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How can I find unclaimed money?

The Choice magazineís free online article Find your lost savings and super provides a good starting point. In particular, it explains where to find money held by State and Territory governments, which differs from state to state.

For money held by the Commonwealth government search the Australian Securities and Investments Commissionís (ASIC) MoneySmart website.

If you are searching for money previous to 2001, you can also consult various print editions of the Commonwealth Gazette. For the year 2000, consult the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Gazette. Between 1990 -1999, the publication Do we have any of your money? contains a list of all accounts transferred to the Commonwealth in the previous calendar year and gives details of account owners, their addresses and the name of the bank and the State in which the account was held. This was published as an issue of the Commonwealth Periodic Gazette until 1989. Another useful print item for the years 1995-1999 is Life insurance unclaimed money.

Trove can help you find and get items at libraries near you. See the FAQ "What is Trove and how can I use it?"

The National Library can provide copies of certain materials and interlibrary loans for registered users. For more information go to our Copies Direct service.

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Last update: 2013-02-12 16:19
Author: General Reference Enquiry