It is taking a long time for tourists to get the message to stop travelling to small Border holiday destinations, with boats out on Lake Mulwala as recently as last weekend.
Now the region is being firm in protecting itself from coronavirus, saying "we don't want you here".
Bundalong General Store has limited the sale of fuel to 10 litres per jerrycan, ensuring locals can still get what they need, but visitors will not be provided with enough for a day on the water.
Shop owner Mel Collins said most customers this week were home owners in the region, but the change in behaviour only came after the government introduced more restrictions on movement on Sunday.
"There were tourists everywhere until they made their full announcement with stage 3. I know there were a few boats kicking around on the lake, Yarrawonga was pretty busy," she said.
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"I think the majority of people are trying to do the right thing, but unfortunately there's always selfish people out there that just don't think about anyone else.
"I had a few come up on the weekend who just came up to mow their lawns and go back to Melbourne, which is really disappointing.
"We've got plenty of local handymen who could do those jobs who probably need the work."
Moira mayor Libro Mustica said he wanted tourists to stay away.
"We are urging all potential visitors to our areas to please remain in your own homes and do not travel to Moira Shire at this time," he said.
"We will still be here when this crisis has passed and will welcome you all back with open arms, but for now, please stay home."
He was backed up by Indigo mayor Jenny O'Connor.
"I have had people expressing concern to me that there are still tourists wandering around and booking Airbnb. My my message is clear: you are not welcome at this time," she said.
"Right now, visitors to our shire are putting us at risk, they don't know if they've got coronavirus because it can be asymptomatic.
"If they get sick and need support, they'll need resources that are already overstretched in our community."
The warnings come a week before Easter, in the hope that holidaymakers will not try to defy government orders and travel to the Border anyway.
Albury MP Justin Clancy said people should postpone their visits, in line with the nationwide effort to slow the spread of the virus.
"COVID-19 does not discriminate and does not care about borders, so now is not the time to travel between towns or to relocate. The safest thing you can do right now is stay in your local community," he said.
"It is important everyone understands that COVID-19 isn't just impacting cities and these measures will help protect the lives of the most vulnerable members of our community."
The good news was that people had started to get the message around Bundalong, with hopes it would continue.
"I noticed in our trade that there's a distinct change in people's behaviour, there's very little people moving around, the highway is quiet," Ms Collins said.