A Victorian couple were fined $1652 each for breaking coronavirus restrictions after sharing their holiday photos to Facebook.

The only problem with the fine was, the photos were a year old.

Jazz Mot said Victoria Police fined her and her husband Garry for going to Lakes Entrance, which is two hours from their home after she shared the images, but, the couple hadn’t actually been.

Mot told 7News “I posted the photos that we took in Lakes Entrance in June last year.’

The fine was given for “going for a drive to Lakes Entrance (non-essential travel)“.

However, a Victorian Police spokesman has said the fine had now been withdrawn, saying “on occasion, errors will be made however that is why a review process exists to ensure instances such as these are identified and rectified.’’

Victoria Police have said they are not monitoring social media accounts to identify breaches of the Chief Health Officer directives.


Victoria Police is encouraging the public to report those who are doing the wrong thing by calling 131 444 or going online.

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