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The issue of missing persons in Australia is complex and multifaceted. In 2022 over 55,000 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 in new south wales melcom Cross

Melcom Arthur CROSS

Melcom Cross, aged 40 when he disappeared, failed to return to his place of employment on 03/08/1988. The vehicle Melcom was driving was found abandoned on the 4th of August 1988...

NSW missing person Robert Mulhollan-Green

Robert MULHOLLAN-GREEN

Robert Mulhollan(-Green) was last seen on 17 November 1967 at the Portland Olympic Pool at about 8.30pm. Robert was 107cm tall, with a thin build, fair complexion, blue eyes and...

Missing person in new south wales Laurence Lander

Laurence LANDER

About 8am on Tuesday 23th of March 1982, 23-year-old Laurence Paul Lander was last seen at his home in Cooranbong. Laurence was seen to walk into the bush on the farm he lived at...

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