Contact the police immediately if:
You do not need to wait 24 hours before making a report.
Report a missing person:
Provide as much information as possible. This will help us in our investigation.
The Australian Police Child ID Safety App is a tool to help parents and guardians more easily collect and send important information about their children to authorities in the event of a disappearance or abduction.
The app is available at no cost for iPhone users.
We will make enquiries in the area where the person was last seen. The local police will keep in contact with you during that time.
The investigation will be taken over by the Missing Persons Investigation Section if:
If the disappearance is suspicious the investigation may be taken over by the local Criminal Investigation Branch or the Major Crime Investigation Section.
If you have information on the possible whereabouts of a missing person contact:
Being a missing person is not a crime.
We ask that you call your family and friends to let them know that you are alright.
If you don't want to make contact with your family and friends you can ask the Missing Persons Investigation Section to pass on a message. Phone 8172 5467.
The police will not tell anyone where you are without your permission.
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: