The Victorian Government is currently chasing thousands of residents and businesses for the fines. The costs range from $200 for failure to wear a mask to $4957 for ‘unlawful gatherings’, according to ABC.
The data, obtained by the broadcaster, shows that around 6% of COVID related fines in 2021 have been paid. In total, 11,362 infringements were issued.
Authorities have already withdrawn 2321 notices, which leaves 8200 outstanding.
A Victorian government spokesperson said “Fines do not expire — and all debt will continue to be collected and enforced.’’