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 Annastaes Banitskas

Annastaes (Anna) BANITSKAS

Anna Banitskas was last seen when she left her home address for work. She did not attend her workplace and it was found she had taken family photographs from a photo album....

Missing Person Stephen Garrison


In January 1982 Stephen Garrison left his flat in Caulfield North, Victoria. Stephen had given the impression that he would only be out for a short time but he hasn't been...

Missing Person Elizabeth Barlow

Elizabeth BARLOW

Elizabeth is originally from QLD and has not been in contact with family since 1995. She was last living in Redfern, Sydney in 1995 and has not been seen since. She is also...

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