Brisbane, Queensland, is the third largest city in Australia, with a population of more than 2 million people, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Finding someone in such a large metropolis can be a daunting task if you are uncertain of your resources. Modern technology has allowed people to search via the Internet through free or paid people search websites. Using social networking sites is another option, or you could take the old-fashioned route of hiring a local private investigator in Brisbane to search for the person you are seeking.
Visit a people search website such as the White Pages, People Lookup, or People Search Australia.
Register with the site if it is a paid site. Set up a login and password for your account. Some sites allow you to pay via an online payment website such as PayPal, or you will be asked to input your credit card information before being able to search for a person.
Type in the person's surname, first initial and Brisbane, Queensland, in the location box. First initial is optional.
Review the results to see if any of the names match the person you are seeking to find. Most results will have an address and telephone number. Many people now use cell phones rather than having a home phone number, so the phone number may not be included if it they use only a cell phone.
Contact the person or persons listed with the name that matches the person you are seeking to find.
Visit a social networking site such as Facebook or MySpace. Type "Brisbane, Queensland" into the search bar.
Scroll through the web pages for the people who have listed Brisbane as their city of residence.
Click on the name of the person you are seeking to find. Some pages may have privacy settings that will hide most or all of the person's information and photographs. You may have to join the social network and send them a "friend" invite. Include a personal message notifying them that you are searching for someone with their same name and some other information about your search. You may be able to send them an e-mail if you don't want to join the site to contact them.
Look up private investigators that operate out of Brisbane, Queensland, such as JFA Brisbane Private Investigators.
Contact the private investigator via e-mail or phone to discuss hiring them to find the person you are looking for.
Give them the needed background information on the person you are looking for, such as when and where their last known whereabouts were, any possible aliases, birth date, former addresses, relatives names and whereabouts, and any other information you may know.
Some Internet people search sites may be scams. Doing research into the history of the company or reading consumer reviews of the company will give you a good indication whether the site is legit.