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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.

View profiles of missing persons in Australia

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 Martin Cowan

Martin COWAN

Martin Cowan last made contact with family from Gympie on 31 July 2005. Martin’s bicycle was located in bush land near his home in Gympie. No further contact has been made...

Missing Person Wendy Darvill

Wendy DARVILL

On the morning of 8 August 1996 Ms Darvill told her husband she was going to attend the Magistrates Court to pay a fine and then go to the taxation department. Her husband...

Vo Thanh Ngan TRUONG

Vo Thanh Ngan TRUONG is a Vietnamese national who is staying in Australia and attending Essendon Keilor College in Melbourne Victoria.

Vo was last...

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