The federal government is hoping to reunite hard-working Australians with a staggering amount of lost and unclaimed superannuation.
New data released by the Australian Taxation Office shows $13.8 billion is waiting to be claimed by its rightful owners.
Watch Superannuation Minister Jane Hume reveal the top suburbs for lost super above
Super payments sometimes get “lost” when when people change their names, move jobs, change addresses or forget to update details with their super fund.
Superannuation Minister Jane Hume old Sunrise that finding out if you have any lost superannuation “is a really easy thing to do.”
“I encourage all Australians to take a moment to login to the ATO via MyGov and check if it’s yours,” she said.
“In as much time as it takes you to eat a bowl of cereal in the morning, you can find out whether some of the super is yours.”
Data shows that New South Wales tops the nation in unclaimed and lost amounts at over $3 billion, and six of the top 10 postcodes.
Victoria and Queensland have around $2 billion to be claimed, Western Australia with just over $1 billion, South Australia with $798 million, the ACT with $231 million, Tasmania with $135 million and the Northern Territory with $161 million.
The top postcode for lost super in Australia is Sydney, with $64 million to be claimed.
It’s followed by Cairns with $40 million and Bondi with $38 million.