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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 Christopher Jarvis

Christopher JARVIS

At 8.10am on the 13 June 2006, Christopher Jarvis' vehicle was recovered in the dunes at Thunder Point, Warrnambool. His vehicle had been set alight under suspicious...

Missing Person Colin Williams

Colin WILLIAMS

Colin Alfred Williams, date of birth unknown, is a prospector from NSW.    He left Iron Baron on the states West Coast heading to Cooyerdoo Station and Salt...

Missing Person Jarred Mueller

Jarred MUELLER

Jarred Mueller has not been seen since leaving his father's house in Proper Bay Road, Port Lincoln, South Australia on 12 June 1999. This area is near bushland on the outskirts...

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