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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 from NSW Elizabeth Jean FORMAN

Elizabeth Jean FORMAN

Elizabeth suffers from Alzheimer's. She regularly takes walks on her property located in Brooklet NSW, in the Northern Rivers. About 11.40am on 1st October 2020 she left her...

Ruth Ridley

Police believe Ruth Ridley, aged 58, travelled from her home in Port Macquarie to Tumbarumba in the Riverina region on Friday 18 October 2019.

Police believe that Mrs Ridley...

Missing Person - Ian Hollis


Ian Hollis left the family home in Minto NSW on 15 May 1986. Earlier in the evening an argument had occured between him and his girlfriend.

Ian has not been seen or heard from...

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