The issue of missing persons in Australia is complex and multifaceted. In 2021 over 53,000 missing persons reports were made to police in Australia.

In Australia a missing person is defined as anyone who is reported missing to police, whose whereabouts are unknown, and where there are fears for the safety or concern for the welfare of that person.
A long-term missing person is someone who has been missing for more than three months. In Australia there are over 2,500 people listed as a long term missing person.
Anyone, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or educational background, may become a missing person; however, adults are more likely to be listed as long-term missing persons.

Missing Person Wayne Drewett WA


On Monday, 14 April 2003, Wayne Drewett was with his wife at the Rendezvous Observation City Hotel, Scarborough. He left the hotel to attend a business meeting at his home at...

Missing Person Robert Pendergast


Missing presumed murdered.

Robert Pendergast, then aged 31 years, was reported missing by his mother on 27 May 1999. She had last spoken with him on 6 February 1999 when he was...

Graham Monk

Graham David Monk was last seen about 6:30pm on Saturday the 12th of June 1993. He left the Wallsend area and has not been seen since. It is possible Graham has travelled towards...

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