Police officers attended a Melbourne metropolitan site on Saturday and asked customers to leave or risk fines.
Last Saturday two police officers attended a popular Melbourne car wash site. They asked customers to leave the car wash site or risk receiving a $1652 infringement notice under Victoria’s Stay at home regulations. This is the third time ACWA is aware of over the COVID-19 journey, customers at car wash sites have been targeted for police attention.
On behalf of the operator involved and the car wash industry at large, ACWA made contact with the local police station and raised the issue with local members and State Government Ministers. ACWA remains of the view that Victorian car washes can continue to operate during the State’s Stage 3 Restrictions.
We believe the unwarranted attention comes about via overzealous actions of individual police officers. We are seeking assistance from the State Government in ensuring the situation does not occur again.
We ask members to continue to keep ACWA informed if their site is subjected to such visits by police.