ACT Government Unclaimed Trust Moneys

Unclaimed Trust Money held by ACT Government

Unclaimed trust money held by ACT Government is defined as 'trust' moneys under the Financial Management Act 1996. Examples include

  • money deposited with the Territory pending the completion of a transaction or the determination of a dispute and that may become repayable;
  • money that is paid into a territory court for possible repayment to the payee or a third party because of any Act, order, instruction or authority;
  • money that belongs to or is owing to any person and is collected by the Territory because of an agreement between the Territory and that person;
  • money that is paid to the Territory in trust for any other lawful purpose.

Moneys that meet the definition of trust moneys are held in a directorate managed trust banking account and are required to be declared unclaimed if not less than 6-years has elapsed since the date the money became payable and during that period no-one entitled to the money has requested the money be returned to them. 

These unclaimed trust moneys do not include:

  • unclaimed superannuation;
  • bank account balances;
  • life insurance policies; or
  • company shares for example.

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How to Claim 

Make a claim by completing and lodging an Application for Unclaimed Money [Word documentDOC 217 KB] [108022 PDF 167 KB]

Please use the checklist on the claim form to ensure accuracy and that you provide all required supporting documentation.

Contact Details

Inquiries and claims in relation to the ACT Government's unclaimed trust money's should be directed to: 

Director
Asset Liability Management
ACT Chief Minister,Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Level 1, Canberra Nara Centre
1 Constitution Avenue
CANBERRA ACT 2600
Telephone: +61 2 6207 0187
Fax: +61 2 6207 0183

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Public Trustee for the Australian Capital Territory

The Public Trustee administers moneys 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. 

Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC)

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) is responsible for handling all unclaimed moneys from authorised deposit taking institutions, life insurance companies and benefit fund friendly societies, institutions providing first home saver accounts, and companies with unclaimed money/property.

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is responsible for unclaimed moneys in relation to superannuation.