Police are searching for missing 12-year-old Doreen boy Ethyn Moshoudis.
Ethyn was last seen getting onto a train to Flinders Street Station from near his South Morang school about 11 am yesterday.
Police and family have concerns for his welfare due to his age.
Ethyn is described as 130cm tall, with a slim build and olive complexion.
He was last seen wearing black jacket, black and white runners, a black Adidas hat with white stripe and he was carrying a black Adidas backpack.
He is known to frequent the Shepparton, Mooroopna and Melton areas.
An image of Ethyn (above) has been released in the hope someone recognises him and can provide information on his whereabouts.
Anyone who sees Ethyn is urged to contact Mernda Police Station on (03) 9216 1200.