Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing boy Riley Palmer.
The 12-year-old was last seen in Koo Wee Rup about 6am yesterday (27 February).
He is described as 165cm tall with short red hair and will likely be wearing black Nike or Adidas shorts and a hooded top.
Riley is known to frequent the Pakenham area.
Police and family have concerns for his welfare due to his age.
Investigators have released an image of Riley in the hope someone is able to provide information on his current whereabouts.
Anyone who sees Riley is urged to contact Pakenham Police Station on 5945 2500.