By Eliza Mcphee For Daily Mail Australia and Aap
Published: 05:39 BST, 1 August 2020 | Updated: 05:41 BST, 1 August 2020
A Melburnian has been slapped with a $1,652 fine after driving 300km across coronavirus-infected Victoria just to get a Big Mac.
Police Minister Lisa Neville labelled the McDonald's run as 'appalling' after announcing 168 fines were given out within the last 24 hours for breaching strict public health orders.
The resident had travelled from locked down Melbourne to Wodonga, which is near the NSW border on Friday, claiming they wanted to pick up their favourite snack.
Along with the Big Mac lover, other Victorians were caught travelling long distances for 'fresh air' and even groceries.
'We are still continuing to see appalling behaviour. I know Victorians themselves are fed up with, I am fed up with it, Victoria Police are fed up with it,' Ms Neville said on Saturday.
A Victorian was fined after travelling 300km to get a Big Mac (pictured, stock image of a Big Mac)
'Can I be really clear, just in case there is any doubt at all, that there is absolutely no reason or need to drive from Melbourne to Wodonga to have a Big Mac. That is one of the fines that was issued yesterday.
The resident claimed they were just wanting to pick up their favourite snack before being fined $1,652
'There is absolutely no reason or need to drive from Melbourne to Ballarat for fresh air. There is absolutely no reason to drive from Werribee out to Springvale to buy groceries.
'Why would people think that is OK? They don't care, it can't be because people aren't aware of the rules.'