A group of seven people gathering at a house for a dinner party were among a range of people fined for continuing to break strict self-isolation laws in Victoria.
Victoria Police issued a total of 114 fines on Tuesday as the crackdown on people breaking the law continued.
The latest announcement by the police comes as they started to give more public information about the crimes being committed.
Examples of breaches of self-isolation rules that resulted in fines over the past 24 hours include:
- Seven people issued infringements after gathering at a house for a dinner party.
- Three mates who were playing video games in a loungeroom and did not live together.
- Four people fined after being found walking the streets seeking drugs.
- A group of friends issued infringements for hanging out in a park.
- The Rebels' bikie clubhouse in Sunshine West, where seven men and two women were found socialising
In the past 24 hours, Victoria Police conducted 835 spot checks at homes, businesses and non-essential services across the state as part of Operation Sentinel.
However, Victoria Police says it will not disclose any further information about where the checks or crimes have been committed.
The government has repeatedly said there are only four reasons to leave home: that there are only four reasons to leave your home: food and supplies, medical care, exercise, and work or education.
If people breach these directions, they face on-the-spot fines of $1,652 for individuals and $9,913 for businesses. Larger fines can also be issued through the courts.
The new fines were announced a day after premier Daniel Andrews said a stage four lockdown was still very much a possibility.
The premier said while cases were stabilising across the state, it was no time for complacency and further restrictions were possible.
"If and when there is a need to do more, we won't hesitate to do that," he said on Tuesday.
"We know there'll be pain, we know there will be disruption, but that is a price worth paying if it saves lives.
"That's what the first three stages have done, the stability in these numbers hasn't happened by accident."
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