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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 Richard Hadwick


Richard Hadwick was 21-years-old at the time he disappeared. He was last seen at his home by his parents on Saturday 19 May 1990. Richard arrived at his house at...

Missing Person Christine Redford

Christine REDFORD

Christine Redford was last seen at her home address - a unit at Kensington Gardens on 30 June 1998. Enquiries reveal that she left her handbag, which contained her purse, and...

Missing Person Biserka Toplek

Biserka TOPLEK

Biserka (Bibby) Toplek was last seen August 1997 in Caloundra Queensland. She has not been in contact with family or friends since that time. She is known to frequent RSL and...

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