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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 Lawrence Phillips

Lawrence PHILLIPS

Lawrence Phillips disappeared without trace after parking his vehicle at Somerset view lookout, Gympie. If you have information that may assist police to locate Lawrence...

Missing Tamela Menzies

Tamela MENZIES

Tamela Menzies was last seen at Palm Beach, Queensland on 20 July 1995. On 23 July 1995 she phoned her mother and she has not been seen since. If you have information that...

Missing Person Dean Pollard

Dean POLLARD

Dean Pollard was last seen at Midland Masonry Supplies, Midland by his father in early 2010. He has not contacted family or friends since that time and despite extensive...

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