Police are appealing for public assistance after a woman was sexually assaulted at Birtinya on Saturday evening.
At 11.30pm, a 45-year-old woman was walking on Birtinya Boulevarde when she was grabbed from behind and taken into bushes.
The woman was then thrown to the ground and sexually assaulted before breaking free and running home where authorities were alerted.
She was transported to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for treatment.
Police would like to speak to a male described as having a thin to skinny build, wearing black T-shirt and shorts, in relation to the incident.
Investigating officers are also appealing for anyone who may have been travelling in the area and could have dashcam footage or anyone with CCTV of the area is urged to contact police.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.