As restrictions start to ease around Victoria, the state government is imposing financial disincentives to keep Victorians socially distanced.
“We will get to a point that’s much closer to normal...but you can’t just pretend it over” Andrews said.
Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Shane Patton has vowed authorities will clamp down hard on any unprohibited gatherings, and won’t hesitate to issue the fine.
Patton did however acknowledged that there was fatigue in the community over the lockdowns and urged Victorians to help monitor their neighbourhoods for those they thought were breaking the Chief Health Officer’s social distancing orders.
It is hoped the $4,957 fine will act as a deterrent to party-goers and protesters who are identified as prime targets for Victoria Police.