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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 Alexandra Gowing

Alexandra GOWING

Alexandra Gowing was last seen on 29 May 2004 in Cairns. At the time she was wearing a faded one piece dress in green colour with floral pattern. If you have information that...

Missing Person Linda Sidon

Linda SIDON

Linda Sidon (also known as Linda Jackson) was last seen by a family member on the Gold Coast around the time she disappeared in June 2009.

It was believed she...

Missing Person Matthew Burgess

Matthew BURGESS

Matthew Burgess, born 1959, was last sighted early August 1984 at Hazel Wood Park. He enjoyed painting and was interested in the Aboriginal lands. Extensive enquiries have...

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