NSW Police have given out a bunch of fines after having to break up a bush doof, the famed Australian cultural pastime, with over 150 people in attendance, clearly not abiding by social distancing restrictions.
Monaro Police District officers were called to an area of bushland two kilometres from Lake Jindabyne at around 11pm on Friday night following reports of a party.
Officers reportedly found between 150 and 200 people gathered for a “dance party” – lmao – with a bonfire, lighting and amped music set up. You can take the punter out of the Tipi Forest etc.
Those in attendance reportedly fled the scene and officers handed out fines to those who remained. In total, twelve people received fines of $1,000 for attending the party.
In case it wasn’t already clear, the restrictions around public outdoor gatherings in NSW at the moment stand at a limit of 20.
Furthermore, households are restricted to 20 visitors at any one time, with NSW Health recommending no one visit a gathering with more than 10 people.