Very few fines are being issued at regional Victorian vehicle checkpoints despite police conducting tens of thousands of checks each day.
Victoria Police data from last week reveals that more than 30,000 checks were conducted each day from October 21 to 28.
While there were more daily vehicle checks during this period than in September, the number of fines have remained low - peaking at 11 across the state on October 22 before dropping down to zero on October 26, one on October 27 and back to zero on October 28.
Victoria Police is no longer releasing daily statistics, but Superintendent Jenny Wilson said police working at the checkpoints - including on the Western Freeway near Bacchus Marsh - were noticing there were less people attempting to pass for the wrong reasons.
She said most people were travelling to regional Victoria in line with lawful reasons and that the drop in people trying to enter for other reasons could be due to restrictions recently being eased in Melbourne.
With restrictions continuing to ease and the border between regional Victoria and Melbourne flagged to be lifted on November 9, Superintendent Wilson said many people were feeling like the end of the lockdown was in sight, so they could patiently wait to escape to regional Victoria and visit friends and family.
"We're nearly there and I think that actually helps everybody and is why we are seeing more compliance, because people want to do the right thing so the lockdown ends," Superintendent Wilson said.
Checkpoints were set-up in early July when strict restrictions were imposed on people living in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire.
Superintendent Wilson said there had been very few issues at the Western Freeway checkpoint, as most people had understood why police were there.
The community feedback she has received has been that the checkpoint had made regional Victorians feel safer while allowing businesses to open up more recently.
"I think the majority have been happy to go along with the whole process and to abide by the rules so we could reach this point of being able to open back up," Superintendent Wilson said.
Noting the checkpoint has been part of a range of proactive and enforcement measures being conducted by police during the pandemic, she said it had served its purpose to keep the community safe.
"It's done its job [to achieve] our main focus - to keep the community safe - and I think that it's been very successful as part of one of our three main processes."
It is not yet known exactly what the police response will look like from November 9.