Tuesday, 8 November 2016
Dr Nahan said there was no time limit on claims and anyone who could clearly establish a rightful claim would be paid their money regardless of how long it had been held.
In 2015-16, the Department of Treasury received unclaimed money notifications relating to more than 30,000 separate amounts, totalling nearly $8.2 million.
The Treasurer said 2,000 accounts were resolved in 2015-16, resulting in more than $1.6 million being paid out to people who had claimed from the register.
"Millions of dollars owed to thousands of West Australians is lying unclaimed within the Department of Treasury's Register of Unclaimed Money database," he said.
"In the past 12 months, the largest individual unclaimed amounts of $289,877 and $178,185 have been added to the register, just waiting for people to claim them.
"I would encourage every West Australian to check the register to see if they are entitled to any of the funds, as the register contains 454,000 unclaimed amounts totalling more than $67 million."