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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 Brendan Breen

Brendan BREEN

Brendan Breen was last seen in Melbourne on 4 April 2012. Up until his disappearance Brenden had regular contact with his daughter He is described as being 183cm tall, medium...

Missing Person Bianca Nelson


Bianca Nelson was last seen at home by her mother on 2 May 1991. She climbed out of the bedroom window and ran along Lewis Street, Regents Park. Bianca had no money and no extra...

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...

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