Thousands of fed-up Victorians use a loophole to flee the four-lockdown stage of the state-and many will probably never return.
20,000 Victorians have been looking at relocating since stage four lockdown was announced a week ago – 21 per cent wanted to go to Brisbane, 17 per cent to Perth and 15 per cent to Sydney, according to online removalist platform Muval.
“A lot of the calls we take are from people who have either lost their job or have had a business close down and they’re looking to relocate,” Adam Coward, who runs the site, told Seven News.
A BORN & BRED VICTORIAN currently living in Melbourne just told me that they will be PERMANENTLY leaving Victoria once the lockdown is lifted.
They tell me their friends will be doing EXACTLY THE SAME!
Victoria will shortly see an EXODUS of POLITICAL REFUGEES!
— John Adams (@adamseconomics) August 6, 2020
According to Coward, 65 per cent of inquiries on his website over the past fortnight had been people looking to move from Melbourne. “We’ve had 80,000 people view our blog on our website in the past few months,” he told Nine News.
Under the current stage four restrictions, removalists are still considered as essential business and Victorians are allowed to move house, within curfew hours.