Covid-19 News: Victoria

Scott Morrison responds to 'repugnant' China image

Scott Morrison responds to 'repugnant' China image

3 hours ago


Australia is seeking an apology from the Chinese Government after a digitally altered image of an Australian soldier slitting a child's throat was posted on Twitter.


First COVID-19 death in Victoria in more than a month

First COVID-19 death in Victoria in more than a month

10 hours ago


Victoria has recorded its first COVID-19 death in more than a month after a person previously diagnosed with coronavirus died from complications.


Victoria eliminates COVID-19 as Tasmania reopens its borders

Victoria eliminates COVID-19 as Tasmania reopens its borders

6:46pm Nov 27, 2020


Victoria has officially eliminated COVID-19 after 28 consecutive days of zero coronavirus cases, with Tasmania's borders reopening to the state today.


Breaking news and updates Australia: November 27, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: November 27, 2020

5:05pm Nov 27, 2020


Total fire ban declared for parts of NSW; Trump says he'll leave White House peacefully; South Australia to open Victorian border; Nation braces for severe heatwave


Breaking news and updates Australia: November 26, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: November 26, 2020

5:32pm Nov 26, 2020


Queensland Police officers isolate after contamination scare; Victoria and NSW record no new COVID-19 cases; Thousands in quarantine as SA records one new case


Premier rejects idea of home quarantine

Premier rejects idea of home quarantine

12:04pm Nov 26, 2020


Home-based quarantine for international arrivals returning to Victoria is unlikely, despite the model being recommended in the Hotel Quarantine Inquiry.


Family's joy over Queensland-Victoria border reopening

Family's joy over Queensland-Victoria border reopening

8:28pm Nov 25, 2020


Queensland will reopen its borders to Victoria after the state recorded its 26th consecutive day of zero coronavirus cases and deaths.


Breaking news and updates Australia: November 25, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: November 25, 2020

5:45pm Nov 25, 2020


WA Government introduces QR codes; Queensland border reopens to Victoria; SA Premier says no deliberate breach of virus rules at quarantine hotel; NSW makes sweeping easing of restrictions


Breaking news and updates Australia: November 24, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: November 24, 2020

6:02pm Nov 24, 2020


Byron Bay restaurant fined $5000 for breach; Queensland to reopen NSW border next week; SA records one new coronavirus case ahead of restrictions easing; Key US official signs off on Biden transition


No active COVID-19 cases left in Victoria

No active COVID-19 cases left in Victoria

8:38am Nov 24, 2020


Victoria has recorded no new cases and no deaths, with zero active cases remaining in the state.


Breaking news and updates Australia: November 23, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: November 23, 2020

6:25pm Nov 23, 2020


'Missing link' in NSW cluster uncovered; NSW restrictions ease as border with Victoria reopens; SA records one new case of COVID-19; Student stabbed at school in Sydney's west


All the restrictions which have eased in Victoria

All the restrictions which have eased in Victoria

9:16am Nov 23, 2020


It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas in Victoria, as residents get out and about in the sun after spending much of the year in coronavirus lockdowns.


Victoria records zero new coronavirus cases for 24th day

Victoria records zero new coronavirus cases for 24th day

8:34am Nov 23, 2020


Victoria recorded zero new coronavirus cases and deaths for the 24th consecutive day as the state eased restrictions once again overnight.


South Australia avoids 'catastrophic' second wave

South Australia avoids 'catastrophic' second wave

10:37pm Nov 22, 2020


No new cases of locally-acquired COVID-19 have been uncovered, including those connected to the Parafield Gardens cluster.


NSW to open border to Victoria from midnight

NSW to open border to Victoria from midnight

7:41pm Nov 22, 2020


From tomorrow, NSW will have no restrictions imposed on any of its borders meaning anyone can visit.


Breaking news and updates Australia: November 22, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: November 22, 2020

6:02pm Nov 22, 2020


Car crashes into Queensland dam; NSW opens its border to Victoria; Dan Andrews makes sweeping changes to rules for Christmas; South Australia narrowly avoids 'catastrophic' second wave


Victoria surpasses three-week mark with no new cases of COVID-19

Victoria surpasses three-week mark with no new cases of COVID-19

7:25pm Nov 21, 2020


Victoria has recorded no new cases and zero deaths for the 22nd day in a row.


