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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 Sophie Woodman

Sophie WOODMAN

Sophie Woodman was last seen at about 7:00pm on 21 March 1980 when she left home with a girlfriend. Both girls had pre-arranged to leave home and travel to the eastern states. The...

Missing Person Mark Cunningham

Mark CUNNINGHAM

Mark Cunningham has been missing from his home address in Casuarina since 28 October 1999. He left home at about 10pm driving a beige 1977 Falcon station wagon registered number...

Missing Person Elisha (Sam) Karmas

Elisha KARMAS

Elisha (Sam) Karmas was last seen about 2pm on 11 August 2011 in Punchbowl, when he went to the neighbour’s house to assist them with repairing the doors. Sam left on foot...

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