Sydney Times

NSW State News


Written by Aksel Ritenis


It’s the season to be jolly and NSW residents could be just that if they are eligible for a portion of the millions of dollars waiting to be claimed through Revenue NSW.

“Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope said more than $420 million in forgotten money was sitting with Revenue NSW, including share dividends, trust accounts, refunds, commissions, deceased estates and money from a range of other sources.”

“This isn’t Government money – it’s your money so we are encouraging everyone to check whether any money can be claimed back,” Mr Tudehope said.

“The holiday season is fast approaching and I want to make sure this money goes back where it belongs – into the pockets of the people of NSW.”

Revenue NSW holds more than a million unclaimed items from private companies, State Trustees, local councils and government agencies that can’t be returned to the owner because their contact details are out of date and they cannot be tracked down.

“It’s quick and easy to check if you have unclaimed money. Simply visit the Revenue NSW website and type your name into the free search tool. If you do have a claim, notify Revenue NSW and collect your money,” Mr Tudehope said.

“It only takes a few minutes and you could walk away with some extra spending money this holiday period.”

The NSW Government holds unclaimed money indefinitely until it is claimed.

Unclaimed money by Sydney region

Location Unclaimed Money
Northern Sydney          $27.62 million
Southern Sydney          $9.59 million
CBD / Eastern Sydney  $46.90 million
Western Sydney           $33.27 million

About the author

Aksel Ritenis

Publisher and Custodian of the Sydney Times

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