Huge $5,000 fine for any Melburnian who tries to travel to regional Victoria

Huge $5,000 fine for any Melburnian who tries to travel to regional Victoria without a 'lawful reason'

By Australian Associated Press

Published: 05:59 BST, 16 September 2020 | Updated: 06:00 BST, 16 September 2020

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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 Wednesday.

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

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