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The issue of missing persons in Australia is complex and multifaceted. In 2020 over 51,000 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 2,600 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 from South Australia Michael Purse

Michael PURSE

Michael Jeffrey Purse, 32, was last seen on the 6th February 2019 in the city in Adelaide, South Australia, and was reported missing on 24 April 2019.  Michael’s friends and...

Victorian missing person John Costello profile image

John COSTELLO

John Costello was reported missing on the 23 May 1997, with no confirmed sightings since December the previous year. At the time he was believed to be working in the Cobram area...

Missing Person Marc Mietus

Marc MIETUS

On 4 January 2000 Marc Mietus moved from his family home in Melbourne to Brisbane to be closer to friends. On his way to Brisbane, Marc picked up a hitch hiker in Gildara NSW who...

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