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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 Stephen Mitchell

Stephen MITCHELL

Stephen Mitchell was last seen on Tuesday 20 March 2007 when he left his sister’s house in the Sydney suburb of Peakhurst. There are grave concerns for Stephen and after...

Missing Person WA Grant Arnold

Grant ARNOLD

Grant Arnold and Bryan Curley were on board the 40 foot vessel 'Corsair', which was travelling north from Fremantle to Darwin.

On Friday...

Missing Person Neil Qualtrough

Neil QUALTROUGH

Neil was due to sail from Honolulu to Australia aboard his boat "Pasado Manama". He left in June 2007 and has not been seen or heard from since. If you have information that...

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