More than 35 000 people are reported missing every year in Australia – one person every 15 minutes. Fortunately, in the majority of cases those missing are quickly reunited with their families, but this isn’t always the case.
ACT Policing is actively investigating eight cases of people missing from the ACT. With community support, we hope to locate and reunite them with their loved ones.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of any of these people, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers website.
The National Missing Persons Coordination Centre website profiles missing person's cases provided by State and Territory police. It is the role of the police services in each State and Territory to investigate reported cases in their jurisdiction.
How to report a missing person
You do not need to wait 24 hours to report a missing person. If a person is missing and you have immediate concerns for their welfare, contact ACT Policing immediately on 131 444.
Provide police with as much detail as possible including:
- the day, time and location of when the person was last seen
- description of the person’s appearance when they went missing - including clothing, hair colour, height, weight
- a recent photo of the person
- information on what occurred prior to the person going missing
- last known contact with the person
- names and contacts of friends and family the missing person frequently associates with
- any medications or medial conditions the person may have
- places the person may visit.
The National Missing Persons Coordination Centre website provides useful information on the following:
- Publications – including myths and facts, older people and dementia and young people.
- Frequently asked questions
- Australians missing overseas