Trains and buses to resume between NSW and Victoria as borders relax

Trains and buses to resume between NSW and Victoria as borders relax

8:39am Nov 21, 2020


People will be able to travel into Victoria from NSW via train and bus next week as the border reopens between the two states.


Breaking news and updates Australia: November 20, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: November 20, 2020

5:20pm Nov 20, 2020


South Australia to end hard lockdown early; Possible coronavirus case under investigation in Victoria; Thousands on alert for COVID-19 on NSW South Coast


Breaking news and updates Australia: November 19, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: November 19, 2020

5:46pm Nov 19, 2020


Unemployment hits seven per cent; ADF chief apologises for conduct of special forces; PM refuses to back down to China; Victoria to close SA border


Interactive: Australia's coronavirus cases by numbers and hotspot locations

Interactive: Australia's coronavirus cases by numbers and hotspot locations

4:57pm Nov 19, 2020


As the number of COVID-19 cases skyrockets around the world, Australia continues its daily battle against the virus.


Victoria records 20th consecutive day of no new COVID-19 cases

Victoria records 20th consecutive day of no new COVID-19 cases

8:14am Nov 19, 2020


The double donut day comes for the state with zero deaths recorded.


Breaking news and updates Australia: November 18, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: November 18, 2020

6:09pm Nov 18, 2020


Panic buying as South Australia introduces six-day lockdown; NAB closes banks due to security threat; NSW, Victoria and the ACT revise travel advice; Trump fires top cyber security man


Victoria tightens border with SA

Victoria tightens border with SA

12:30pm Nov 18, 2020


Travellers from Adelaide, including the city's hotspot areas, will be required to take a COVID-19 test and quarantine upon arrival into Victoria.


Breaking news and updates Australia: November 17, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: November 17, 2020

5:38pm Nov 17, 2020


NSW records record $16 billion deficit; South Australia COVID-19 outbreak grows; Scott Morrison arrives in Japan for trade, defence talks; Zero new coronavirus cases in WA


Breaking news and updates Australia: November 16, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: November 16, 2020

6:22pm Nov 16, 2020


Two employees test positive at Adelaide Anglicare aged care home; New SA coronavirus restrictions from midnight; States close borders to SA as COVID-19 cluster grows in Adelaide; Robodebt action settled


SA travellers may undergo 'rapid' COVID-19 test in Victoria

SA travellers may undergo 'rapid' COVID-19 test in Victoria

2:03pm Nov 16, 2020


Victoria will not shut its border to South Australia despite a growing COVID-19 cluster, though travellers may face 'rapid' COVID-19 testing on arrival.


Victoria's COVID-19 figures 'as good as it gets' as virus-free streak continues

Victoria's COVID-19 figures 'as good as it gets' as virus-free streak continues

10:44am Nov 14, 2020


Victoria has recorded another day of no new COVID-19 cases or deaths.


Breaking news and updates Australia: November 13, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: November 13, 2020

5:13pm Nov 13, 2020


All states except WA to open borders by Christmas; Victoria records 14 days of no new COVID-19 cases; No new cases in NSW; Warning of more intense bushfires, cyclones


Victoria reaches COVID-19 milestone, but restrictions to remain

Victoria reaches COVID-19 milestone, but restrictions to remain

9:48am Nov 13, 2020


Restrictions will not be eased earlier in Victoria, despite the roadmap declaring once the state's virus average dropped to zero, it could move to its 'Last Step'.


Breaking news and updates Australia: November 12, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: November 12, 2020

6:00pm Nov 12, 2020


Special investigator to prosecute alleged Australian war crimes in Afghanistan; Man found not guilty of murdering Angry Anderson's son; Pandemic warning for thousands in NSW


Victoria records 13th consecutive day of zero virus cases

Victoria records 13th consecutive day of zero virus cases

12:40pm Nov 12, 2020


Victoria has recorded zero new cases of coronavirus and no deaths for the 13th consecutive day, with just three active infections left in the state.


Breaking news and updates Australia: November 11, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: November 11, 2020

7:54pm Nov 11, 2020


US hits record COVID hospitalisations; Victorian traveller tests positive to virus on arrival in SA; Teenager jailed for planning Sydney terror attack; Berejiklian calls for National Anthem change


Breaking news and updates Australia: November 10, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: November 10, 2020

5:32pm Nov 10, 2020


JobSeeker coronavirus supplement payment to be extended at reduced rate; Labor's Joel Fitzgibbon quits frontbench over climate change policy; NSW premier flags 'exemptions' to restrictions by summer


ADF troops depart Victoria as Avalon Airport prepares to resume flights

ADF troops depart Victoria as Avalon Airport prepares to resume flights

4:20pm Nov 10, 2020


Dozens of ADF troops have departed Victoria following weeks of guarding the state's 'ring of steel'. It comes as flights to Sydney are due to resume at Avalon Airport in December.


