Lost Property

UNSW Security and Traffic Management are responsible for the handling and management of Lost and Found Property. All found items are registered into the Lost Property database. Lost property found on and off campus is held at Security Office Gate 2 for a period of one (1) month.

Please help us return lost property by writing your name and student number on books, notes, folders and other items whenever possible.

Perishable items, drink bottles and food containers will be disposed of immediately.

Finding lost property

Please hand in any lost items to the Library, Campus Security at Gate 2, Security and Traffic Management, Level 2 Mathews Building, or to any Security Officer. Campus Security will attempt to contact the owner by phone, email or by letter, if the item is identified. If a lost item received is unidentifiable, Campus Security will hold the item for one (1) month before disposing of it. After this period, if you have not contacted Security regarding your lost property and it is still in good condition, it will be donated to the annual Lost Property sale.

Reporting lost property


Collecting your property

Lost property may be collected from Campus Security located at Gate 2, which is open 24/7.

Please note you are required to provide the following:

  • Proof of identity and, if necessary, description/ownership of the item
  • Signature to acknowledge receipt of the item

On the Paddington Campus, lost property is held with Estate Management in Room FG14 (F Block). The office is open from 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday. Tel: (02) 8936 0747.