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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 Michael Maher

Michael MAHER

Michael was planning to leave on holidays to Fiji in April 2019 however his passport and belongings were located at his residence. He has not been seen by family or friends since...

RHianna BARREAU Missing Person

Rhianna BARREAU

On Wednesday 7 October 1992, Rhianna Barreau, then aged 12 years, went missing from her home address at Wakefield Avenue, Morphett Vale, SA. She was at home alone on school...

Missing Person Matthias Lehmann

Matthias LEHMANN

Matthias Lehmann was last seen at Devonport in Tasmania in early August 2012. Police believe he boarded the Spirit of Tasmania ferry bound for Melbourne on 5 August 2012. He had...

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