Victoria to launch biggest virus testing blitz in former hotspots

Victoria to launch biggest virus testing blitz in former hotspots

7:49am Nov 10, 2020


In a state-first, the testing drive will be open to anyone regardless of whether they have symptoms of COVID-19 or not.


Breaking news and updates Australia: November 9, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: November 9, 2020

5:30pm Nov 9, 2020


Donald Trump returns to White House after golfing; Inner camp 'split' over refusal to concede; Victoria and NSW record no new local COVID-19 cases; Missing boy, 12, found by police


Victoria reunited as 10th day straight of zero cases and deaths

Victoria reunited as 10th day straight of zero cases and deaths

4:45pm Nov 9, 2020


Victoria has reported no new coronavirus cases or deaths as Melbourne's so-called 'ring of steel' was dismantled overnight.


Sisters claim nursing home failed to protect their mum from COVID-19

Sisters claim nursing home failed to protect their mum from COVID-19

9:41pm Nov 8, 2020


Two Melbourne sisters are spearheading a planned class action against a western suburbs nursing home, claiming it failed to protect their mum from COVID-19.


Victoria maintains zero cases streak as rolling average reaches new low

Victoria maintains zero cases streak as rolling average reaches new low

12:17pm Nov 7, 2020


Victoria has once again recorded no new COVID-19 infections and no deaths for the eighth day in a row.


New COVID-19 case linked to NSW Southern Highlands cluster

New COVID-19 case linked to NSW Southern Highlands cluster

12:08pm Nov 7, 2020


One new case of locally transmitted COVID-19 has been diagnosed in NSW in the last 24 hours.


The COVID-19 restrictions set to be eased in Melbourne

The COVID-19 restrictions set to be eased in Melbourne

12:06pm Nov 6, 2020


Victoria has seen another day of "double zero" with no new coronavirus cases and no new deaths recorded as the state prepares to further ease restrictions on Sunday.


Victoria eradicates COVID-19 from aged care

Victoria eradicates COVID-19 from aged care

2:25pm Nov 5, 2020


Coronavirus has been eradicated from Victoria's aged care sector, with the last remaining active case of COVID-19 cleared from a facility yesterday.


'Wrong, wrong, wrong': NSW Premier denies border claims

'Wrong, wrong, wrong': NSW Premier denies border claims

8:03am Nov 5, 2020


New South Wales Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has denied she ignored advice from health experts to open the borders to Victoria three weeks ago.


Premier's stern warning after thousands packed out Melbourne beaches

Premier's stern warning after thousands packed out Melbourne beaches

12:11pm Nov 4, 2020


Premier Daniel Andrews has pleaded for Victorians to not drop their guard after thousands of people flooded Melbourne beaches on Cup Day.


Breaking news and updates Australia: November 3, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: November 3, 2020

5:55pm Nov 3, 2020


RBA's historic cut to interest rates; South Australia to open borders for Victorians; Melbourne Cup Day underway; Final day of US election campaign


'Significant levels' of COVID-19 still exist in Victoria

'Significant levels' of COVID-19 still exist in Victoria

10:52am Nov 3, 2020


Victoria's testing commander warns there is likely still a "significant level" of undetected COVID-19 cases in the community.


Breaking news and updates Australia: November 2, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: November 2, 2020

6:00pm Nov 2, 2020


Donald Trump threatens to fire Dr Anthony Fauci; No new COVID-19 cases, zero deaths in Victoria; One locally transmitted case for NSW; Westpac profits plunge


Zero cases and no deaths for third day straight in Victoria

Zero cases and no deaths for third day straight in Victoria

11:44am Nov 2, 2020


Victoria has recorded no new coronavirus cases and no deaths for the third day running.


Melburnians celebrate surprise 'donut day' on first weekend of freedom

Melburnians celebrate surprise 'donut day' on first weekend of freedom

7:41pm Oct 31, 2020


Victoria has recorded another day with zero new coronavirus cases as Melburnians enjoyed their first weekend of freedom in months.