Lost Family & Buddies
Pages - it is very good, has maps, and is the biggest Australian people finding
database by far. If the surname is rare, just call up any of the resulting numbers,
and ask if they know the person you are seeking - there's a good chance they are
Reverse Phone Search
There is no online way of finding
who owns a phone number. However, there
is was one piece of software that
I have a 2003 copy, so if you use the form at the bottom of this page
(and say please), I'll run a search on a landline number for you. It doesn't
have unlisted numbers (aka silent numbers), or mobile numbers (they
start with 04).
info on reverse searching in Australia
- I mhave not verified this, but they say they can reverse
search of Australian phone numbers, including mobiles and unlisted numbers.
- totally huge - more than 250,000 members, and so far have 700 marriages to their
- very popular
More at my Australian
Search Engine site
Email Search - officially doesn't exist any more, but still works from
Tricks and Ideas
- Australia isn't yet the same as the USA -
it has better privacy laws. The tools on this page are all I've found. For superior
searching go offline - electoral rolls, for example.
Old School Friends
- SchoolFriends - covers school,
universities, clubs, defence units and workplaces
Seeker - 100% Australian owned, and it is free!
- Oz Reunion - reunions
listed for free, listings for individuals cost $20 - free to search
I Am - less than 1,000 members when I looked in Dec 2002 - based on only 20
registered people with the name John
Reunited - launched August 2002, now has 10,000 members. Covers schools and
They might have their name on a website, either
personal, education or work-related. Search for them using Google and these types
of search queries. The "site" part restricts the search to sites that
are from that country.
- site:au "joe bloggs"
- site:au "joe * bloggs"
"j * bloggs"
- site:au "bloggs, joe"