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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.


Anthony Goodyer was last seen near George Town in northern Tasmania on 4 February 2022. At the time, Anthony was walking on East Tamar Highway wearing dark coloured ¾ shorts, dark...

NSW Missing Person Than Van NGUYEN

Thanh Van NGUYEN

Thanh Van Nguyen was last seen onboard a 6.6m runabout vessel with 2 friends to go fishing. After fishing between Cape Banks and Little Bay, the vessel was hit by a rogue wave in...

Missing Person June Doyle


June Doyle was last seen on Friday 3 January 1986 at Waitara. She left her home in the evening and has not been seen or heard from since. It is totally out of character for June...

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