A man has been charged with the murder of missing Ballarat mother Kobie Parfitt.
The 31-year-old from the Ballarat suburb of Wendouree was arrested on Tuesday in Kinglake near Melbourne, with the Victoria Police Critical Incident Response Team involved.
He was charged with one count of murder and faced Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
Ms Parfitt was last seen alive on April 28.
Police found human remains in a mine shaft at Snake Gully near Ballarat on December 22 but they are yet to be identified.
Detectives spoke to a Mt Clear woman on December 23 and she was released without charge.
The investigation is ongoing.