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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 Adriano Mason

Adriano MASON

At approximately 9.45pm on Thursday evening 2 July 1992, Adriano Mason left his home in Clyde Street, East Kew, Victoria to take his Rottweiler dog for a walk. Neither he, nor...

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...

Missing Person Sean Sargent

Sean SARGENT

Sean Sargent visited friends at 7pm on 19 March 1999 at Orchid Street, St Lucia Brisbane. He became intoxicated and at about 11pm he and three friends attended a party at...

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