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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 Susan Williams


Susan Williams was last seen in Frankston but is known to frequent the Ballarat area. She may be in company with a dog or dogs and living rough or staying in hotels or motels....

Missing Persons David McWilliams


It is believed that David McWilliams, then aged 39, was murdered on either 29 or 30 July 1998 by criminal associates.

Information has been received that Mr McWilliams was shot...

Missing person from new south wales Luis Fernandez


Luis was last seen at his home in Eastlakes by family on the 25/12/2018. Since this date, Luis has not been seen or heard from family or friends. Luis has a number of medical...

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