Covid-19 News: Victoria

Victoria records 510 new cases as some freedoms will take effect in hours

Victoria records 510 new cases as some freedoms will take effect in hours

2 hours ago


Just 124 of today's new cases have so far been linked to known outbreaks.


Another NSW town is heading into lockdown

Another NSW town is heading into lockdown

5 hours ago


Hilltops LGA, which includes the town of Young, will go into a snap seven-day lockdown from 6pm.


Hundreds of Victorians line up for testing in Ballarat amid lockdown

Hundreds of Victorians line up for testing in Ballarat amid lockdown

8:13pm Sep 16, 2021


Hundreds of Victorians are lining up for testing in Ballarat after the regional city plunged into a snap lockdown overnight.


Melbourne, Ballarat lockdown restrictions to ease

Melbourne, Ballarat lockdown restrictions to ease

8:13pm Sep 16, 2021


Victoria has recorded its largest daily COVID-19 tally of the current outbreak, with 514 new local cases in the 24 hours to midnight.


Breaking news and updates Australia: September 16, 2021

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 16, 2021

5:28pm Sep 16, 2021


Almost 70 per cent of nation have had one jab; Twelve regional NSW LGA's exit lockdown as 1351 new cases recorded; Melbourne residents can soon meet one person outside


What you need to know about Melbourne's lockdown easing

What you need to know about Melbourne's lockdown easing

1:35pm Sep 16, 2021


Melbourne and Ballarat's lockdown restrictions will ease from 11.59pm on Friday after the state reached its 70 per cent first-dose vaccination target.


What you need to know as Ballarat enters lockdown, Shepparton exits

What you need to know as Ballarat enters lockdown, Shepparton exits

12:00am Sep 16, 2021


Ballarat has gone back into lockdown for seven days while Shepparton joins the rest of regional Victoria enjoying eased restrictions.


Melbourne CBD to be shut down on Saturday to prevent COVID-19 protest

Melbourne CBD to be shut down on Saturday to prevent COVID-19 protest

8:47pm Sep 15, 2021


Melbourne CBD will be locked down on Saturday, while all public transport services will be diverted away from the city, as police seek to prevent people gathering for a planned protest against the COVID-19 lockdown.


Regional Victorian city to enter lockdown, 423 new cases

Regional Victorian city to enter lockdown, 423 new cases

8:43pm Sep 15, 2021


The regional Victorian city of Ballarat will enter a seven-day lockdown tonight after four cases of COVID-19 were detected in the area.


Breaking news and updates Australia: September 15, 2021

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 15, 2021

5:29pm Sep 15, 2021


Melbourne public transport to shut down to prevent protest; Victoria records 423 new cases; No new Queensland transmissions; NSW records 1259 new local cases and 12 deaths


Victoria's travel permit scheme under Ombudsman investigation

Victoria's travel permit scheme under Ombudsman investigation

2:20pm Sep 15, 2021


The Victorian Ombudsman has launched an investigation into the state's COVID-19 travel permit and exemption scheme.


Melbourne Marathon 2021 to go ahead with a few changes

Melbourne Marathon 2021 to go ahead with a few changes

9:06pm Sep 14, 2021


The Melbourne Marathon won't be lost to COVID-19 again this year, with the event having been remodeled so it can still go ahead in 2021.


Man in his 20s among two COVID-19 deaths as Victoria records 445 new cases

Man in his 20s among two COVID-19 deaths as Victoria records 445 new cases

9:03pm Sep 14, 2021


A man in his 20s is one of two Victorians who have died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours as the state recorded 445 new local COVID-19 cases.


Breaking news and updates Australia: September 14, 2021

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 14, 2021

5:57pm Sep 14, 2021


More than 23 million vaccines administered across Australia; Victoria reports 445 new cases; Sydney mayors push for lockdown rethink; Queensland has one new local case


Transurban running giveaways for customers vaccinated against COVID-19

Transurban running giveaways for customers vaccinated against COVID-19

4:09pm Sep 14, 2021


Transport giant Transurban is joining the push to get Australians vaccinated, offering double vaccinated people the chance to win free cars and a year's worth of road toll credits.


Victoria's mental health sector to get a $22.1m boost in response to lockdown

Victoria's mental health sector to get a $22.1m boost in response to lockdown

12:23pm Sep 14, 2021


Victoria's mental health sector is getting a $22.1 million boost to help those suffering during coronavirus pandemic lockdowns.


