La Trobe Crime Unit detectives are appealing for witnesses to an assault at a licenced premises in Traralgon last week, Victoria Police say.
Around 4.30am on Saturday (22 December) the victim had an argument with two men which escalated to an assault.
It is alleged the victim was punched to the face and fell hitting his head on the ground.
The victim received serious injuries and was transported to hospital by ambulance.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.