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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.

Kylee-Ann SCHAFFER

Kylee-Ann Schaffer was last seen on 11 September 2004 when she attended a party at Willawarren. Kylee-Ann and some other guests stayed over-night. In the morning Kylee-Ann had...

Missing Person Ronald Anderson

Ronald ANDERSON

Ronald Anderson was last seen at Shoal Bay, NSW on 14 July 2007, mooring his boat. He has not been seen since. His disappearance is out of character. If you have information...

Missing Person Patricia Dawson

Patricia DAWSON

Patricia Mary Dawson, then aged 33 years, was reported as a missing person on 14 April 1972.

Her husband, Peter Dawson, reported that he had last seen her at 11.15pm on Tuesday...

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