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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 Kenneth Gibbs

Kenneth GIBBS

Kenneth Gibbs was last seen at his home address in Avonmore Terrace, Cottesloe on 8 February 2008. There have been no sightings of Kenneth or signs of life since this date...

Missing Person Michael Isles

Michael ISLES

Queensland Police Senior Sergeant Michael Isles, was last seen at Ayr North Queensland on the morning of 23 September 2009. The unmarked police vehicle, a silver Toyota Aurion...

Missing Person Rowan Cook

Rowan COOK

Rowan Cook was last seen at Walpole Hardware Supplies on 2 October 2013 before walking back to his campsite off Aldridge Cove, Walpole. His abandoned campsite was located...

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