NSW learner drivers face a $1600 fine if they cross into Victoria where driving lessons have been outlawed.
On Monday, Victoria Police fined a 17-year-old Hampton-based learner for driving to Frankston during a lesson with her mum.
Police have since waived the fine as the restriction was not widely known, but confirmed learner drivers caught in the future would be fined.
NSW Police class learning to drive as a reasonable excuse to leave the house under Public Health Orders.
Wodonga mother-of-two Sabrina Kelly said she was disgusted learners weren't allowed to have driving lessons in Victoria.
"It has been confusing, especially us being a border town, what if I drive to Albury they consider it okay, but then when I drive back to Wodonga I get a fine?" she said.
Miss Kelly, 23, said as a stay-at-home mum with two children it was important she got her licence as soon as possible because public transport was unreliable and difficult to navigate as one of her children has autism.
"I couldn't drive beforehand because of a medical issue and now I have the opportunity [to get it] and need the freedom," she said.
"It is essential for me to be able to leave the house with them and not have to rely on asking family for help."
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Victoria Police have clarified learners can drive to and from essential activities, like purchasing food, but cannot get into the car purely to practice.
"All I've been able to do is drive around the block or go to the shop to learn to park but that's only going to get me so far, at some point I'm going to have to explore the unknown as well and you can't do that in the same cul-de-sac," Miss Kelly said.
Victoria Police also clarified anyone in the state, including NSW drivers, is required to abide by Victoria's laws.
Belvoir Driving School's Ted Hargreaves had to stop providing lessons when social distancing was introduced as he could not be 1.5 metres away from students in a car.
"We've lost 100 per cent of our business," he said.
"It's hurt us really badly, we don't know get any government assistance so at moment we've got no income. We're just living on what we've got."
Mr Hargreaves said he was very surprised the 17-year-old had been fined while driving with someone she lived with but understood why it was important people stuck to governmental guidelines.
He said all it would take was a flat tyre for the pair to come into contact with someone who could be asymptomatic but infected and for the virus to spread from there.
"My view is if [the learner] is driving to go get groceries or go medical appointment that's fine, but the reason they actually were fined was they were just driving aimlessly around," he said.
"I don't think lot people understand how vigorous and contagious this virus is."
Mr Hargreaves said while border anomalies were nothing new, there should be a single directive in relation to coronavirus.
"Everyone in whole country should be on the same page that's how simple it is," he said.
"It's the same as the fishing situation, in Victoria we can't go fishing but in NSW we can."