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 Peter Butt

Peter BUTT

Peter Butt was last seen in East Victoria Park Western Australia on 18 June 1988. Extensive inquiries have been conducted nationally since his disappearance without success. If...

Missing Person Brendan Giles

Brendan GILES

Brendan Giles was last seen at Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards NSW on Wednesday 17 July 2013 and has not been sighted since that time. There is some evidence that he may...


Mervyn James Rushton was reported missing on Wednesday 17th April 1991 while holidaying at North Entrance. Mervyn was last seen swimming at the beach with friends though it is...

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