Welcome to the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre website (the website). The website is presented by the Australian Government for the purpose of providing information for the benefit of the public.


1. General Terms of Use

Use of the terms "National Missing Persons Coordination Centre", “NMPCC”, "us", "our" or "we" refers to the NMPCC as the licensed owner of the website and the terms "you" and "your" refer to the user or viewer of the website or the user of information contained in, or accessed through, the website (information).

1.1 Deemed acceptance

By accessing or using this website, you are deemed to accept these Terms of Use which together with our Privacy statement govern our relationship with you in relation to this website. We may change the content of this website and these Terms of Use at our discretion and without notice. By continuing to use the website you accept the Terms of Use as they apply from time to time.

Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of this website is subject to the laws of the Australian Capital Territory.

1.2 For general information only

The content of this website is for your general information and use only. In no instance does the information available on or through the website amount to professional advice. You should obtain any appropriate independent professional advice relevant to your particular circumstances.

1.3 Non-NMPCC data

This website may include data that is sourced from organisations other than the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre. Inclusion of non-NMPCC data does not constitute either endorsement or recommendation of this material. Where appropriate, we will indicate non-NMPCC sourced data.

1.4 Disclaimer of warranties

We have taken great care to ensure the information on this website is as correct and accurate as possible. The information on this website is regularly updated.

However, we do not provide any warranty or guarantee as to the currency, accuracy, reliability, completeness, suitability and/or availability of the information, materials and services found or offered on this website, for any particular purpose.

This site may also include or summarise views, standards or recommendations of third parties. This information does not necessarily constitute the views of the Commonwealth or indicates the Commonwealth’s commitment to any particular course of action.

You acknowledge that such information, materials and services may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

1.5 Disclaimer of liability

You acknowledge that your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk and that the information may contain inaccuracies and errors.

To the maximum extent permitted by law the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre expressly disclaims all liability for any loss, damage, expense and costs incurred by any person arising out of accessing, downloading, using or relying on any information and material from this website including, but not limited to:

  1. use of the website or the information for a purpose for which it was not intended;
  2. any errors or omissions in the website or the information;
  3. any inaccuracy in the website or the information; or
  4. any interpretations or opinions stated in, or which may be inferred from, the website or the information

It is your responsibility to ensure that any services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements; and, if necessary, obtain professional advice appropriate to your circumstances.

1.6 Linking to this site

You may link to our website at your full expense and responsibility. As the location of pages and documents within the site are subject to change over time, you are encouraged to link to the homepage.

1.7 Links to other websites

This website contains links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience only. They do not signify that we endorse the linked website(s), or any associated person, organisation, product or service. We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s). It is your responsibility to make your own decisions about the currency, completeness, accuracy, reliability and suitability of information contained in linked websites.

The listing of any person, organisation, product or service on this Internet site does not constitute, in any way, any form of endorsement by the Commonwealth of that person, organisation, product or service.

1.8 Security, viruses, errors and availability

Although the AFP employs various security controls to protect its website from unauthorised access, users should be aware that the internet is an inherently insecure public network which means there are potential risks that information sent to or from this website may be viewed, intercepted, corrupted or modified by third parties.

In addition, files obtained from or through this website may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other devices or defects. You bear the risks and responsibility for any loss or damage caused, directly or indirectly, by these risks, and we accept no liability for any interference with, or damage to, your computer system, software or data occurring in connection with this website.

Users are encouraged to take appropriate action and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever information if downloaded from this site is free of viruses or other contaminations that may interfere with or damage the user’s computer system, software or data.

1.9 Intellectual Property

Unless the contrary intention is specified in relation to particular information or publications, information on this website is considered public information and is licensed under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (Licence). Under the terms of the Licence you may copy, distribute or display the information to make derivative works and to make commercial use of the Information. If you copy, distribute or display the Information for any purpose you must give the original author credit. View our copyright statement for more information on the re-use of information on this website.

1.10 Accessibility

Where an official document is formally published on the website, for accessibility reasons it may be provided as a PDF document but also in HTML and/or Word formats. In these cases the PDF version is taken to be the official version. To the extent that there is any inconsistency between the versions, the PDF version should be regarded as definitive.

1.11 Freedom of Information, Information Publication Scheme and Public Interest Disclosure Scheme

As a business area of the Australian Federal Police, freedom of information requests and reporting obligations under the Freedom of information Act are handled by the Australian Federal Police. More information can be found at AFP Freedom of Information and AFP Information Publication Scheme pages. You can also find information on the Public Interest Disclosure Scheme on the AFP site.

User Feedback

We seek feedback from our users in order to improve the service offered by our site. Your feedback is welcome.

Further enquiries

If you have enquiries regarding the privacy of information provided to this site, please contact us.

National Missing Persons Coordination Centre
PO Box 401
Canberra City, ACT 2601

Free call 1800 000 634
Email: missing@afp.gov.au

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