Report a missing person

If you are able to, you may attend a police station to report a missing person.  If you are unable to attend a police station, you should phone the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 and the operator you speak to will arrange for police to come and see you.

When you file a missing person report it will help police if you can bring or have with you the following information:

  • A recent photograph of the missing person
  • A list of the names, addresses and phone numbers of friends and associates
  • Likely destinations eg. Favourite places, work locations or places with past connections
  • Any medical requirements or medications they need
  • A full description of the missing person including height, weight, colour of eyes and hair
  • Bank account details.

Further information about missing persons in New South Wales can be found at