bank accounts (banks, building societies, credit unions etc)

Commonwealth legislation directs that where bank accounts have been inoperative for a period seven years, and have a balance of $500 or more, those monies are to be transferred to the Commonwealth Government. The administrator of the scheme is the Australian Securities and investment Commission (ASIC). ASIC can be contacted on 1300 300 630 or an online search can be made by visiting its website www.fido.asic.gov.au.

Enquiries about accounts with balances of less than $500 should also be directed to the bank in question.

 

Life insurance policies that have matured

Commonwealth legislation directs that where a life insurance policy has been unclaimed for seven years after its maturity, those moneys are to be transferred to the Commonwealth Government.  

Generally, prior to contacting the administrator of the scheme, contact should first be made with the life insurance company or friendly society that issued the policy or the financial adviser that arranged it on your behalf.  

The administrator of the scheme is the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) who can be contacted on 1300 300 630 or an online search can be made by visiting its website www.fido.asic.gov.au.

Superannuation

The Territory Revenue Office administers certain unclaimed superannuation moneys under the Unclaimed Superannuation Benefits Act. View the Unclaimed Moneys homepage for more details including links to other persons that may be able to assist in tracking your superannuation benefits. 
 

Lottery and gambling

In the Northern Territory, the Racing, Gaming and Licensing division of the Department of Justice administer unclaimed moneys relating to phone and internet betting accounts, Tattersall’s wins and Keno prizes.