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Revenue NSW holds unclaimed money from accounts held in NSW. ‘Unclaimed money’ is:

  • more than $100 in an account that has been inactive for at least 6 years, or
  • any amount of trust money under the Property Stock and Business Agents Act 2002 that has been held for more than 2 years, or
  • certain kinds of superannuation.

You can search and claim your lost money online, using the Revenue NSW website.

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  • your personal and contact details
  • copies of proof of identity documents as detailed on the form
  • change of name document (if applicable)
  • evidence of your connection to the last known address held by Revenue NSW
  • evidence of a relationship between you and the entity that sent the unclaimed money to Revenue NSW
  • an ASIC company search (if applicable)
  • an original letter of authority issued by the company (if applicable)
  • your Australian bank account details.
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To make a claim on unclaimed money held by Revenue NSW, you must be able to prove:

  • your identity
  • a connection to your last known address as held by Revenue NSW, and
  • a relationship between you and the entity that sent Revenue NSW the money (e.g. share certificates or statements).
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Revenue NSW holds the following types of unclaimed money only from accounts maintained in NSW:

  • dividends
  • principal and interest
  • trust account funds
  • expenses
  • refunds and overpayments
  • deposits and premiums
  • unpresented cheques
  • proceeds of sale
  • royalties
  • commissions
  • creditors
  • debentures
  • bonds
  • convertible notes
  • superannuation lodged between 1 July 1997 and 30 June 2007 (learn more about eligible unclaimed super), and
  • New South Wales (NSW) Public Sector Superannuation.

Revenue NSW does not hold the following types of unclaimed money:

  • bank savings superannuation (other than NSW Public Sector Superannuation) lodged after 1 July 2007
  • unpaid wages
  • estates or trusts where next of kin and/or beneficiaries can’t be found, or
  • from accounts maintained outside of NSW.

Please note:

  • debiting of fees, taxes, duties or charges, or the crediting of interest or dividends into an inactive account doesn't make that account an active account
  • you have 6 years from the time Revenue NSW receives the unclaimed money to make a claim, although the Chief Commissioner will consider claims after 6 years
  • there is no time limit for unclaimed superannuation benefits.
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Source url: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/find-and-claim-lost-money-%E2%80%93-revenue-nsw