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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 Frederick Bamboo

Frederick BAMBOO

Fredrick Bamboo, a resident of Mossman in north Queensland, was last seen on Palm Island when he attended a funeral in June 1995. Since then he has not been in contact with...

Missing Person Renata Wolanin

Renata WOLANIN

During the early hours of 2 August 1989, Renata Wolanin, then aged 41 years, walked out of her home at Linden Park after a domestic dispute with her husband. She has not been...

Missing Person Marilyn Qualmann

Marilyn QUALMANN

Missing presumed murdered.

On Sunday 21 September 1975 Marilyn Qualmann, then aged 14 years, went missing from Moorook Road, Moorook (via Kingston-on-Murray). The...

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