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In Australia, more than 38,000 missing persons reports are received by police each year. While most people are found within a short period of time, there remain approximately 2,600 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 Shayne Gallager


Shayne Gallager was last seen on Tuesday 30 September 2003. He was seen driving his vehicle a 1978 Red Nissan Patrol Short Wheel base, registered number 7CZ 988. Shayne was...

Missing Person Alma Arevalo Turcios


Alma Arevalo Turcios was last known to have been in San Salvador, El Salvador on 6 May 2012. There are concerns for her safety and welfare. If you have any information which may...

NSW Missing Person Pierre Cussinet


Pierre Cussinet was a French national Airline Pilot for Air France and disappeared from his Double Bay address around 22 February 1971. At the time there was a pilot strike on and...

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