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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.

View profiles of missing persons in Australia

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 Matthias Lehmann

Matthias LEHMANN

Matthias Lehmann was last seen at Devonport in Tasmania in early August 2012. Police believe he boarded the Spirit of Tasmania ferry bound for Melbourne on 5 August 2012. He...

Missing Person Leisl Smith

Leisl SMITH

About 1pm on Sunday 19 August 2012 Leisl Smith left her home in Wallarah NSW in her Honda Accord and was supposed to return at 5pm to look after her animals. She has not been...

NSW Missing person Max Day

Max DAY

Max William Day left his home at Peak Hill on the 7th of January, 2017 and his motor vehicle, a green Ford Fairmont, was located abandoned in Forbes.

On Wednesday...

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