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 in New South Wales Violet Burt

Violet BURT

Violet Burt left her home at Barrack Heights at 1:00pm 7/8/1988 to go for a walk on the beach. She has not been seen since.

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On Sunday, 1 February 1976, Mary Jennings was seen at the T Gardens in Kalgoorlie by a relative.

She was seen to get into a small green sedan displaying a registration number...

Jason Andrew Plews Missing Person


Jason Plews, then aged 31 years, was last seen at a Para Hills address on 22 November 2001. He has not made contact with any friends or relatives, or accessed his bank account...

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