Thousands of people are unaware that they are sitting on an unexpected windfall of unclaimed money in Mildura.
More than $900,000 is waiting to be claimed, ranging from $20 all the way up to the area’s single biggest entitlement of just over $25,000 for a Mildura woman, followed by $22,000 for a couple in Cardross.
The State Revenue Office holds records of money that remain unclaimed after 12 months. This includes share dividends, salaries and wages, rents and bonds, debentures and interest, and proceeds from sales.
Latest figures in Mildura show this equalled 8953 individual entitlements for suburbs including Birdwoodton, Colignan, Merbein, Ouyen, and Werrimull. Across Victoria, there are more than 800,000 entitlements waiting to be claimed.
Mildura leads with $587,239 (5963 entitlements), followed by Red Cliffs ($81,546 for 814 entitlements) and Irymple ($52,121 for 555 entitlements).
Quote attributable to Treasurer Tim Pallas
“You just need to type your name and if we’re holding unclaimed money for you, you’ll know within seconds. If you find an unexpected windfall, just follow the prompts to start the recovery process.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp
“I encourage all Mildura residents, businesses and community groups to visit the State Revenue Office online database and search for any amount recorded under their name.”
“The database is a quick and easy online search tool, so there is no need to involve a third party to track down your money.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020