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National DNA Program

Australian-first forensic program to seek to name our country's unidentified human remains

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is today launching the country’s first National DNA Program, with the hope of uncovering investigative leads as to the identity of our unknown Australians and resolving long-term missing persons cases across Australia.

This new initiative – the National DNA Program for Unidentified and Missing Persons will harness modern forensic techniques to allow the...

National Missing Persons Week 2020

National Missing Persons Week 2020: Police call on community to help solve eight long-term missing persons cases

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is calling on the public to help solve eight long-term missing persons’ investigations as part of a digital campaign marking National Missing Persons Week 2020 (2-8 August 2020).

The initiative – titled ‘I’ll see you later’ – has been developed by the AFP’s National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) and includes a series of short videos which...

Canberra Milk 2020 Campaign

Missing Australians featured on milk bottles for the second year

In a joint campaign developed by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) and Canberra Milk, the faces of missing people will once again be displayed on milk bottles in the Australian Capital Territory. The campaign will run from 15 June for four weeks in an effort to solve the mystery of their disappearance and raise awareness of the issue of...

International Missing Children's Day 2020

International Missing Children’s Day: For a moment, the whole world knew how it felt to miss someone…

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC)  are marking International Missing Children’s Day (IMCD) 2020 with a creative campaign, including a short video themed: #MissingChildrenDeserveAReunionToo, that taps into the collective loss and grief people around the globe are feeling while living through the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

The pandemic...

Missing Persons Hackathon

Australia’s first large scale hackathon combines innovative approach with crowdsourced talent to find national missing persons

In what will be considered a world first, today 354 participants will gather across ten locations in Australia to generate leads for 12 national missing person cases for the Australian police.

The AustCyber Canberra Cyber Security Innovation Node has partnered with the Australian Federal Police, the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre and Trace Labs to deliver the first ever National...

Uber Australia joins NMPCC Corporate Supporter Cohort

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) today has welcomed Uber Australia into their Corporate Supporter Network in time for National Missing Persons Week 2019.

The NMPCC relies on its network of Corporate Supporters to reach millions of people across the country to raise awareness of missing persons, and to educate the community on the issues and...

National Missing Persons Week Campaign Image

Individuals not statistics - Australian Federal Police shift focus from statistics for National Missing Persons Week 2019

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) is shining a spotlight on Australia’s long term missing with the launch of National Missing Persons Week (NMPW) running from 4 - 10 August 2019.

Annually, National Missing Persons Week strives to create awareness throughout the wider Australian community, targeting those who have never thought about a...

Canberra Milk bottles with missing persons profiles

Putting the faces of missing people back on milk cartons

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Canberra Milk are joining forces to put the faces of missing people back on milk bottles in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

AFP Assistant Commissioner Debbie Platz said the initiative – which launches in the ACT region on 6 June – will see 12 long-term missing people with connections to the Canberra region featured on one litre fresh milk bottles...

IMCD Cover image girl with pretend binoculars

International Missing Children’s Day: AFP short film asks Australians to consider world’s missing children

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has released a short film on International Missing Children’s Day to raise awareness of missing children in Australia and around the world.

Today (25 May) is a day for remembering children from Australia and across the world who are still missing, paying tribute to those who were victims of crime, acknowledging children who found their way home, and supporting...

Photo of the front cover of the publication Acknowledging the Empty Space

AFP launch updated framework to support those with a missing loved one

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) today launched an updated missing persons framework in collaboration with the University of New England and public health researcher Dr Sarah Wayland.

Acknowledging the Empty Space: A framework to enhance support of people left behind when someone is missing provides an update to the 2007 edition combining...

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Missing Person Marie Agostino

Maree AGOSTINO

Maree Agostino was last seen at her home address in Footscray on 13 March 1984 when she said she was going for a walk for an hour. Maree never returned to her home, leaving two...

Missing person from New south wales Timothy Martin

Timothy James MARTIN

Timothy James Martin was last seen on the 10th of Septmeber 1983 at a family address in Farmborough Heights, NSW. He left a note stating he was going fishing. Timothy has not...

Missing Person Geoffrey Hay

Geoffrey HAY

On 28 August 2013 Tasmanian Police attended a house fire in Nixon Street, Devonport, the residence of Geoffrey Hay. The fire resulted in major structural damage to the residence...

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