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In Australia, more than 38,000 people are reported missing each year. While most people are found within a short period of time, there remain approximately 1,600 long term missing persons; those who have been missing for more than three months. Missing persons’ cases are investigated by State and Territory police.

Who is missing?

The National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) uses a variety of methods including this website to profile missing persons across the country. Our promotion of missing persons includes; Missing Persons Posters, Facebook and social media, outdoor advertising, partnerships with corporate supporters and through events such as International Missing Children’s Day and National Missing Persons Week.

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Please note: the cases listed do not represent every missing person in Australia that has been reported to police. The NMPCC profiles cases provided by State and Territory Missing Persons Units when the missing person is considered long-term. If you are searching for a specific missing person, or a person matching a specific description, please see our site search tips page.

Missing Person Maxwell Bryant

Maxwell BRYANT

Maxwell Bryant, born 1961, was last sighted on 1 March 2013 at the aboriginal community, Yalata via Ceduna South Australia. He was often transient between Ceduna and Port...

Missing Person Debbie Ashby

Debbie ASHBY

Debbie Ashby was last seen leaving her family home at Leumeah in Sydney's west on 9 October 1987. Debbie left her home at 1pm and stated that she was going to a friend's house...

Missing Person Stella Farrugia


On Thursday 18 October 1984, Stella Farrugia, then aged 18 years, was reported missing by her boyfriend. He said that he last saw her at her home address on Seaview Road,...

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