Welcome to the ACT Governments Unclaimed Trust Moneys Database.
website contains information on trust moneys held by the ACT Government and declared, as unclaimed trust moneys.
This website is centrally coordinated by the ACT Treasury Directorate.
The unclaimed moneys referred to at the Treasury website are specifically
those moneys defined as ‘trust’ moneys under the Financial Management Act
1996. For example: 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; or
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 an agency 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. Refer
below for information relating to the location of other forms of unclaimed
How to Claim
If you believe that you are the lawful owner of unclaimed money
you can make a claim by -
Please use the checklist on the claim form to ensure accuracy and that you
provide all required supporting documentation.
ACT Treasury Directorate Contact Details
Inquiries and claims in relation to the ACT Government's
unclaimed trust money's database should be directed to:
ACT Treasury Directorate
Level 1, Canberra Nara Centre
1 Constitution Avenue
CANBERRA ACT 2600
Telephone: (02) 6207 0187
Fax: (02) 6207 0183
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Locating other forms of Unclaimed Moneys
The Public Trustee for the Australian Capital Territory 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. For further information
on unclaimed moneys administered by the Public Trustee for the Australian
Capital Territory, please visit
or contact the Public Trustee as follows:
Public Trustee for
PO Box 221
Civic Square, ACT 2608
Telephone: 02 6207
Unclaimed Moneys from bank, building society and credit union accounts are
administered by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission
(ASIC). Inquiries in relation to these types of unclaimed moneys should be made
to ASIC. More information can be obtained from
Unclaimed Moneys in relation to superannuation are
administered by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Inquiries in
relation to these types of unclaimed moneys should be made to the ATO. More information can be obtained from
Australian Taxation Office (SuperSeeker).