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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 Scott Brown

Scott BROWN

Scott Brown was last seen in the Coffs Harbour area on 18 January 2008. If you have information that may assist police to locate Scott please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000....

Missing Person Neil Qualtrough

Neil QUALTROUGH

Neil was due to sail from Honolulu to Australia aboard his boat "Pasado Manama". He left in June 2007 and has not been seen or heard from since. If you have information that may...

Missing Person Geoffrey Hay

Geoffrey HAY

On 28 August 2013 Tasmanian Police attended a house fire in Nixon Street, Devonport, the residence of Geoffrey Hay. The fire resulted in major structural damage to the residence...

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