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Lost super (fund-held)

Last updated 26 February 2023

Lost super is money held by super funds where the member is either:

  • uncontactable – the fund has lost contact with the member and the account hasn’t received a contribution or rollover for 12 months
  • inactive – an account hasn’t received a contribution or rollover in 5 years.

The 2 tables below show the total number of accounts and value by category of lost super (fund-held) at the end of the last 4 financial years.

Lost super – fund-held: account numbers

Category

2019
('000)

2020
('000)

2021
('000)

2022
('000)

Lost uncontactable

188

241

229

218

Lost inactive

486

193

133

130

Total

674

434

362

349

Figures have been rounded to the nearest thousand. Totals may not align due to rounding.

Lost super – fund-held: account values

Category

2019

2020

2021

2022

Lost uncontactable

$3.8b

$4.8b

$5.0b

$5.7b

Lost inactive

$12.7b

$5.5b

$4.2b

$4.7b

Total

$16.5b

$10.3b

$9.2b

$10.4b

Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred million.

If you believe you may have lost super, you can search for it.

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