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In Australia, more than 38,000 missing persons reports are received by police each year. While most people are found within a short period of time, there remain approximately 2,600 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 Margaret Sarnek

Margaret SARNEK

Margaret Sarnek was reported missing by her husband Tad Sarnek. She was last seen on 22 August 1975 in George Town. Margaret has three children and had migrated to Tasmania...

Missing Person Cameron McClintic

Cameron McCLINTIC

Cameron McClintic has lived in various places in Australia and has kept in regular contact with his family in the USA over the years. His current whereabouts is unknown but...

Missing Person Qing Chen

Qing CHEN

Qing Yue Chen was last seen by his flatmate as he left their Dulwich Hill unit about 11am on Tuesday 24 October 2000. It’s believed that on this morning, Mr Chen borrowed money...

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