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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 Sebastian Poulson

Sebastian POULSON

Sebastian POULSON was last sighted at about 4am on Sunday 19 October 2014 at the ‘Wangkatjungka Community’ via Fitzroy Crossing Western Australia. At the time he was wearing a...

Missing Person Bronwyn Winfield

Bronwyn WINFIELD

Bronwyn Winfield was last seen at her home in Lennox Head NSW by relatives on 16 May 1993. Her estranged husband reported her missing to police on the 27 May 1993....

Missing Person Odette Houghton

Odette HOUGHTON

Odette Houghton had been living in India for around a year after a period of overseas travel. She was last seen by her family in April 1990 in Thailand, and was wearing her...

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