Police are appealing for help from the public to find a woman reported missing in the Hunter.

38-year-old Kim Searle was last seen in Newcastle last week and her family hasn’t heard from her since.

She’s known to frequent Scone, Muswellbrook and regional Victoria.

Kim is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 160cm tall, with a medium build, dark hair and blue eyes.

She also has tattoos of dragonflies and flowers on her arms.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers.

Missing woman Kim Searle