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In Australia, more than 38,000 missing persons reports are received by police each year. While most people are found within a short period of time, there remain approximately 2,600 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 Michaela Godau

Michaela GODAU

Michaela Godau was born in Germany in April 1967. She migrated to Australia in November 1981 with her mother, step-father and brother. They lived at Walpole Street, Davoren Park,...

Eileen Stewart

Eileen Jacqueline Stewart was born in 1932 in England. She moved to Tasmania in March 1958 with her husband and four children.

On the 7th of November 1958 Eileen left the...

Missing Person - Nick PAVLIDIS

Nicholas PAVLIDIS

Nicholas 'Nick' Pavlidis of Currambine WA was last spoken to at his home by a friend between 7 and 14 October 2015.

His white Mitsubishi Lancer 1CKU477 was located abandoned...

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