Australian nurse faces horrific carjacking as he's attacked with knives and locked in car boot

A Queensland nurse is trying to recover from a horrific ordeal that saw him attacked with knives, before being locked in the boot of his car.

Seven News reports that the 25-year-old nurse was on his work break, in the early hours of Friday (local time) outside Pindara Private Hospital, when he was confronted by a group of four men - one armed with a gun and two others holding knives.

He was forced into the boot of his car and taken to another location, where the group forced him to give them his bank details and withdraw AU$500 (NZ$550).

During the incident, he was slashed with a knife and beaten by the men.

The group then left him in the boot of his car and let it roll down a hill, where it eventually crashed into fence.

One resident awoke and was surprised to find the man trapped in the car in a state of shock.

"We woke up to someone through our fence," she told Sunrise. "At first I thought he was a drunk driver and I came out to render assistance, and then realised that he was really badly hurt.

"He said that he had been robbed at gunpoint... he was just in shock, he could not even tell me his name."

The group fled the scene in a white Toyota Prius, before crashing nearby. One man is in police custody, but the others remain on the run.

Seven News reports the nurse remains in a stable condition at Gold Coast University hospital.