Police search for missing elderly woman

Missing 71-year-old woman Mariae. (Supplied)

The disappearance of a 71-year-old Geelong woman on Monday has prompted police to appeal for public help to find her.

Police on Monday evening released an image of missing woman Mariae, who was last seen leaving her Geelong address about 12pm on Monday.

Police and family have concerns for Mariae’s welfare and say her disappearance is out of character.

They described Mariae as about 167cm tall with a thin to medium build and short grey hair.

“She was last seen wearing a tan-coloured long-sleeved shirt, dark blue shorts and sneakers as pictured,” a police spokesperson said.

“It’s believed she might be carrying a pink purse and wearing a blue bum bag.”

Mariae is known to frequent walking tracks around the Geelong area and may use public transport, according to police.

They urged anyone with information or who spots her to phone Geelong Police Station on 5225 3100.