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In Australia, more than 38,000 missing persons reports are received by police each year. While most people are found within a short period of time, there remain approximately 2,600 long term missing persons; those who have been missing for more than three months. Missing persons’ cases are investigated by State and Territory police.

Who is missing?

The National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) uses a variety of methods including this website to profile missing persons across the country. Our promotion of missing persons includes; Missing Persons Posters, Facebook and social media, outdoor advertising, partnerships with corporate supporters and through events such as International Missing Children’s Day and National Missing Persons Week.

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Please note: the cases listed do not represent every missing person in Australia that has been reported to police. The NMPCC profiles cases provided by State and Territory Missing Persons Units when the missing person is considered long-term. If you are searching for a specific missing person, or a person matching a specific description, please see our site search tips page.

Missing Person William French

William FRENCH

William French, who preferred to be called Maddison, was last seen in Perth on 11 December 1997. On 17 December 1997, Maddison telephoned his girlfriend from Carnarvon, Western...

Missing person from New south wales James Howe

James Leo HOWE

James Leo Howe was last seen on 27/03/1987 about 4.30pm when he was dropped off by a work mate at a bus stop in Ashfield so he could catch the bus home to Leichhardt. James failed...

Missing Person from NSW Stephen Krech

Stephen KRECH

Stephen Krech was reported missing on 16 June 1994. He was last seen leaving his sister’s residence in Hannam Vale, NSW on 13 June 1994 in a Mitsubishi Magna. This vehicle was...

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