Reporting someone missing

Reporting a missing person

Myth: you have to wait 24 hours to report someone as missing

Incorrect

If a person goes missing and you’re worried about their safety and welfare, you can lodge a missing person report with police IMMEDIATELY.

You definitely shouldn’t wait 24 hours, as in a lot of instances the work police can do in the first 24 hours can be critical in locating someone safe and well and reuniting them with loved ones.

For more information visit the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre website.