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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 QLD Scott Moulder


Scott Moulder, aged 46, was last seen about 4.30pm on the 22nd of March 2019 leaving a residence on German Street, Norman Gardens, in North Rockhampton, QLD. He has not been seen...

Missing Person Donald Govan

Donald (Donny) GOVAN

Donald (Donny) Govan was camping with his sister and friends along the Murray River bushland reserve, about 1km north of Braund Road, Echuca on Saturday 1 September 2012. At...

Missing Person Hayley Dodd

Hayley DODD

Hayley Dodd made a telephone call at 10.30am on Thursday 29 July 1999. She was given a lift by a woman to the North West Road, Badgingarra, Western Australia. Hayley was known...

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