Ballarat Police have released CCTV of an armed robbery at the Mercure Hotel in Golden Point on Saturday.
The footage shows two men approach a staff member from behind and hit him with a weapon about 4.30am.
The offenders stole some personal items from the victim before also stealing a large amount of cash.
Both offenders, wearing dark clothing with their faces covered, 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 of the armed robbery.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
You can watch the CCTV here.