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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 Raymond Sheean

Raymond SHEEAN

Investigations have revealed that Raymond Sheean was residing in South Australia in the period of time leading up to him going missing. His phone records show he called a...

Missing Person WA Grant Arnold


Grant Arnold and Bryan Curley were on board the 40 foot vessel 'Corsair', which was travelling north from Fremantle to Darwin.

On Friday...

Missing Person Peter Butt

Peter BUTT

Peter Butt was last seen in East Victoria Park Western Australia on 18 June 1988. Extensive inquiries have been conducted nationally since his disappearance without success....

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