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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.

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor, aged 34, was last seen at the family home in Wentworth Falls on 14 March 2000.  Mark has left the property between 8am - 2pm and has not been seen or in...

John Hooper

John Hooper was traveling in a vehicle to Greenwich Park and has not arrived at his destination. The last known contact made with John indicates he was in Marulan, however,...

Missing Person Melony Sutton


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

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