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Lost super? You can track it down.

People lose super because they change jobs. They move house and don’t update their account details. They get married and change their names. After a while, those super accounts fade from memory and unclaimed super may ends up being transferred to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

In addition, a new legislation starting 1 July 2019 requires super funds to report and transfer inactive low balance super accounts1 to the ATO.

Locate your lost money

Think of your lost super as a way to boost your Hostplus balance. You may have $100 or $1,000 in super sitting with the ATO or some more money with another super fund(s). Imagine how your super could grow with a boost like that!
You can now check where your super is using ATO online services through myGov:

  • log in or create a myGov account
  • link your myGov account to the ATO
  • select ‘super’
  • you can then find and choose to transfer your super to Hostplus.

1 In general, a super account is an inactive low balance account if:

  • no amount has been received to that account for 16 months;
  • it has balance of less than $6,000;
  • it has no insurance attached; and
  • you have not met a prescribed condition of release.

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