Police are currently searching for two men who escaped from Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre on Saturday night.
Shamus Touhy, 22, and Matthew Piscopo, 19, broke out of the Mollison Street facility about 11.30pm.
Both men are known to frequent the Ballarat area.
Police have released images of both men in the hope someone recognises them and can provide information on their current whereabouts.
Touhy is described as 170cm tall with a thin build, and red medium length hair.
Piscopo is described as 175cm tall, with a thin build, brown straight hair and a large tattoo of a rose on his left hand.
They are not believed be violent however members of the public are advised not to approach either man, but to contact triple-zero (000) immediately.
Any other information that may be able to assist police find the pair are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.auExternal Link