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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 Alma Arevalo Turcios

Alma AREVALO TURCIOS

Alma Arevalo Turcios was last known to have been in San Salvador, El Salvador on 6 May 2012. There are concerns for her safety and welfare. If you have any information which...

Missing Person Lisa Brown

Lisa BROWN

Lisa Brown has been missing since 12.30am on 10 November 1998 from the Palmerston Street, Perth City area. She was last seen wearing casual blue denim jeans, a black T-shirt...

Missing Person Philippe Fortin

Philippe FORTIN

Philippe Fortin was last seen by his family on 21 August, 2002 at Liverpool, New South Wales. There has been no further contact since this date and there are concerns for his...

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