Residents in NSW are being urged to reconnect with $461 million in unclaimed money in the lead up to Christmas.
Revenue NSW is currently holding the money, waiting for its rightful owners to come forward.
“Christmas is a time of year where all families could do with a little extra,” NSW Finance Minister Damien Tudehope said.
“COVID-19 has also seen many families tighten their budgets.
“A quick search could help identify money that is sitting, waiting to be claimed through Revenue NSW, that could be used these Summer holidays.
“This money belongs to the people of NSW and I want to make sure it goes back to them.”
Money available to claim
Inner Sydney (including CBD, East & Inner West) – $70,542,087
Northern Sydney – $34,859,016
Western Sydney – $16,086,616
Southern & South West Sydney – $13,733,160
In Sydney’s CBD, east and Inner West, more than $70 million is waiting to be claimed.
More than a million unclaimed items from private companies, State Trustees, local councils and government agencies are being held because their owners cannot be tracked down.
How to check if you for unclaimed money from Revenue NSW
To check if you have unclaimed money, simply visit the Revenue NSW website and click ‘Search for unclaimed money’.
A quick search of your name will then reveal if you are eligible to claim any of the $461 million.
“It’s quick and easy to check if you have unclaimed money,” Tudehope said.
‘This money belongs to the people of NSW and I want to make sure it goes back to them.’
“If you do find some money, lodge a claim with Revenue NSW and collect your money.
“It only takes a few minutes and you could walk away with some extra Christmas money in your pocket to spend on loved ones.”
The NSW government holds unclaimed money indefinitely until someone comes forward to claim it.
Almost $17 million has been claimed since December last year.