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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 Lynette Nott

Lynette NOTT

Lynette was last seen at approximately 10.30am 24 December 2009 by her boyfriend after she left his house to go home. Lynette's boyfriend went to her house and found her...

Missing Person Craig Leonard


Craig Leonard, then aged 41 years, resided at Douglas Road, Salisbury East with his wife and daughter. He was last seen at this address at about 10am on Monday 11 January 2010...

Missing Person Richard Micahel Leape

Richard LEAPE

Richard Leape was last heard from by his family in April 1993. He left his Bondi unit, leaving most of his possessions behind. It is totally out of character for him not to...

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