Melbourne principal defends opening school during lockdown

Melbourne principal defends opening school during lockdown

8:42am Sep 14, 2021


There are now 31 cases linked to the school in Melbourne's inner north.


Breaking news and updates Australia: September 13, 2021

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 13, 2021

5:47pm Sep 13, 2021


NSW records 1257 new COVID-19 cases, seven more dead; Victoria records 473 new cases; Two new local cases in Queensland


More Melburnians defying lockdown rules, data suggests

More Melburnians defying lockdown rules, data suggests

5:41pm Sep 13, 2021


Exclusive Google mobility data has revealed while rates of compliance varied, they were still down right across the city which is under its sixth lockdown.


Melbourne school denies encouraging students to attend during lockdown

Melbourne school denies encouraging students to attend during lockdown

2:43pm Sep 13, 2021


A Melbourne school has denied breaking health orders following reports it encouraged parents to continue sending their children to school during lockdown.


Construction compliance blitz after Victoria records 473 COVID-19 cases

Construction compliance blitz after Victoria records 473 COVID-19 cases

12:20pm Sep 13, 2021


The four-week plan has been announced after construction sites were found to be hotbeds for transmission.


Pregnant women warned to get jab as Victoria records 450 new cases

Pregnant women warned to get jab as Victoria records 450 new cases

6:23pm Sep 11, 2021


A doctor said they are 'very worried' about the amount of pregnant women going to hospital with coronavirus, as officials said 65 per cent of Victorians have had one vaccination.


Victoria's virus cases could soar to 1000 a day, epidemiologist warns

Victoria's virus cases could soar to 1000 a day, epidemiologist warns

8:10pm Sep 10, 2021


A leading epidemiologist has warned Victoria's cases could soar to 1000 daily infections by the end of the month - on par with New South Wales.


Breaking news and updates Australia: September 10, 2021

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 10, 2021

5:24pm Sep 10, 2021


Vaccinated Aussies returning from overseas must still quarantine: PM; NSW records 1542 cases, nine deaths with virus, 76 percent first jabs; Victoria records 334 new cases, one death


Premier 'not shocked' as Victoria records 324 new virus cases

Premier 'not shocked' as Victoria records 324 new virus cases

9:17pm Sep 9, 2021


Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says he is "not shocked" about COVID-19 cases spiking in the state after local infections ballooned to 324 today.


Publicans in regional Victoria say new capacity restrictions are unworkable

Publicans in regional Victoria say new capacity restrictions are unworkable

6:08pm Sep 9, 2021


Publicans in regional Victoria are outraged at the restrictions their businesses will be subject to from midnight, with some having decided it's not worth opening their doors.


Breaking news and updates Australia: September 9, 2021

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 9, 2021

4:48pm Sep 9, 2021


Vaccine milestone reached as PM backs NSW reopening plan, defends Pfizer deal; NSW lockdown exit announced; Five deaths, 1405 cases in NSW


Majority of regional Victoria to exit lockdown

Majority of regional Victoria to exit lockdown

9:35pm Sep 8, 2021


The majority of regional Victoria will be freed from lockdown tomorrow night after the state recorded 221 new cases of coronavirus today.


Melbourne synagogue rule-breakers 'climbed roofs' to dodge police

Melbourne synagogue rule-breakers 'climbed roofs' to dodge police

9:34pm Sep 8, 2021


Six people have so far been slapped with $5452 fines each for illegally gathering at a Melbourne synagogue where some rule-breakers climbed roofs to dodge police.


Doctors concerned by Melbourne medical group selling controversial drug

Doctors concerned by Melbourne medical group selling controversial drug

6:02pm Sep 8, 2021


A Melbourne medical group has been offering a highly controversial anti-parasite drug to treat COVID-19, against widespread medical advice.


The restriction changes coming to regional Victoria

The restriction changes coming to regional Victoria

5:36pm Sep 8, 2021


Regional Victoria, except for Greater Shepparton, is set to come out of lockdown from 11.59pm tomorrow. However, restrictions will remain in place.


Breaking news and updates Australia: September 8, 2021

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 8, 2021

5:21pm Sep 8, 2021


NSW reports 1480 new cases, nine deaths with virus; Victoria has 221 new cases, most regions to exit lockdown; Fines at Melbourne synagogue; NSW Premier defends claims state got more vaccines


Melbourne emergency department among new COVID-19 exposure sites

Melbourne emergency department among new COVID-19 exposure sites

3:13pm Sep 8, 2021


A Melbourne hospital's emergency department and an inner-city childcare centre are among the latest locations added to the state's growing list of COVID-19 exposure sites.


