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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 Joel Sheiles

Joel SHEILES

Joel Sheiles was last seen on the 24th of February, 2014 near South Liverpool Road and Guernsey Street in Busby NSW. Mr Sheiles has not been seen or heard from or used his banks...

Missing Person Alexandra Gowing

Alexandra GOWING

Alexandra Gowing was last seen on 29 May 2004 in Cairns. At the time she was wearing a faded one piece dress in green colour with floral pattern. If you have information that...

Missing Person Adriano Mason

Adriano MASON

At approximately 9.45pm on Thursday evening 2 July 1992, Adriano Mason left his home in Clyde Street, East Kew, Victoria to take his Rottweiler dog for a walk. Neither he, nor...

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