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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 - Ian Hollis

Ian HOLLIS

Ian Hollis left the family home in Minto NSW on 15 May 1986. Earlier in the evening an argument had occured between him and his girlfriend.

Ian has not been seen...

Missing Person Kay Docherty

Kay DOCHERTY

Kay Docherty, then aged 16, was las seen on 27 July 1979 around 7.30pm in the company of Toni Cavanagh, then aged 15 (also missing). Both girls left...

Missing Person John Connor

John CONNOR

Originally from Port Pirie, South Australia, John Connor was reported missing from Adelaide as of 2.20pm 10 April 1985. It is believed he travelled to Adelaide to attend a...

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