Australian Olympic bronze medal winner Harry Garside has been fined more than $5000 for breaking Victoria’s COVID-19 rules.

The boxer went to a party in Melbourne on Saturday night, only hours after being released from hotel quarantine following his return from Tokyo.

See the latest developments on Garside’s breach in the video player above

The 24-year-old is among five people to have been slapped with fines after attending the illegal gathering at a home in Mooroolbark.

Garside completed his hotel quarantine period in Brisbane on Friday before flying to Melbourne and attending the party the following day.

Harry Garside won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
Harry Garside won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Credit: Getty Images

Victoria Police became aware about the illegal gathering after images of the event were posted on social media.

The photos, which were posted online and later shared with 7NEWS, show the boxer and other people drinking and posing for photos with Garside’s bronze medal.

“All attendees will be interviewed and issued with a $5454 infringement notice for breaching Chief Health Officer directions,” a police spokesperson said.

He wore his bronze medal to the illegal gathering.
He wore his bronze medal to the illegal gathering. Credit: 7NEWS
Garside’s acquaintances were photographed posing and biting the medal.
Garside’s acquaintances were photographed posing and biting the medal. Credit: 7NEWS
Police became involved after the photos were posted on social media.
Police became involved after the photos were posted on social media. Credit: 7NEWS

Garside, who is a plumber by trade, became the first Australian to claim an Olympic boxing medal in 33-years at the Tokyo games.

He won fans across Australia after revealing that he had taken up ballet dancing in the lead-up to the Olympics to help with his footwork.

Victoria is currently in lockdown with no end date in sight.

The state on Sunday recorded 92 new locally acquired infections, including more than 30 not yet linked to existing outbreaks.

Olympic boxer Harry Garside fined for COVID-19 breach hours after leaving hotel quarantine
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