A Victorian man has been fined for breaching coronavirus restrictions after trying to convince officers he was travelling to a job he didn't have.
Victoria Police handed out 143 fines for COVID-19 guideline breaches in the past 24 hours, including 17 from 15,534 inspections at vehicle checkpoints.
One case included the man, who was on a bus and claimed he was travelling for work purposes, despite being unable to produce a work permit.
When officers called his supposed employer, the company confirmed the man had never worked for them.
Another man was fined for travelling from Seymour to Broadmeadows to pick up shoes from his cousin.
Of the people caught breaching health directions, 42 were fined for being outdoors during Melbourne's 8pm-5am curfew and 25 failed to wear a mask when leaving home.
Police conducted 4315 spot checks on people at homes, businesses and public places across the state.
Some 324,078 spot checks have been undertaken since March 21.