Thursday, December 3, 2009

Missing Persons

"You do not have to wait 24 hours before reporting someone missing."

Sadly 35,000 people are reported missing each year in Australia. While 95 percent of people are found within a short period of time, there remains approximately 1,600 long term missing persons; those who have been missing for more than six months.

The NMPCC profiles missing person's cases that have been provided by the State and Territory police. It is the role of the police services in each State and Territory to investigate reported cases in their jurisdiction.

Have you seen any of these missing people?


View profiles of missing persons in Australia.

Please note: the cases listed do not represent every missing person in Australia that has been reported to police. The NMPCC is only able to profile cases where there has been an authority granted for public display.

View Australians missing overseas

View missing children across the world.



If you have serious concerns for the safety and welfare of a person, and their whereabouts are unknown, then you may immediately report them missing to local police by filing a missing persons report. You do not have to wait 24 hours to report someone as missing.
If you have lost contact with a family member over time however the person is not reported as a missing person to police, you may wish to utilise the services of a family tracing agency. Search agencies are able to help people reach relatives and reunite families, often in times of special need.

Call Crimestoppers if you have any information about any missing person -
1800 333 000




"My website has been up and running for over four years now and I have been overwhelmed with the positive response I have had from the families and friends of the Missing and also Police and media agencies. My aim is to provide information about missing persons from every State and Territory in Australia, no matter how long they have been missing, and the ultimate aim of course is to find these people and bring peace to, and possibly reunite the families. I provide emotional support and practical help wherever possible to the friends and families of the Missing."

AMPR -website

AMPR - Facebook Page



It is important for people to be aware that being reported missing is not a crime and that it is the aim of the NSW Police to ascertain if the missing person is safe and well.

If you do NOT wish to return home you do NOT have to, and the Police will NOT make you! They simply need to ascertain if you are safe and well and once that is established they can remove you from the Missing lists.



Missing Persons Myspace Profile

Daniel Morecombe Foundation

Facebook: 1 000 000 people in the search for Daniel Morcombe

Families and Friends of Missing Persons Unit

Don't You Forget About Me

Forever Searching Kids

National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (USA)


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