Unclaimed money available for Geelong

The state government is encouraging Greater Geelong residents to check whether they could be eligible for some unclaimed money from the State Revenue Office’s register. 

Millions of dollars end up in the Victorian Unclaimed Money Register each year, with Greater Geelong having the most unclaimed money available across the state. 

Minister for Economic Growth Tim Pallas said more than 33,000 entitlements valued at over $4.3 million were available for eligible people in Greater Geelong. 

“We encourage Victorians to check the website and claim their unclaimed monies,” he said. 

“This could provide substantial benefits to people if they make the effort. If you are not sure, our advice is to go to the website and check.’’ 

The State Revenue Office Victoria holds records of money that remains unclaimed after 12 months from sources, including share dividends, salaries, wages, rents, bonds, and sales proceeds. 

Ballarat had more than 14,000 entitlements and $1.8 million available, followed by Greater Bendigo with 13,000 entitlements at $1.8 million and Latrobe with 13,000 entitlements at $1.5 million. 

Greater Shepparton also had close to 9,000 entitlements at $1.2 million, with 7,000 entitlements worth a million available for Mildura. 

The City of Melbourne is the metropolitan Melbourne council area with the most unclaimed money, with more than 67,000 entitlements worth over $17.7 million. 

This is followed by Boroondara at $9.8 million, Stonnington at $6.9 million and Whitehorse at $6.6 million. 

Visit sro.vic.gov.au/unclaimedmoney to claim owed money by searching the register using personal or company name and address.