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The issue of missing persons in Australia is complex and multifaceted. Over 38,000 missing persons reports are submitted to police every year 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 2,600 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 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 match on 25 August 1973. Joanne and Kirste were...

Robert DICKIE

Robert Dickie, aged 71, was last seen about 6pm on Tuesday 14 June 2016, when he left his home on Wattle Road, Elong Elong. Robert did not return as planned and was reported...

Missing Person Michael Devitt

Michael DEVITT

In January 2010, Michael Devitt left family and friends in Brisbane to give a trucking mate a hand with his business up north. Michael worked in the trucking industry and...

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