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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 Leisl Smith

Leisl SMITH

About 1pm on Sunday 19 August 2012 Leisl Smith left her home in Wallarah NSW in her Honda Accord and was supposed to return at 5pm to look after her animals. She has not been...

Missing Person Chad Sutton

Chad SUTTON

Chad Sutton and his sister Melony Sutton were last seen on 23 of November 1992. Chad and his sister Melony left their Inala Queensland home at 8.35am....

Missing Person Wendy Dalla

Wendy DALLA

Wendy Dalla was last seen on 29 September 1975 when she left her family home in Cook to walk to the local shops a short distance away. Wendy was expected back a short time...

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