No court for AFL's Stack over quarantine

·1-min read

After spending Christmas alone behind bars, Richmond AFL rookie Sydney Stack has had his latest court appearance postponed.

Stack was arrested on December 21 after allegedly breaching Western Australia's strict quarantine laws.

He was due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday by videolink from Hakea Prison, where his 14 days in isolation was due to end this week.

The case did not go ahead and has instead been adjourned until January 20.

Stack, 20, was charged with failing to comply with a direction after allegedly being found out on the town in Northbridge during his compulsory self-isolation period, having entered WA from Victoria on a flight that stopped over in South Australia.

Stack was granted approval to enter WA on compassionate grounds on December 10 for his grandfather's funeral.

He was issued with a direction to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days at a nominated address in Northam, about 97km from Perth.

But he was allegedly found by police days later at 1.10am on a Saturday in the party district of Northbridge.

It was also alleged he had been staying at a residence in Belmont and not at his nominated quarantine address.