If you are a missing person

You may find out that someone has reported you missing because they are concerned about your safety and welfare. It is not an offence to be reported missing, so if you know or suspect that you have been reported missing please contact either your family or local police station so they can stop looking for you.

Contact your local police station

If you are 17 years of age or over, your whereabouts cannot be disclosed without your consent. If this is what you choose, Police will tell the person who reported you missing that you have been located, but will state that they do not have the authority to disclose your whereabouts. The Police must take this step to ensure proper closure of the missing person case.

The ability of Police to make disclosures about persons under 17 years will depend on the individual circumstances of the missing person and privacy legislation requirements.