Update: The SuperSeeker online service is currently unavailable and is unlikely to be restored. The ATO has announced that SuperSeeker will be decommissioned earlier than expected. The ATO is directing people to the ‘Check your super using myGov’ page.
SuperSeeker is a service run by the ATO for people to search and find their lost and unclaimed superannuation.
There are many reasons why someone might have lost or unclaimed super, including:
- Default funds from old jobs
- Change of name
- Change of address
- The super fund has not been able to contact you and has transferred your superannuation to the ATO
Finding lost super is usually recommended to reduce multiple administration fees applying and to ensure that unclaimed super is receiving an investment return.
SuperSeeker Full Search
A full search of SuperSeeker allows people to check their super accounts and find lost super held by super funds, or by the ATO where it has been marked as ‘unclaimed’. You may then request that the super be transferred to another superannuation fund.
SuperSeeker received an update in 2013, so people can now request a consolidation of super funds from within SuperSeeker instead of having to contact the super funds directly.
These features of SuperSeeker now requires the use of a myGov account – like many other online ATO services, including myTax and Etax.