Search for missing boy on Sunshine Coast

A search is underway for a 15-year-old boy who has been missing on Queensland's Sunshine Coast for almost five days.

The boy was last seen around Pavilions Lane in Maroochydore about 2pm on Tuesday. He has not been heard from since.

His family and police are concerned for his welfare because of his young age.

Queensland Police on Saturday night shared a photo of the boy, who has short brown hair and blue eyes.

He was last seen wearing black skate shoes, teal shorts and a blue-and-grey hooded jumper, police say.