Queensland police are appealing for public assistance as they continue to search for a Kiwi mother-of-three missing from Brisbane since November 26.
Alice Tocher, 31, was last seen at a backpacker's on Upper Roma St in Brisbane on Saturday November 26.
Her Melbourne-based father, Peter Tocher, told the Otago Daily Times Air New Zealand had confirmed Ms Tocher booked a ticket from Christchurch to Brisbane on Friday.
Her family last saw her dropping off her daughter in St Kilda on Thursday November 24.
Security guards reportedly found Ms Tocher's handbag, containing her passport and driver's licence, near a museum in Brisbane on Monday afternoon.
Mr Tocher and his wife, Jennine, flew to Brisbane on Tuesday morning.
Queensland police say they hold concerns for Ms Tocher's welfare as she suffers from a medical condition and has not made contact with family and friends.
Ms Tocher is described as Caucasian, approximately 172cm tall with a large build, pale complexion and red hair.
She was last seen wearing a black zip-up hooded jumper, black three-quarter-length trousers and jandals.