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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 Wa Patricia Broun

Patricia BROUN

At 8.30am on Thursday, 4 June 1953, Patricia Broun left her home at Inverness Circle, Mount Lawley to travel to work.

That afternoon whilst at work, she received a telephone...

Missing Person Carmel Giannasca

Carmel GIANNASCA

Carmel Giannasca was last seen on 14 January 2002 at Gladesville. If you have information that may assist police to locate Carmel please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Missing Person Rigby Fielding

Rigby FIELDING

Rigby Fielding was last seen on the afternoon of 15 August 2015 in East Perth by friends. He told them he was returning to his home in Rockingham later that day. Rigby did not...

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