National missing persons coordination centre

SALLESE Nicola (Nick)

Nicola (Nick) SALLESE

Missing Person Nicola Sallese
  • Missing since: Monday, November 17, 2008
  • Last seen: Sheffield TAS
  • Jurisdiction: TAS
  • Year of birth: 1939
  • Age now: 77
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 150cm
  • Build: Stocky
  • Hair: Grey, White
  • Complexion: Fair
  • Eyes: Green/grey
  • Distinguishing features: White moustache.


Nicola Sallese has not been seen since 17 November 2008. He is believed to have been travelling in his silver Toyota Camry sedan FH2973 along the main street in Sheffield, Tasmania.
This vehicle has accident damage to the vehicle’s left hand side, and has a small ‘nodding’ brown dog on the rear parcel shelf. Both Nicola Sallese and the vehicle have not been seen since 17 November.
Nicola has dementia and last contacted his family on 16 November 2008. Despite extensive searching, including air searches, there has been no trace of the missing person.
Whilst Nicola was known to frequent the areas around Sheffield, and Devonport, possible sightings have been reported all over Tasmania. It is also believed that he may have attempted to drive to Launceston or Hobart for personal reasons.
Nicola is described as approximately 150cms tall, of stocky build with closely cropped white hair. The top of his head is bald and he has a well maintained white moustache. He is of Italian decent and has an accent. He was most likely wearing a blue driving cap and a green jumper.
Nicola’s family continue to hope that he will one day be found and they can know what happened to their beloved father and grandfather.
If you have information that may assist police to locate Nicola, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Do you have any information?

Provide information

View the poster

Go to ACT Policing

Australian Federal Police