Two Victorian men will face court in Darwin for allegedly using false documents to travel from the NT to Perth for the AFL grand final.
The pair, aged 49 and 38, entered the NT from Victoria on September 14, filling out border forms and agreeing to self-quarantine.
According to NT Police, it was later found that they allegedly did not self-isolate while waiting for their test results.
Both men then allegedly submitted falsified documents to obtain NT drivers licences and bank accounts.
They then allegedly travelled to Western Australia on September 22 claiming to be NT residents.
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They were arrested by WA Police and remanded in custody.
NT Police have charged them with four offences each including criminal deception to obtain a benefit and contravening an emergency declaration.
They are set to face Darwin Local Court on November 16.
"Police will allege that both these men have gone to great lengths to circumvent the Chief Health Officer's directions, designed to keep our community safe, and in doing so have committed serious crimes.
"To selfishly put yourself above the rest of Australia just to attend a football match is quite frankly staggering and they will face court for it," Incident Controller Commander Sachin Sharma said.
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