National Missing Persons Unit

Every year approximately 30,000 people are reported missing in Australia - that's one every 18 minutes. While over 95% are located within a month, the impact on families, friends and the missing persons themselves can be devastating.

It is important to remember that people go missing for a variety of reasons. In some cases, the person may be escaping from real or perceived family or personal conflict, they may be victims of foul play, whilst others may be asserting their independence or taking time out. Some simply forget to make contact.

Going missing is not a crime. The aim of police is to confirm that people reported as missing are safe and well.

You do not have to wait 24 hours before reporting a person missing.

The National Missing Persons Unit is part of the Australian Federal Police.

How you can help
Any piece of information can be crucial in resolving a missing person's case. If you have any information that may assist in locating a missing person or would like to report a missing person:

-:- Contact your local police station
-:- Contact the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (1800 000 634)
-:- Contact Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000)

To report a sighting of a missing person:
-:- Complete the missing persons sighting form.

You can choose to give information anonymously if you wish.

The NMPU delivers an integrated approach nationally to reduce the incidence and impact of missing persons and informs senior law-enforcement, government and community decision-makers about the issues relating to missing persons.

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