There's $442 million in "forgotten money" in the care of Revenue NSW with $699,000 of it belonging to people living within the Dubbo Regional Council local government area.
Dubbo regional residents are being urged to check their eligibility to claim some of the money, particularly if they are experiencing hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The forgotten money comes from share dividends, trust accounts, refunds, commissions, deceased estates and a range of other sources.
"We know many people are doing it tough, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and households are having to keep a close eye on their budget, which is why I encourage people to check their eligibility," said NSW Finance Minister Damien Tudehope
"You could have hundreds or thousands of dollars that you didn't know about.
"This money belongs to the people of NSW and I want to make sure it goes back to its rightful owners."
We know many people are doing it tough, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and households are having to keep a close eye on their budget, which is why I encourage peopleto check their eligibility.NSW Finance Minister Damien Tudehope
Revenue NSW holds more than a million unclaimed items from private companies, state trustees, local councils and government agencies that can't be returned to the owners because their contact details are out of date and they cannot be tracked down.
"It's quick and easy to check if you have unclaimed money," the minister said.
"Simply visit the Revenue NSW website and type your name into the free search tool.
"If you do have a claim, notify Revenue NSW and collect your money.
"It only takes a few minutes and you could walk away with some extra money in your pocket."
The NSW government holds the money indefinitely until it is claimed.