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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.

Place fill image of missing person Adam Maru

Adam MARU

Adam Maru was a 36 year old Aboriginal male who suffered from epilepsy at the time of his disappearance. At about 6pm on 30 November 1997 Adam went fishing with...

Missing Person Magdeleen Dempster

Magdeleen DEMPSTER

In November 1998, Magdeleen Dempster was reported missing by her mother after not seeing or hearing from her since August 1998. Magdeleen had been travelling from...

Missing Person Zedric Woolley

Zedric WOOLLEY

Zedric Woolley of Franklin was last seen on 8 April 2012 in Huonville, Tasmania. Zedric was aged 81 at the time. His vehicle, a blue 2011 Hyundai hatch back was found on a bush...

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