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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 Wa Patricia Broun

Patricia BROUN

At 8.30am on Thursday, 4 June 1953, Patricia Broun left her home at Inverness Circle, Mount Lawley to travel to work.

That afternoon whilst at work, she received a...

Missing Person Joanne Ratcliffe

Joanne RATCLIFFE

Joanne Ratcliffe aged 11 and Kirste Gordon aged 4, went missing from Adelaide Oval, SA while attending an Australian Rules football...

Missing Person Danny Walker

Danny WALKER

Danny Walker was last seen in Mackay on 21 May 2008 and spoke to family members by phone a few days later, indicating he may travel to Tasmania in a maroon Subaru Sports wagon...

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