Lost Member Register
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) keeps a list of the names of people who have been reported by Superannuation Funds as lost. This list is called the lost members register (LMR).
If you've ever changed your name, address or job it is possible you may have some lost super.
Reasons why you may have been added to the LMR:
- Your super fund has been unable to contact you because they don't have your address or the mail they sent to you has been returned
- Your fund has not received contributions or a rollover for you in the past five years
- Your account was transferred to another fund as a lost member.
ATO-held super includes amounts paid to them by employers, super funds or the government on your behalf. If the ATO have been unable to find an account to transfer the money to, they will hold it on your behalf.
ATO-held super includes:
- Super guarantee
- Super holding accounts (SHA) special account
- Super co-contributions
- Unclaimed super.
If you find ATO-held super you can complete Zurich Superannuation Transfer Request Form (pdf 474kb) (one for each fund you are transferring from) and we’ll arrange for the various amounts to be transferred to your Zurich superannuation plan.
When you have signed and completed the Superannuation Transfer Request Form, return it to:
Zurich Client Service Centre
Locked Bag 994
North Sydney NSW 2059
Alternatively, you can log into the ATO’s SuperSeeker search tool and consolidate online.
Either way, when the money is received by Zurich, we will confirm that the money has been received and how much was deposited to your account. It’s that easy with Zurich.
$16.8 billion in lost super… is some of this yours?
According to the ATO there were 3.4 million lost super accounts in June 2012. The total amount of lost superannuation is a staggering $16.8 billion. Find out how you can track down your lost super and how Zurich can help you in consolidating it to your Zurich superannuation plan.