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 David Lawson


David Lawson was last seen by family about 11pm on Saturday, 9 September 2010 at the Jinyaadi Homestead, Dampier Peninsula. At that time he was suffering mental aberrations....

Missing Person John Dixon


Bernard Dixon (born 1965) has had no contact with family since December 2011. He is a British citizen and had been travelling around Australia prior to his disappearance. If you...

Missing Person Charles Sudduth


Charles Sudduth is a US citizen who entered the country on 5 March 2004 from the USA. He has not made contact with family or friends since. Concerns are held for his safety and...

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