Police have fined 28 people $1000 each for attending a house party at Bondi Junction in Sydney’s east, after they breached coronavirus orders.
Police were called after noise complaints and reports of a party at a home in Oxford Street, near York Road, about 1.20am on Saturday.
They say a large group in the home exceeded the 20-person limit for private gatherings under COVID-19 health regulations.
Police spoke to a 26-year-old man who was one of four occupants of the home.
They said there were also 24 guests attending the party.
The party-goers were told to leave and given a move-on direction by police.
Because of recent changes to the public health order, all those living in the house and each of those who went to the party will be fined $1000.
In July, NSW Police shut down a number of private parties in Sydney’s eastern suburbs due to guests not complying with social-distancing rules.
Footage from parties in the Bondi area emerged on social media, with a number of people seen dancing close together.
No fines were issued but attendees were moved on.
NSW Police were also called to a trial rugby match in July in Bellevue Hill after photos appeared to show supporters breaking social-distancing rules.
Officers were called to Easts Rugby Club where a Shute Shield trial game against Sydney University was being held.