Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing teenager Tara Niven.
Police have been told the 13-year-old caught the bus to her school in Berwick this morning.
It is believed she left school just after 8am and was last seen walking along Ridgemont Drive in Berwick towards a shopping centre on O’Shea Road.
Police and family members hold concerns for Tara’s welfare due to her age.
An image of Tara has been released in the hope someone recognises her and can provide information on her whereabouts.
Tara is described as Caucasian in appearance, 162cm tall with dyed blonde hair.
She was last seen wearing her sports uniform, a navy blue jacket and navy blue track suit pants.
Anyone who sees Tara or has information on her whereabouts is urged to contact Narre Warren Police Station on 9705 3111.