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Launch of Queensland Missing Persons Day postponed

The COVID-19 restrictions currently in place around the country have led to the regrettable postponement of the upcoming Queensland Family of Missing Persons Day. 

The Australian Federal Police and Queensland Police Service are working to reschedule the event, which was set to be hosted in Brisbane on Sunday 1 August.

Queensland families who have registered for the event will be personally...

International Missing Children’s Day 2021: Commemorative tree dedicated to all missing children

The Australian Federal Police’s National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) is honouring International Missing Children’s Day (IMCD) 2021 with a tree dedication at the National Arboretum in Canberra for all missing children and their families.

IMCD is commemorated annually on the 25 May. IMCD is a day where people around the world commemorate the missing children who have found their...

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International Missing Children’s Day 2021: Commemorative tree dedicated to all missing children

The Australian Federal Police’s National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) is honouring International Missing Children’s Day (IMCD) 2021 with a tree dedication at the National Arboretum in Canberra for all missing children and their families.

IMCD is commemorated annually on the 25 May. IMCD is a day where people around the world commemorate the missing children who have found their...

National DNA Program

Australian-first forensic program to seek to name our country's unidentified human remains

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is today launching the country’s first National DNA Program, with the hope of uncovering investigative leads as to the identity of our unknown Australians and resolving long-term missing persons cases across Australia.

This new initiative – the National DNA Program for Unidentified and Missing Persons will harness modern forensic techniques to allow the...

National Missing Persons Week 2020

National Missing Persons Week 2020: Police call on community to help solve eight long-term missing persons cases

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is calling on the public to help solve eight long-term missing persons’ investigations as part of a digital campaign marking National Missing Persons Week 2020 (2-8 August 2020).

The initiative – titled ‘I’ll see you later’ – has been developed by the AFP’s National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) and includes a series of short videos which...

Canberra Milk 2020 Campaign

Missing Australians featured on milk bottles for the second year

In a joint campaign developed by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) and Canberra Milk, the faces of missing people will once again be displayed on milk bottles in the Australian Capital Territory. The campaign will run from 15 June for four weeks in an effort to solve the mystery of their disappearance and raise awareness of the issue of...

International Missing Children's Day 2020

International Missing Children’s Day: For a moment, the whole world knew how it felt to miss someone…

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC)  are marking International Missing Children’s Day (IMCD) 2020 with a creative campaign, including a short video themed: #MissingChildrenDeserveAReunionToo, that taps into the collective loss and grief people around the globe are feeling while living through the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

The pandemic...

Missing Persons Hackathon

Australia’s first large scale hackathon combines innovative approach with crowdsourced talent to find national missing persons

In what will be considered a world first, today 354 participants will gather across ten locations in Australia to generate leads for 12 national missing person cases for the Australian police.

The AustCyber Canberra Cyber Security Innovation Node has partnered with the Australian Federal Police, the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre and Trace Labs to deliver the first ever National...

Uber Australia joins NMPCC Corporate Supporter Cohort

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) today has welcomed Uber Australia into their Corporate Supporter Network in time for National Missing Persons Week 2019.

The NMPCC relies on its network of Corporate Supporters to reach millions of people across the country to raise awareness of missing persons, and to educate the community on the issues and...

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Individuals not statistics - Australian Federal Police shift focus from statistics for National Missing Persons Week 2019

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) is shining a spotlight on Australia’s long term missing with the launch of National Missing Persons Week (NMPW) running from 4 - 10 August 2019.

Annually, National Missing Persons Week strives to create awareness throughout the wider Australian community, targeting those who have never thought about a...

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Missing Person James Norman

James NORMAN

James Norman had been fishing with a friend off rocks at the western end of Dunsky Beach in the West Cape Howe National Park, west of Albany when he decided to go for a swim. His...

Missing Person Craig Calman

Craig CALMAN

The last contact from Craig Calman with his family was in February 1992 in Melbourne, Victoria. He had been known to travel to Western Australia and Tasmania and was suffering...

Gary Felton

In July 2007, 45 year old Gary Felton along with 40 year old Anthony Popic, 27 year old Chantelle McDougall and her 6 year old daughter Leela vacated their premises in Nannup,...

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