The areas with the best and worst COVID-19 vaccination rates in Victoria

The areas with the best and worst COVID-19 vaccination rates in Victoria

9:04pm Sep 7, 2021


Vaccination rates vary greatly across Victoria, with some areas having less than half their residents having had a first shot.


Andrews slams 'totally unfair' vaccine allocations as state records 246 cases

Andrews slams 'totally unfair' vaccine allocations as state records 246 cases

9:04pm Sep 7, 2021


The premier slammed "secret allocations" of vaccines to NSW, saying Victoria has missed out on hundreds of thousands of doses it was meant to have been handed.


Breaking news and updates Australia: September 7, 2021

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 7, 2021

5:30pm Sep 7, 2021


Hunt refutes criticism of Morrison's Father's Day trip to Sydney; NSW records 1220 cases, eight die with virus; Victorian Premier slams 'totally unfair' vaccine allocations


Melbourne's giant observation wheel closes permanently after troubled history

Melbourne's giant observation wheel closes permanently after troubled history

8:29pm Sep 6, 2021


Victoria's giant observation wheel has become another casualty of COVID-19, with the Melbourne tourist attraction set to be closed permanently.


Victoria records 246 new COVID-19 cases as vaccine milestone nears

Victoria records 246 new COVID-19 cases as vaccine milestone nears

8:04pm Sep 6, 2021


Victoria could see a slight easing of lockdown restrictions ahead of schedule.


Breaking news and updates Australia: September 6, 2021

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 6, 2021

5:17pm Sep 6, 2021


Huge shift in how every Aussie will get tested for COVID-19; NSW has 1281 new cases, five more deaths; Victoria reports 246 new transmissions; ACT records 11 further cases


Police issue $21,000 in fines after Nadia Bartel video leaked

Police issue $21,000 in fines after Nadia Bartel video leaked

1:27pm Sep 6, 2021


Police have dished out more than $21,000 worth of fines after a video of influencer Nadia Bartel at an alleged illegal lockdown party hit social media on Thursday evening.


Victoria's new rent relief grants explained

Victoria's new rent relief grants explained

12:17pm Sep 6, 2021


Housing support is on the way for Victorians whose finances have taken a hit because of the state's COVID-19 lockdowns.


Victorian Government contracted call centre accused of COVID-19 breach

Victorian Government contracted call centre accused of COVID-19 breach

8:55am Sep 6, 2021


A COVID-19 positive whistleblower has revealed allegations of serious infection protocol breaches at a call centre operating with a government contract.  


Victoria records 183 new local COVID-19 cases

Victoria records 183 new local COVID-19 cases

8:33pm Sep 5, 2021


Comments come despite the state recording more than 180 new cases.


TGA approves Moderna vaccine for children between 12 and 17

TGA approves Moderna vaccine for children between 12 and 17

7:31pm Sep 4, 2021


The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved the use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children aged between 12 and 17.


Premier's warning: Unvaccinated Victorians will be 'locked out' of venues

Premier's warning: Unvaccinated Victorians will be 'locked out' of venues

8:18pm Sep 3, 2021


Unvaccinated Victorians will be prevented from going to "many venues" once the state reopens and the COVID-19 vaccine threshold has been met.


Breaking news and updates Australia: September 3, 2021

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 3, 2021

5:33pm Sep 3, 2021


Sydney mother-of-four dies with coronavirus; Australia to receive four million Pfizer doses in UK deal; NSW records 1431 new cases


Victoria records 176 new cases, marking highest daily number in a year

Victoria records 176 new cases, marking highest daily number in a year

7:55pm Sep 2, 2021


Business leaders have likened endless lockdowns to a dangerous game of Monopoly, warning "not everyone survives".


Breaking news and updates Australia: September 2, 2021

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 2, 2021

5:33pm Sep 2, 2021


Queensland wants to jab children before opening; Chief Medical officer's reassurance on children; NSW records 1288 new cases


Health expert backs tough border policy as Delta rages

Health expert backs tough border policy as Delta rages

8:16am Sep 2, 2021


Professor Tony Blakely said it made sense to keep borders closed while young children remain unvaccinated.


Lockdown extended until Victoria reaches 70 per cent first vaccine target

Lockdown extended until Victoria reaches 70 per cent first vaccine target

7:28pm Sep 1, 2021


Premier Daniel Andrews has allowed playgrounds to re-open from tomorrow but said the risk was too high to reduce other restrictions.