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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.

Glen Yates

Glen Yates was last known to be on board vessel ‘Bonne Idee’ off the coast of Eden NSW on November 20, 2020. The vessel ‘Bonne Idee’ has since been recovered. Police, family and...

Missing Person Anthony Strong

Anthony STRONG

Anthony Strong was last seen on 9 November 1995 at Sarina bus terminal by his brother. Anthony's plans were to travel to Thursday Island. Anthony was seen at the Post Office on...

Allan VITNELL

Allan James Vitnell was last seen on 3 November 2004 when he left his residence in Cessnock. The last possible sighting of Allan was on the day he went missing at the local...

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