Watch: Australian woman caught trying to flee hotel quarantine

A Victorian woman has been caught trying to flee hotel quarantine in Tasmania.

The footage posted on social media shows a woman climbing down an awning at Peppers Seaport Hotel on Sunday. She is seen hanging just metres away from diners.

"No mate, you're in a lockdown," a person in the video said.

"Ah, no I'm not," the woman replied, before dropping her backpack to the ground.

Tasmania Police issued a statement on Wednesday saying a woman had been charged with "failing to obey the direction of an emergency management worker following an incident in hotel quarantine".

The 38-year-old was arrested and appeared at the Launceston Magistrates Court on Tuesday before being sent back to Victoria.

The woman is due back in court again on March 30.

Victoria's latest coronavirus cluster was declared high-risk last Friday, which means travellers to Tasmania were required to self isolate or hotel quarantine for 14 days.

On Tuesday, a Victorian mother was fined AU$774 for breaching hotel quarantine in Hobart.

She had travelled to Hobart from Victoria with her young child before leaving the Ibis hotel at 6:20pm in a taxi.

The pair were returned to the quarantine hotel by police at 7:40pm.