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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 Winifred Mary Peace

Winifred PEACE

On Thursday, 22 October 1959, Mrs Peace left her home in Ellam Street, Bentley, Western Australia.

She was shortly after reported as a missing person and has not been...

Missing Person Darren Willis


Darren Willis was last seen in Bingara NSW in December 2010 at age 45.

At the time of his disappearance Darren Willis was described as being Caucasian in appearance,...

Missing Person Anita Schuch image placeholder


Anita Schuch was last seen on 14 December 1965. Anita, aged 68 at the time, was due to be admitted to Royal North Shore Hospital the following day and had expressed concern...

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