A man is missing from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast with police and family fearful for his safety.

Police are appealing for help to find a man missing from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Michael Gent was last seen about 5.30pm on Wednesday near Quota park, Nambour.

Police and friends are concerned for his welfare as the disappearance is out of character.

Mr Gent is described as 185cm tall with a slim build. He has dark brown hair, an olive complexion and a dark but greying full beard.

He was last seen wearing light coloured knee-length shorts and a long-sleeved orange shirt, and was carrying a grey back pack.