Queensland woman charged for failing to comply with WA quarantine

FAIL TO COMPLY: It will be alleged the woman failed to comply with WA quarantine directions.
FAIL TO COMPLY: It will be alleged the woman failed to comply with WA quarantine directions.

A 29-year-old Queensland woman has been arrested, charged and refused bail after allegedly failing to comply with WA quarantine and travel directions given to her, in order to attend the AFL grand final.

On Tuesday, September 21, the woman submitted a G2G application to enter Western Australia from Queensland stating she was attending the AFL Grand Final.

Police contacted the woman prior to her departure and advised her that she would be subject to a 14 day self-quarantine period and this meant she would be unable to attend the grand final.

Despite this information, the woman travelled to Western Australia on a flight from Queensland, arriving in Perth on Wednesday, September 22.

Upon her arrival the woman was once again advised she was required to self-quarantine for 14 days at a specified hotel in East Perth.

It will be alleged the woman failed to attend her nominated hotel accommodation, instead attending another two hotels in the company of a man known to her.

It will further be alleged that the woman failed to declare to the hotel that she was subject to a self-quarantine direction, and that she had not been wearing a face mask during this time.

The 29-year-old was arrested in Perth and charged with one count of Fail to Comply with a Direction.

She was refused bail and will appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on Thursday.