Queensland police issued an amber alert for the girl at about 11:15pm on Thursday night.
In a statement, officers said Jacob Longabardi, 45, knew the girl and took her from the Southport complex on foot after a violent disturbance just before 4:00pm on Thursday.
Mr Longabardi was described as caucasian, about 192 centimetres tall with a slim build and short brown hair.
Police said they held serious concerns for the girl’s wellbeing and were seeking urgent public assistance to find her.
“Call 131 564 if you have seen the pair on the Gold Coast this evening or have any other information,” they said.
“Please ring 000 for life threatening information about this incident”.
The girl was last seen wearing a light grey singlet and denim jeans.
⚠️AMBER ALERT ⚠️ 1yo girl missing in high risk circumstances with 45yo man in Southport this afternoon. https://t.co/4L7sN1bwYQ pic.twitter.com/Hwy6FpqE0r
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) February 6, 2020
– With wires