Ballarat Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for the public's help following an armed robbery at a hotel in Golden Point on Saturday.
Police say two men entered the hotel on Main Road around 4.30am and approached a staff member from behind and hit him with a weapon.
The offenders stole some personal items from the victim before also stealing a large amount of cash.
Both offenders were wearing dark clothing and had their faces covered, they then fled the scene.
The victim, a 20-year-old man, received minor injuries.
Detectives would like to speak to any witnesses or anyone in the area at the time.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.