Australia's Original Internet Reunion Site

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes it should be. All listings were imported successfully from our old website. Click here to do a search. If you have done a search and it's not listed on this website please contact Oz Reunion.
Our pages for Adoption Register, Lost Contact, School Reunion NSW, School Reunion QLD, & School Reunion VIC are still listed by page for each letter in the alphabet, as they are fairly large categories. When we redesigned our website (which was well over due) we discovered that many letters of each category ranged from zero entries to just one or two in most cases for unpopular letters such as i, o, p, q, u, v, x, z etc. The total number of listings for each of these categories were not enough to separate them out, so they have been combined, with surnames still coming first and in alphabetical order. The time needed to create each letter for all categories was not viable since each page must be built from scratch using certain elements to make it all look uniform to other pages. You still have the ability to change the number of listing results to 100, and have less pages load.
Yes, look for the padlock in the top of your browser. Our website has a https:// address which denotes a secure site. If you are using Internet Explorer you may get a pop message saying that Oz Reunion has secured data. Ignore this message as it is just stating the obvious.
The simple way is to let us do the work for you. Just fill out the form: CLICK HERE. To submit a listing, a one time payment of $20 is required (no payment required for free categories), with NO RENEWAL fees. Payment must be received before your listing will appear on our site. Once we have approved and uploaded your listing to our website, you will be set up as a new user on our website, then receive your log in details and access code to your listing (via email) so that you will be able to edit it.
Please note that automatic user registrations have been temporarily stopped. Please contact us to register for this site.
After submitting your ad using the listing form, we will create a new user account for you. You will NOT be able to log into our website until we have approved and uploaded your listing. You will receive your log in details (via email) and access code, so that you will be able to edit your listing. All payments need to be cleared before your listing will be approved and appear on our website. Please contact us if you have any questions.
All our listings are free to view. The Event Register categories are free to list. All other categories such as school reunions are Classifieds listings, which cost $20 to post a listing.
Yes, we do not store your credit card information and PayPal handles the transaction in a secure environment (look for the security lock in your browser). PayPal is easy, safe and secure. Click the image below to make a payment for a listing.

Pay Now - you don't need a PayPal account

We have PayPal as our payment system, and this also allows you to make a Visa or Mastercard credit card payment, in a totally secure environment. It is the quickest way of having your listing approved and submitted to our website. Payment is made via credit card or a PayPal account (you don't need a PayPal account to make a payment). You will then be redirected to a secure PayPal page where you will be able to complete the transaction. For more payment options please click here.
You don't need a credit card. We have several other payment options, please click here to receive an email, or see below.
Yes, you can pay using Direct Deposit with your on-line banking facility. Click here to receive an auto reply message with our bank details. Please include the name of the person you are searching for or the email address you used in your listing, in the "payment description/reference" and then let us know you have made a payment in this way, by sending Oz Reunion an email notification.

Yes you can also send us a cheque or money order. Using this option may take longer, so please include the details of your listing with payment. Click here to download a form. You can post a personal cheque/money order to: URL Media & Marketing P.O.Box 7494 Sippy Downs Queensland 4556 Please make cheques payable to URL Media & Marketing (not Oz Reunion). Sorry no international cheques. For more payment options please click here to receive an email.
We are not a big corporation, and this website is administered by volunteers. It may take a little longer during school holidays, but generally within 24 - 48 hours. Classifieds listings will not be listed until payment has been received and approved. If you are paying by PayPal, usually within 24 hours after being approved by PayPal. Other payment methods will take longer.
Mike could be on holidays, but he still checks and approves listings while taking a break. If it's super urgent, contact Oz Reunion and we'll do the best we can. Check our Facebook page for any delays in approving your listing or if our volunteers are away. We sometimes find it difficult to match your listing with your payment. This could be due to one of these reasons:
  • we received your listing some time ago
  • you used a different email address in your listing, from your payment, or
  • there was no order/reference number with the transaction.
It makes it hard to find your listing amongst the hundreds of listings we receive each week. So please contact us if there is a problem.
Whenever you fill out an online form an automatic email is sent to the person filling out the form. This is a computer generated email and unless you intend submitting another listing please disregard it.
No, you are not placed on any email list, so there is no need to unsubscribe or let us know that you do not wish to proceed with a listing. If payment is not made for a classifieds listing, then it is archived and does not appear on our website.
New listings are usually automatically posted to our Facebook page, extending your audience. We sometimes select old listings from time to time and post them on our Facebook page, so there are no guarantees that it will be seen there. We do however take requests and will endeavour to do so.
We rely on our website to be the main source of information. Mr Google likes it that way, and that's how we connect with so many successful reunions. Not everyone has a Facebook account, but we do have a direct feed on the home page of our website.
The quickest way to edit your ad without signing in, is to have your access key emailed to you, after you have registered for this site. Under the "EDIT AD" tab in the main navigation menu. Follow the prompts as seen below. Another way to edit your ad is to login to this site. Follow the prompts if you have forgotten your password. Then either find your ad on our website and click the "edit ad" button above your listing or in the navigation menu, hover over the "Login & Register" tab, then click the "Edit Ad" button. Click here to go there now. From there you will access the Ad Management panel in the back end of the website to edit your Ad. Click the link to end up on this page. From here you can also place another listing or delete/edit your existing ad. Click "Oz Reunion" in the top left hand corner to return to the website.
If you have misplaced or forgotten your access code, you can have one emailed to you, so that you can edit your listing.

