The video, posted on Instagram, shows the place of Prahran Electric Bar, located on Chapel Street, packed with customers on the dance floor.
The wild night is believed to have occurred sometime this week.
But it’s not the only place hosting pre-COVID-style events during the holidays, with many venues in Melbourne and along the Mornington Peninsula hosting parties with what appears to be more than 50 people according to government guidelines. .
Coronavirus regulations issued by the Victorian government must be used indoors at all times except when eating and drinking.
Victorians must also keep a distance of 1.5 m from other people.
The two square meter rule applies to the rest of the place.
9News has reached out to Electric Bar for comment.
Under current restrictions, companies can face on-the-spot fines of up to $ 10,000 for failing to meet density and record-keeping requirements, as well as for failing to ensure that their staff wear masks.
But when it comes to clients, it’s up to the individual to make sure their face is covered while they’re inside or they could get slapped with a $ 200 fine.
In a statement, Victoria Police said they are enforcing the Director of Health (CHO) instructions related to businesses by supporting the Department of Health and Human Services, Worksafe Victoria and the Victorian Gaming and Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Commission, all of which have primacy for compliance in the workplace.
“Victoria Police conduct routine patrols to ensure compliance with CHO instructions is observed in public places and at businesses throughout the state.
“The Victoria Police also respond to calls to incidents that require immediate attention, or that have been referred to us for investigation by other government agencies,” it read.
“Businesses that do not comply with the Director of Health’s instructions may be fined $ 9,913.”
The Hotel Association said complacency of venues would not be tolerated.