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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 Sean Walsh

Sean WALSH

Sean Walsh was last seen in the Randwick area on 10 May 2009. If you have information that may assist police to locate Sean please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Missing Person Peter Gill

Peter GILL

Peter Gill was last seen on 27 August 2006 in New Town, Tasmania. At the time he disappeared he was wearing a red T-shirt and jeans with a rip. If you have information that may...

Helen Karipidis missing person from NSW Australia

Helen KARIPIDIS

Helen Karipidis was last seen around 5:30pm on 22 December 1988, in a playground in Marrickville, NSW. Helen was playing handball with a group of friends before she disappeared....

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