Tasmania has the most lenient penalties for quarantine breaches of all states apart from South Australia.
Up until August, a quarantine breach or failure to self-isolate would attract a $778.50 fine.
That was bumped up to $1557 two months ago.
The same fine is applied to anyone who attempts to enter Tasmania without a valid G2G pass.
A 31-year-old man diagnosed with COVID-19 was hit with both of these fines this week after he entered the state this week without approval and soon after breach hotel quarantine in Hobart.
Premier Peter Gutwein on Thursday said the man was obstructing efforts by contact tracers.
He also failed to wear a face mask when he was returned by police to hotel quarantine.
Deputy State Controller Donna Adams said police would determine whether the man and the friend who helped him abscond from hotel quarantine should face further action in the coming weeks.
In Victoria, a person faces a $1817 fine for failing to comply with a public health direction and $5452 for breaching quarantine requirements.
In New South Wales, there is a $1000 fine for a breach of a public health order and a $5000 fine for a failure to comply with the obligation to answer questions asked by a contact tracer.
There are also $5000 fines for a failure to comply with obligations to self-isolate if you have COVID-19 or if you are a close contact of a person diagnosed with COVID-19.
In Queensland, a person can be issued an on-the-spot fine of $1378 for individuals for failing to comply with a public health direction, $2500 for breaching hotel quarantine, and $206 for not wearing a face mask.
In South Australia, there is an on-the-spot fine of $1000 for breaching quarantine requirements.
The toughest COVID-19 penalties are in Western Australia.
People who fail to self-isolate or quarantine in that state face a fine of up to $50,000 or face up to 12 months' jail.
As of last month, twenty-eight people in WA have been imprisoned, 36 others had received a partially suspended imprisonment, and 348 had received a fine.
This is from 706 recorded breaches of public health orders.
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