A 21-year old Sydney woman has been fined $4,000 after she and a friend travelled from Sydney to Newcastle.
The woman and her friend left Sydney to party and shop in Newcastle before testing positive and sending 600,000 people into lockdown in the Hunter region.
The two women had been stopped by police near Newcastle and were told to return to Sydney, but the pair instead attended a party in Shortland.
While on their travels, the pair visited a number of shops, including a nail salon and clothing stores, where they failed to comply with check-in requirements.
The two women then attended a second party at Blacksmiths Beach. Both parties were later confirmed to be transmission events.
Both women have now been charged, recieving a $4,000 fine each.
Magistrate Robyn Dene, who handed down the sentence, said the woman's actions had severe consequences.
"Not only that, it actually led to significant issues for Newcastle."
The $4,000 fines are quite small compared to others that were handed out during harsh lockdowns earlier this year.
The four men were from local government areas (LGA) of concern, which includes Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta, Strathfield, and some suburbs of Penrith.
Officers were conducting patrols in Leppington on Monday when they saw the men sitting at the table without face masks.