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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.

Lucy VELVICK

Lucy Velvick was reported missing on September 30, 1998. She was last seen in the Mangrove Mountain area on the morning of her disappearance. Lucy is known to suffer Alzheimer’s...

Missing Person Kirste Gordon

Kirste GORDON

Kirste Gordon aged 4 and Joanne Ratcliffe aged 11, went missing from Adelaide Oval, SA while attending an Australian Rules football match on 25 August 1973. Kirste and Joanne were...

Missing Person Bryan Maxted

Bryan MAXTED

Bryan Maxted was reported missing on 5 October 2009. He had travelled to Sydney on 28 September and was staying in a hotel by the Rocks. Personal items were found in his hotel...

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