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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 Persons Kate Alexander ACT

Kate ALEXANDER

Kate was last seen at her home in Yarralumla on 31 March 1974. Kate is described as being an unassuming type of person and could easily be taken advantage of. Several sightings...

Missing Person Andrew Johnson

Andrew JOHNSON

Andrew Johnson resigned from his job in Adelaide in June 1994 and intended to work his way around Australia. On 13 November 1994, his car was found abandoned in scrub off the...

William TYRRELL

William Tyrrell, who was aged just three-years-old at the time of his disappearance, was last seen at his grandmother’s home on Benaroon Drive at Kendall, on...

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