A man who travelled 36 kilometres to get a haircut and another who went twice “to get some fresh air” from Melbourne to Ballarat are among those cited by Victoria Police in the last 24 hours.
168 fines were given to individuals for violating the orders of the chief health officer, of which 18 were handed out at vehicle checkpoints.
Ten people were fined yesterday after they found celebrating at an Airbnb short term rental in West Melbourne.
“Police received noise complaints and subsequently located 10 people in a Dudley St apartment, two of which were hiding in a bedroom, about 11pm,” police said in a statement on Saturday.
“All were escorted out of the premises and issued fines for breaching chief health officer directions.”
Five people caught partying at a similar rental in Melbourne’s CBD yesterday were also fined.
“Officers located five people inside a Franklin St apartment about 2am with some attempting to avoid police detection by hiding in a closet,” police said.
Certain breaches included a man travelling “for his favourite takeaway food” from Bentleigh East to Sunbury and a man travelling from Thornbury to Werribee “to get a haircut from his favourite barber.”
Victorian police minister Lisa Neville talked earlier to someone who was travelling more than 300 kilometres from Melbourne to Wodonga to buy a McDonald’s Big Mac.