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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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

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