Police are appealing for urgent public assistance to help locate a man missing north of Newcastle.
Gavin McDermott, aged 47, was last seen by his neighbour on Macrae Crescent, East Maitland on Wednesday 9 October 2019.
Officers from Port Stephens/Hunter Police District were recently notified of his absence by a relative and commenced their enquiries.
Family and police hold serious concerns for his welfare due as they believe his behaviour is out of character.
Police are appealing for public assistance to locate Gavin who is described as being of Caucasian appearance, with a thin build, about 180 cm tall with brown eyes and brown hair.
It is believed he could be driving his white 2008 Toyota Prado diesel station wagon with NSW registration CEQ 39Y.