Children's birthday party lands parents with more than $26,000 worth of fines
That's one expensive get together
By Emily Olle
April 21 2020
A children’s birthday party in a wealthy Melbourne suburb has resulted in partygoers being slapped with more than $26,000 in fines for breaching coronavirus regulations.
Neighbours on Church Street at Beaumaris say they were stunned on Sunday when signs and balloons went up for a party.
Dozens of parents and kids then showed up, gathering outside to celebrate an eighth birthday.
Locals called police to report what they say was a “blatant and dangerous” breach of stay-at-home laws. 7NEWS understands that 16 people at the party, including the hosts, were each fined $1,652.
Ninety-one new fines have been issued by Victoria Police, including a 20-year-old Mildura man who was warned five times before he was issued with an expiation notice.
Two men were also fined in the CBD after being found with drugs, a knife and ammunition in their car.
In the past four weeks, police have conducted almost 25,000 spot checks.