Police are asking the public to help them find a 12-year-old girl reported missing from Machans Beach, near Cairns yesterday.
She was last seen at a shopping centre at Mcleod Street, Cairns around 4.00pm.
Police and her family hold serious concerns for her safety due to her age.
She is described as Torres Strait Islander in appearance, 168cm tall, of slim build with brown and blonde curly hair.
She was last seen wearing a blue polo shirt, blue shorts, black shoes with white socks carrying a black and white backpack with a brown pattern on the bottom.
If anyone has any information as to her whereabouts, they are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.