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 Penelope Smith

Penelope SMITH

Penelope Smith was last seen in Toowong, Brisbane at 7pm on 7 November 2005. It is believed that she left in her vehicle, a 2003 silver Holden Astra Hatch, Queensland...

Laura Golding

Laura Golding was last seen on the 13th of October 2017 in a small dingy about 500 metres offshore at Copper Alley Bay in Lymington, Tasmania. 

The dingy was later recovered by...

Missing Person Jason Hazelgrove


Jason Hazelgrove was last seen in Gympie, Queensland on the 13 July 2010. He left his home address but failed to return. His family state it is extremely out of character for him...

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