The Public Trustee and Guardian administers money that have been declared unclaimed under the Unclaimed Money Act 1950, the Agents Act 2003 and the Legal Profession Act 2006. There are different claim requirements under each of the acts.
Unclaimed Money Act 1950
Unclaimed money paid to the Public Trustee and Guardian under the Unclaimed Money Act generally relate to accounts that have been inactive for over six years and can include deposits, dividends, trust account funds, interest, refunds, overpayments, sale proceeds and bonds.
Unclaimed Money from bank, building society and credit union accounts are administered by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission. With effect from 14 March 2011, claims for unclaimed superannuation money should be made to the Australian Taxation Office Superannuation Lost Members' Register SuperSeeker.
Agents Act 2003
Unclaimed Money under the Agents Act are trust money held by licensed agents (including real estate, travel, business, stock and station and employment agents) for more than three years as declared unclaimed to the ACT Office of Regulatory Services.
Legal Profession Act 2006
Unclaimed Money under the Legal Profession Act are money held in trust accounts by solicitors for more than six years without being able to locate the entitled persons, or where the person has refused to accept the funds.
Do I have to complete a claim form for every amount of unclaimed money on your website or can I combine them all on to one form?
We prefer it if you combine all your unclaimed money amounts on the one form.
Do I have unclaimed moneys in any other state / territory?
To access the online search facilities for other states / territories in Australia, check our unclaimed money links (below).