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 - 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 Matthew Burgess


Matthew Burgess, born 1959, was last sighted early August 1984 at Hazel Wood Park. He enjoyed painting and was interested in the Aboriginal lands. Extensive enquiries have...

Missing Person Wayne Steinhardt

Wayne Steinhardt

Mr Steinhardt, 65, is known to frequent camping grounds across south east Queensland, and in July of 2010 he advised family that he was moving from the Samford Showgrounds to...

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