Police have renewed their appeal for public help as they continue their inquiries into the disappearance of a man from Ballina nine months ago.

Family members reported 67-year-old Ballina man, John Oxland, missing to officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command on 11 October last year.

It’s believed Mr Oxland drove a gold-coloured 2002-model Hyundai Accent sedan with NSW registration AQ-22-EV to Gunnedah, in the state’s north-west, where he was seen two days later.

Mr Oxland has not made any contact with relatives since going missing and his vehicle has not been seen.

Police have conducted exhaustive inquiries into Mr Oxland’s disappearance without success and, as a result, are again seeking assistance from the public.

Serious concerns are held for Mr Oxland’s well-being as his disappearance is considered as being out of character. He also suffers a medical condition that requires treatment.

Mr Oxland has been described as being of white/European appearance, 185cm tall with a slim to medium build, grey hair and brown eyes, is usually clean shaven and speaks with a slight South African accent. Mr Oxland also wears glasses.

Anyone who knows of Mr Oxland’s whereabouts or has information that might assist investigators is urged to contact Ballina Police on (02) 6681 8699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.