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.

NSW Missing Person Glen Sanderson


Glen Sanderson is a UK national and was last seen at South Curl Curl beach 7PM on 17 October 2015 after enjoying a day out with friends. He was last seen entering the water for...

Missing person - Dylan DICKIE


Dylan DICKIE, then aged 19, was last seen at Cessnock on 23 June 2016. Dylan’s abandoned motorcycle was later located on 3 July 2016 at Watagans National Park, South...

Missing Person Angela Jeffrey


Angela Jeffrey was last seen at her home in South Road, Penguin at approximately 2pm on Wednesday 1 June 2016.  At this time she was wearing blue jeans, a black cardigan...

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