The issue of missing persons in Australia is complex and multifaceted. Over 38,000 missing persons reports are submitted to police every year in Australia.

In Australia a missing person is defined as anyone who is reported missing to police, whose whereabouts are unknown, and where there are fears for the safety or concern for the welfare of that person.

A long-term missing person is someone who has been missing for more than three months. In Australia there are over 2,600 people listed as a long term missing person.

Anyone, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or educational background, may become a missing person; however, adults are more likely to be listed as long-term missing persons.

Missing Person Andrew Johnson


Andrew Johnson resigned from his job in Adelaide in June 1994 and intended to work his way around Australia. On 13 November 1994, his car was found abandoned in scrub off the...

Missing Person from NSW John Charles Doyle


John Doyle was last seen at his home address in Watsons Bay, NSW on the 11th of July 1996 and was reported to be in good spirits. John has not been seen since this time and...

NSW Missing Person William Torrens


William “John” Torrens was last seen leaving the Fairview Retirement Village, Moree on 5 January 2017 wearing a blue button up short sleeve shirt, black shorts hemmed above the...

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