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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 from NSW Lawrence Victor Anderson

Lawrence ANDERSON

Lawrence Victor Anderson was last seen when he left his home address on the 12th of July 1984.

Lawrence has not been seen or heard from since.

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Missing person Jordan Morris

Jordan MORRIS

Jordan Morris was last seen in the vicinity of Castlereagh Road (Boundary Creek), Penrith at 3:15pm on Friday 24 April 2015. Prior to this, Jordan last made contact with his...

Missing Person William French

William FRENCH

William French, who preferred to be called Maddison, was last seen in Perth on 11 December 1997. On 17 December 1997, Maddison telephoned his girlfriend from Carnarvon, Western...

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