CLICK HERE

Please note: if you are not set up as a user on our new website, with a listing attributed to you, you will need to contact us, so that we can manually set you up.
If you have an ad on our new website already, and don't have log in details or an access code, you will need to contact Oz Reunion and we can provide you with your new user log in details. So that we can assign you as the user for your current listing, please also let us know the information that you want to include/change. We cannot delete, edit or assign a listing to you unless we know:
  • the surname of the person you are searching for
  • the category they are listed in
  • OR if it's a school reunion, what is the school name and state?
  • the original email address supplied by you in the listing
Please note that if the original email address supplied by you in the listing, is different to your new one, we need to know the original email address before I can edit your listing or assign a listing to you. This will protect your privacy and allow us to verify who you are.
Your privacy is important to us, so the only way to verify who you are is to confirm your original email address. We can provide a "hint" but without it we cannot change a listing.
No. However, more than two requests for Oz Reunion to change a listing will incur an admin fee of $20.00
Yes you can, and there is no extra charge for this. log into your account, find your ad then "edit the ad". Or, you can email us the photo with surname of the person you are searching for, and the category they are listed in. Size of the photo should be less than 1Mb and about 800 pixels wide.
Log into your account and delete the listing (see info above). It is at the discretion of Oz Reunion whether or not a listing is deleted or changed if you ask us to do it. Please see our terms of service for more information, and also "how to edit your listing" (above). You must know the original email from your listing for us to consider deleting a listing. Send a request to us: click here.
Usually all the information we have on file is listed on the website (except for email addresses). If you have received a "bounced" response which indicates an invalid email address, it means that the person who submitted the listing has not informed us of their new email address. It is their responsibility to let us know. Unfortunately we are unable to disclose any further information to you, such as email addresses or postal address, due to privacy issues. In some circumstances we can forward your information on, if we have any other details on file, but there are no guarantees of success, and it is entirely up to the original lister if they respond.
We are unable to act as an intermediary between two parties. These are sensitive matters which we will not get involved with. If you have not received a response, please keep trying or consider creating a listing on our website yourself. In some circumstances we can forward your information on, if we have any other details on file, but there are no guarantees of success, and it is entirely up to the original lister if they respond. If you have not received a response from your own listing on our website, firstly check that the email you submitted is working by clicking the "contact lister" link on the listing. If it is working o.k, then this means that no one has responded to your listing.
No. we don't monitor email traffic on our website and we cannot tell you how long the listing has been on our website, as most listings do not have an accurate date stamp on the listing.
Yes you can. Advertising “tenancy” rates start at only $40/month. Click here to see our rate card.
Yes, particularly if the listing offends you and contravenes our terms of service. Contact Oz Reunion and we will delete the listing from our website. Please note we are not responsible how search engine (such as Google) results are displayed and you should report any "dead links" to the relevant search engine once the information has been removed from our website.

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A million thanks for the incredible service

Very pleased to say that my brother saw the entry I posted in Oz Reunion on March 7 and emailed me last week. All we knew was his birth name and that he was born a few years after me. We are now in contact - after 49.5 years. A million thanks for the incredible service you offer!

Gary

Oz Reunion changed our lives

After twelve and a half years of searching for our older sister, I found her two years ago thanks to my very small post that had been sitting on Mike's website for a few years. I had found my birth family in the mid 80s, and a chance comment in 2000 started this search. Even though we'd all met up two years ago, it was only three weeks ago at our youngest sister's surprise 60th birthday lunch that we were all together for the very first time in our lives. Words cannot express our thanks enough - Mike, without you and your website, our lives would not be filled with the happiness we now have.

Fiona

You have changed my life

I would like to thank Mike and the team at Oz Reunion for helping me find my family after 27 years, I was reunited with my birth mum and siblings. On the 4th of May 2014 we were all together reunited as was. Thank you Mike for all your help. You have changed my life, and from overnight being an only child I have gained so much.

Domenic

No words can express my gratitude

It was my add on your site that brought not only my biological Mother and I together but also my biological Father. I am now surrounded by all these wonderful people, who have so much love and joy at finding me after 41 years of wondering if I was safe and happy. It is an amazing experience and they are beautiful people. I'm still in the process of meeting their families and have 7 half brothers and sisters to meet as well. Not a day goes by that I don't smile at all that has happened in such a short time. Thank you again for providing Australia with such an easy way to reunite people.

