Woman charged after allegedly entering WA undetected from Victoria

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A 28-year-old woman has been charged after allegedly entering WA undetected before staying at her partner's house.

The woman was due to fly to Perth from Victoria on August 11 after being granted an exemption, and was advised that upon entry she would have to quarantine in a hotel for 14 days, at her own expense.

When she did not arrive at Perth Airport police conducted inquiries and later found her at her partner's home in Scarborough where she had allegedly been staying.

It is alleged the woman entered Western Australia via road sometime between July 30 and August 11.

She has been charged with one count of failing to comply with a direction in contravention of the Emergency Management Act.

The Ascot woman appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday and was remanded in custody.

Police are now looking into how the woman entered WA undetected and who may have assisted her.

"The vast majority of the WA community are doing the right thing; however, everyone is reminded of their obligations to comply with any given direction when entering the state," a WA Police spokesperson said.

"Any person who is found to be assisting an individual to breach a direction, may commit an offence under the Emergency Management Act 2005, punishable by imprisonment for up to 12 months or a fine of up to $50,000 for individuals and $250,000 for bodies corporate."

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