New $5000 Fine to Protect Regional Victoria

Melburnians will be slugged almost $5000 if caught trying to sneak into regional Victoria under a tough new penalty.

Victoria Police will crack down on regional travel as coronavirus rules ease outside of Melbourne at midnight on Sept 16.

The $4957 fine will apply to any adult who tries to travel out of the city without a lawful excuse.

Deputy Commissioner Rick Nugent said the fine was designed to deter people from Melbourne attempting to run the gauntlet.

“We do not want regional and rural communities to be put at risk by Melbourne metropolitan people,” he told reporters on Wednesday.

“We dont want the virus to spread again.”

Nugent said police would be checking more vehicles at roadblocks out of the city, inevitably leading to long delays.

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