Missing Persons

A missing person is anyone reported missing to police, whose whereabouts are unknown, and where there are concerns for the safety or welfare of that person.

To report a missing person call 131 444 or contact your nearest police station.

The Tasmania Police Missing Persons Unit has responsibility for the statewide overview, coordination and analysis of information in relation to missing persons. Contact can be made by email to missing.persons@police.tas.gov.au or phone (03) 6173 2606.

When a person is reported missing, police have the responsibility to locate the missing person as expediently as possible in order to minimise trauma to the person and family, and identify any suspicious circumstances.

The National Missing Person Coordination Centre can be reached on free call number 1800 000 634. Profiles of missing persons can be viewed on the National Missing Persons website.