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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 Ian Stanton


Ian Stanton was 23 years old, when he went missing from Bundanoon on 9 May 2003.

If you have information that may assist police to locate Ian please call Crime...

Missing Person Tanya Buckland (Radic or Walker)


Tanya Buckland was last seen in Warwick, Queensland in August 2013. Her family and friends have heard nothing more from her and there are significant concerns for her safety...

Missing Person John Moran


Between the 13 and 18 February 2006, John Moran was driving his car from Kalgoorlie to Menzies, Western Australia when he was involved in a collision with a tree. His car...

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