Missing persons

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Missing persons listings and how to report a person missing or report a sighting, as well as advice for missing persons and their friends and family.

Missing persons

The cases listed do not represent every reported missing person. The Missing Persons Unit only profiles cases where authority has been granted to do so. ... More

Report a person missing

Police station reporting with receptionist

How to report a person missing in New Zealand, including how to report from outside New Zealand. Also how to report a New Zealander missing abroad. ... More

Provide information about a missing person

Providing information about a missing person is done via our secure online form.

Use Police’s secure online form to provide information about or report a sighting of a missing person. ... More

Loss of contact with a family member

There is a difference between a missing person and a lost contact case - police do not deal with the latter. There are a number of reasons why people lose touch with each other, such as moving house o ... More

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

If you have concerns for the missing person's safety overseas and all avenues of enquiry have been exhausted, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade may try to locate the missing person through the ... More