Lucy

You have made my life complete

Thanks to your website I have found my 3 Children, twins and a daughter, after 28 years of searching, we have been in contact and i have communicated with the children, I will even be meeting one of them face to face tomorrow , cant thank you enough OZ REUNION You have made my life complete, we are all back together again. Cant believe all this is happening, its like a dream come true for me, my head is still spinning, after 28 Years of searching for them and only a matter of months advertised on your site we are reunited, Thank you so much, OZ REUNION, I may never have found them without your site. Thank You Thank You.

John Remington

Amazing! Thank you once again

I just wanted you to know that we have been successful in finding Ellen (birth mother) & other family members thanks to your site. As a result of your site, a half-brother that we didn't know even existed. So thank you VERY VERY much!! We felt like we had hit the final brick wall in ever finding anyone else, & then everything just snowballed over a period of 2 weeks. Amazing! Thank you once again for all that you've been instrumental in achieving for us.

Robyn & John Holloway

Thanks again for making my dream come true

Thankyou for your website. it is the best thing ever. Well i have found my dad. He is alive and very healthy. thanks to all those people that emailed me and rang me with information. I now have a very large family. My dad has five other children and my mum has two and I'm the oldest of 3 sisters and four brothers. My dad is Douglas John Uerbergang. I'm very happy and my life is complete. I met my dad in July 2007 and the best thing was my mum {Mary} came with me. They hadn't seen each other since i was born. That was 47 yrs ago. It was the proudest day of my life. Not many other people would have the luck as i did to have both birth parents at the meeting.

Vikki Godden

How can I ever thank you enough

It was a simple post on your website which led to my adoption reunion through a programme on TV .... like many others here I had nearly given up hope of ever "knowing". I now have my birth mother & 4 siblings in my life and there is plenty of love for all! Finding out about my mother, wonderful brothers & sisters, nieces & nephews & close indigenous family ties are just the beginning. How can I ever thank you enough Mike, for making the phone call that gave me a fairy tale ending.

Jeny OHara

This is better than winning lotto!

Thank you so much , today I spoke to my son for the very first time, oh joy to finally get my one wish i.e. to learn that he was and is and always will be part of a beautiful and very loving family , into which he was welcomed with so much love and joy ,since I had to let him go in February 1969. This is better than winning the lotto!!. Thank you so, so much for your marvellous site, my son Jamie and I met for the first time in thirty eight and half years, on 17th August at Adelaide airport, oh what a wonderful moment, we hugged immediately and I truly thought my heart would burst with love and pride, that this fine young man was actually my son. The pure joy of that meeting will remain with me always. Watch the video: click here

Phyllis Roycroft

Thank you for this great website

When I was little my birth mother disappeared from my sisters and my life this was 1963 .. my dad had remarried and we all moved on. We have both been on a long and exhaustive search trying to piece together the puzzle Kept coming up empty, until Kim stumbled across an entry on Oz Reunion in the Adoption Register. She found a name & looked it up, and low and behold all the information that we have SO DOES POSSIBLY ONE OF OUR LONG LOST SIBLINGS who we know nothing about. This is the first real breakthrough in nearly 40 years and the first small piece of info that has come across our paths. Thank you to the website hopefully we can get the rest of the puzzle solved and move on. This has given us plenty of hope and has made us all a family again ..it has changed all of our lives. Watch the video: click here

Gary Sturdy and Kim

A big thank you to Oz Reunion

Through the TV show, Find My Family, who got my details from your website, I was able to be re-united with my Birth Mother and family. A big thank you to Oz Reunion, I now know where I come from, which is very important. Thank you.

Tracy Stephens

Reunited with my birth mother after 54 years

Thank you Mike. Through registering on your site I was approached by the team from Find My Family which led to me being reunited with my birth mother after 54 years. We were reunited on April 4/5 2009 (April 5 being my birthday) I also now have a sister and brother and 7 new nephews. To those of you who are still searching please don't give up it is worth it in the end.

Neil

What a fantastic website

I had a listing on your adoption website. My son and I have just (last night) reunited successfully thanks to your reunion site. My listing in the ‘Adoption’ section of Oz Reunion was posted for a very short 5 months. What a fantastic website. Thank you Oz Reunion. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Ciao and thanks forever Trisha & Mark. Read their story: click here  

Trisha Lynne Garnett

God bless you for this

There is no way I could ever thank you enough!! Had it not been for Oz Reunion, chances are that my 'brother' would have remained dead, as I thought he was. Instead, because of Oz Reunion, I have been able to embrace my brother, to look him in the eye, and to know after 34 years that he's alive, and we can be together again, forever!! There may be miles, but there will never again be distance! God bless you for this. It would have never happened without your website. Watch the video: Click here

Tom Fairfull