Report Missing Persons
Contact the police immediately if:
The whereabouts of someone is unknown and;
- You fear for their safety.
- You have concerns for their welfare.
You do not need to wait 24 hours before making a report.
How to report a missing person
Report a missing person:
- At a police station in person.
- By phone on 131 444.
To assist us with the investigation, provide as much information as possible.
- When and where the person was last seen or heard from.
- A full description of the missing person.
- A recent photograph.
- Places the missing person likes to visit.
- Why they have gone missing, if known.
- Any urgent medical problems, requirements or medications they need.
- Any reasons for your concern about their safety or welfare.
- Names, addresses and phone numbers of friends and associates.
- Banking institution and social media details, if known.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of a missing person contact:
- Police on 131 444.
- Your local police station.
- Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via their website.
- National Missing Persons Coordination Centre call 1800 000 634.
If you are (or have been) reported missing
It is not an offence to be a missing person.
You are encouraged to let your family and friends know you are safe, or make contact with your local police.
You have a right to privacy, if you do not wish to speak to family or friends you can talk to your local police. We can help provide advice depending upon your personal situation.
National Missing Persons Coordination Centre
The National Missing Persons Coordination Centre works in partnership with police in all states and territories, the Australian and state governments, non-government agencies and the community to:
- Help reduce the incidence of missing persons.
- Locate missing persons as quickly as possible.
- Provide support to the missing person, their family, friends and the community.