Search agencies

What other search agencies can assist in finding my missing loved one, other than Police?

When a case doesn’t fit the police definition of a missing person, i.e. 'someone whose whereabouts is unknown and there are concerns for their safety and welfare,’ there are other agencies you can turn to for help.

Search agencies operate global search networks with the aim of reuniting family members with those who have lost contact, whether it be as a result of long-term disconnect, adoption, child abduction, or separation as a direct result of war or disaster. These types of searches are referred to as 'Family Tracing' matters.

If there is an active police investigation, it is important to inform your case officer that you are considering using these services.

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Directory of Services

AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS - RESTORING FAMILY LINKS
Conducts worldwide searches to find family members missing as a result of war, disaster or migration.

Telephone:
1800 875 199 (Hotline available  Mon-Fri 9am-5pm AEDT)

Website: www.redcross.org.au

INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL SERVICE AUSTRALIA
Helps trace family members separated by adoption or other legal intervention, international child abduction and voluntary or forced migration.

Telephone:
1300 657 842

Website: www.iss.org.au

LINK UP
Provides reunion services to adult Aboriginals separated from their families and cultures by government intervention policies such as adoption, fostering, or institutionalisation.

Website: www.aiatsis.gov.au/research/finding-your-family

Missing Person Gary Lyddieth

Gary LYDDIETH

Gary Lyddieth left Mornington, Victoria on 26 April 2014 bound for Western Australia. He was driving a white Nissan Urvan campervan with the Tasmanian registration number...

Damian McKENZIE

On the 4th September, 1974, Damian McKenzie, aged 10 years was reported missing whilst on an excursion to Steavenson Falls at Marysville.

Damian from the Cobden area...

Darren Shannon - Missing person

Darren SHANNON

Darren Shannon was eleven months old when he was last seen on Saturday 9 June 1973 at his grandparents house.

He was taken from the house by his father...

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