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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 Lynette Dawson

Lynette DAWSON

Lynette Dawson, a 33-year-old mother-of-two, was last seen by her husband on 9 January 1982.

While at home with her husband on the evening of Friday 8 January 1982,...

Missing Person WA Sharon Fulton

Sharon FULTON

At about 9.30am on Tuesday, 18 March 1986, Sharon Fulton left her home address in Readshaw Road, Duncraig, and dropped her three year-old son off in Wangara. 

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Missing Person Krzysztof Dziewierz

Krzysztof DZIEWIERZ

Krzysztof Dziewierz was last seen at an Paralowie, Adelaide address on 21 April 1994. His vehicle, an orange 1976 Chrysler Valiant sedan, was located abandoned near some...

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