In The Advocate�s distribution area alone, there is almost $65 million unaccounted for across 8734 accounts. The amount lost by people who live in the 6056 postcode, which covers 17 suburbs east of Great Northern Highway from Baskerville south to Helena Valley and Boya, is almost $25 million.
This makes an average of $6573 per lost account, one of the highest across WA.
These details are contained in Westpac�s 2015 Lost Super Report.
Superannuation accounts could be considered lost if no money has been added for 12 months and your fund does not have your current address, or if the balance has not been added to for five years.
Westpac offers free lost super search assistance at its branches.