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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 Marc Mietus

Marc MIETUS

On 4 January 2000 Marc Mietus moved from his family home in Melbourne to Brisbane to be closer to friends. On his way to Brisbane, Marc picked up a hitch hiker in Gildara NSW who...

Missing Person Joanne Anderson

Joanne ANDERSON

Joanne Anderson was last seen by her husband and other family members near Mataranka Northern Territory on Friday 31 October 2014. When her husband woke the next morning, he...

Missing Person Sevak Simonian

Sevak SIMONIAN

Sevak Simonian was last seen at his home in Belrose NSW on Monday 20 October 2014. He was reported missing by his family on 23 October after they became concerned about not...

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