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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.

WA Missing Person Joseph Da Silva

Joseph DA SILVA

Joseph Da Silva, then aged 34, was last spoken to by his mother, on 27 April 2017. They had arranged to catch up within the next few days however no further contact could be...

Missing Person John Bennett

John BENNETT

John Bennett was last seen on 6 April 1964 in Sydney whilst employed by the Navy. The attached photograph was taken in 1958. There are concerns for his safety and welfare. If...

Missing Person John Hines

John HINES

John Hines was last seen in the morning hours of 30 May 1997 in Coombabah at his home residence. He left to go to Southport to meet some friends and has not been seen...

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