This week is National Missing Persons Week (in Australia).
Information on people reported as missing in Australia can be found here.
National Missing Persons Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the issues and impacts surrounding missing persons.
Research has shown there is a persistent myth that people believe they have to wait 24 hours to report a person missing. In 2010 the focus of the week is to dispel this myth. If you don't know the whereabouts of a loved one and you are concerned for their safety and welfare, you don't have to wait before reporting to police.
The tagline for the 2010 campaign is -
'when someone goes missing, a day spent waiting is a day lost'.
National Missing Persons Week also seeks to bring to light national efforts to find missing Australians and prevent others from becoming a missing person.