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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 Leslie Hicks

Leslie HICKS

Leslie Hicks went missing from the Wollongong area on 23 March 2008. Searches have been conducted, yet failed to locate him. His main mode of transport would be public transport...

Missing Persons WA James Taylor

James TAYLOR

James (Jimmy) Taylor resided in Derby with his parents and other family members. Jimmy was 125cm tall, reasonably well built and mature for his age. He had prominent buck teeth...

Missing Person Alan Thomas

Alan THOMAS

Alan Thomas was last seen after attending a medical appointment in Somerset, Tasmania on 23 November 1995.  Mr Thomas was considered mentally and physically unable to care for...

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