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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.

Ronald Johnstone

Ronald Johnstone was last seen aboard the vessel ‘MV Merino’ which was docked at Kings Wharf in Invermay. Ronald was a night watchman.

Ronald failed to wake the motorman in the...

Missing Person Eve Askew


Eve Askew went missing from her family's residence at Fitzgerald, Tasmania sometime during the night of the 16 November 1991. Eve left a note indicating her intention to leave...

Tiemuzhen Chalaer NSW Missing Person

Tiemuzhen CHALAER

MEDICAL WARNING: Tiemuzhen suffers with a serious medical condition.

About 4:30pm on Saturday 6 August 2016 Tiemuzhen Chalaer attended a party held in bushland at Wheelbarrow...

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