Searching for people or relatives in Australia
The Australian Embassy in Zagreb receives many enquiries from residents of the Republic of Croatia who wish to trace family members, friends and relatives in Australia. Unfortunately, we cannot assist you with your search other than by providing the following information.
The success of your search may be increased if you contact any family or friends who may have knowledge of the person being sought. The more up to date the information, the greater the chance of success.
1. AUSTRALIAN TELEPHONE BOOKS
Can be accessed on the Internet at www.whitepages.com.au
If the person you are trying to locate is not a telephone subscriber in Australia, they will not be listed.
2. OTHER INFORMATION SOURCES:
a) Enquiries about close relatives may be directed to:
Croatian Red Cross
Whereabouts Enquiries Department
Ulica Crvenog kriza 14-16
10 000 Zagreb
Tel: +385 (0)1 46 55 814
b) Newspaper Advertisements
You may wish to place an advertisement in one of the national or, if the district is known, State newspapers.
A list of Australian newspapers with internet sites is available on www.nla.gov.au/oz/npapers.html.
Classified advertisements for a number of Australian papers can be accessed on the internet on www.newsclassifieds.com.au
c) Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages
There is no central office covering the whole of Australia; each State has its own Registrar. Please look at the web site of the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in the State the person was living in. The list of the Registries can be found on: https://www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/family-and-community/births-deaths-and-marriages-registries
d) Private Investigators and Investigation Agencies for Hire
You may also consider to hire a private investigation agency to assist you in your search. There are numerous investigations agencies in Australia and you can search for them on the internet. The following link has a random list of Agencies available in Australia: www.einvestigator.com/australia-private-investigators