We have received a number of calls from people wanting to leave Perth to go to country areas but afraid they may be stopped by authorities. In one case the caller had been removed from the place of abode in a country town three weeks ago due to an interim (72 hour) VRO.
The caller had moved to Perth and now that the VRO had expired the caller wanted to return to the country property to retrieve personal belongings. The problem is that the house is in the partners name and the caller did not have an official document such as a motor vehicle drivers license showing the country address.
Another caller wanted to leave a country town and travel to see a family member in another country town who was feeling the effects of self-isolation. Whether that falls within an exempt category remains to be tested.
Given the present ban on intra State movements the caller if stopped may be unable to convince an authority that they are simply going home or wanting to comfort a family member in these trying times.
The lesson here is that if you want to travel intra State you will be prevented from doing so unless you fall into an exemption category. Merely saying you are going home without solid proof such as an official document with your name and country address may not be enough, and it even could even be a criminal offence.