A group of university students from Sydney's east have been slapped with heavy fines by cops after they were caught renting a holiday house amid lockdown.
The eight teenagers - aged between 18 and 19 - rented the house at Catalina near Batemans Bay on the NSW coast.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Officers attended the property about 3.15pm on Wednesday and found the students had breached the public health order and they were each fined $1,000 and directed to leave.
They had travelled from their homes in Bondi, Edgecliff, Bellvue Hill, Balgowlah Heights, and Dover Heights and were staying at the house for the holidays before returning to university.
The latest outbreak began in the wealthy suburbs in mid-June and more than 900 cases having since emerged, with many now in the city's south-west.
The group of university students had rented a holiday house at Catalina (pictured) near Batemans Bay on the NSW coast
The teenagers were each given a $1,000 fine and told to return to their homes (stock image)
Deputy Commissioner Mick Willing of Regional NSW Field Operations said the NSW community had assisted in enforcing the health directions.
'This case really shows that Sydneysiders have nowhere to hide in regional areas at the moment,' Deputy Commissioner Willing said.
'If you live in Greater Sydney and are thinking of travelling in contravention of the public health order, you should be aware that if police don't pull you over proactively, the community will let us know you're there,' he said.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'Regional people are actively working with police to protect themselves and their loved ones, which is so important