The teenager was last seen at his parents’ house in Dysart, north-west of Rockhampton, on Sunday night. Both police and his family hold concerns for his welfare. Detective Sergeant Martin Zebarth urged anyone who sees a blue 2004 Toyota Echo with Queensland registration 603 SPP to contact police.

“He obtained the vehicle from persons known to him … he’s gone missing between midnight last night and 9:30 this morning,” he said.

“We’re uncertain exactly why he has left, but it may be a disagreement at home could be the reasoning behind his disappearance.

“[His parents] are very concerned as all parents would be with regards to their children going missing.”

Sergeant Zebarth said the teenager also posed a threat to other road users.

“[It’s] very dangerous, concerning for all motorists, we expect people to be trained and have the appropriate licences on our roads,” he said.

“Any road users without the appropriate skills and licences are a threat on our roads and we are concerned about that.”

The missing boy is described as Caucasian in appearance, around 170cm tall and is of slim build, with short brown hair and brown eyes.