Covid-19 News: Victoria

COVID-19 vaccine take-up at 95 per cent, says Hunt

COVID-19 vaccine take-up at 95 per cent, says Hunt

2 hours ago


Almost 18,000 Australians have had the jab in the first week of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout with only five per cent of patients refusing, says Health Minister Greg Hunt.


Breaking news and updates Australia: February 24, 2021

Breaking news and updates Australia: February 24, 2021

5:49pm Feb 24, 2021


Doctor who gave aged care home residents vaccine 'overdose' not fully trained, Hunt reveals; Tiger Woods hurt in LA car crash; Facebook overturns Australia news ban; Queensland halts quarantine-free New Zealand flights


Victoria marks five days of zero local cases, restrictions on track to ease

Victoria marks five days of zero local cases, restrictions on track to ease

8:25am Feb 24, 2021


Victoria has recorded its fifth day of zero local coronavirus cases as the state looks to further ease restrictions on Friday.


Breaking news and updates Australia: February 23, 2021

Breaking news and updates Australia: February 23, 2021

5:33pm Feb 23, 2021


Facebook to restore Australian news pages; MP Craig Kelly resigns from Liberal Party; 'Beginning of the end of this pandemic': Andrews; US virus death toll passes 500,000


Victoria 'well placed' to ease restrictions

Victoria 'well placed' to ease restrictions

10:29am Feb 23, 2021


Victoria will likely return to its 'COVIDSafe Summer' restrictions this week, with an official announcement to be made on Friday.


Breaking news and updates Australia: February 22, 2021

Breaking news and updates Australia: February 22, 2021

6:05pm Feb 22, 2021


Aussie bank taken over in $1.3 billion buyout; Fourth woman alleges she was sexually assaulted by person accused of raping Brittany Higgins; Australia coronavirus vaccinations begin


Victoria marks third day of zero local cases as vaccine rollout begins

Victoria marks third day of zero local cases as vaccine rollout begins

12:26pm Feb 22, 2021


Victoria has recorded its third day of zero local coronavirus cases, marking a triple 'donut day' as the state begins its vaccine rollout.


Australia's COVID-19 vaccine rollout begins

Australia's COVID-19 vaccine rollout begins

5:32am Feb 22, 2021


Australia's coronavirus vaccination program begins today, with healthcare workers and aged care residents first in line.


Victoria's Holiday Inn cluster 'increasingly under control'

Victoria's Holiday Inn cluster 'increasingly under control'

11:25am Feb 20, 2021


Victoria has recorded no new cases of COVID-19 either in hotel quarantine or in the community.


Victorian gym owner charged for running gym during lockdown

Victorian gym owner charged for running gym during lockdown

6:18pm Feb 19, 2021


The 50-year-old St Albans man was arrested on February 16 by police for operating his gym in Campbellfield in lockdown.


Breaking news and updates Australia: February 19, 2021

Breaking news and updates Australia: February 19, 2021

5:54pm Feb 19, 2021


Three new virus cases in Victoria; NASA Mars rover lands; Morrison says he didn't mislead public on handling of alleged rape; jury in police officer trial discharged; Brittany Higgins to make formal police complaint


Everything you need to know about Victoria's COVID vaccine rollout

Everything you need to know about Victoria's COVID vaccine rollout

12:17pm Feb 19, 2021


Victoria will start vaccinating people who are most at-risk of contracting COVID-19 from Monday.


Three family members have virus in Victoria

Three family members have virus in Victoria

11:56am Feb 19, 2021


Victoria's three new local cases of coronavirus are a family including two parents and a child. However, they were all isolating at home during their infectious period.


Breaking news and updates Australia: February 18, 2021

Breaking news and updates Australia: February 18, 2021

5:09pm Feb 18, 2021


PM responds to Facebook 'unfriending' Australia; Treasurer says Facebook's Aussie news ban 'heavy-handed'; Zero cases of community transmission in NSW; Victoria records zero local cases as lockdown lifted


Victoria 'on top of cluster' state wakes to first day of freedom

Victoria 'on top of cluster' state wakes to first day of freedom

10:59am Feb 18, 2021


Victoria's Health Minister Martin Foley has expressed his confidence that the latest COVID-19 outbreak appears to be under control as the state enjoys its first day of freedom after a five-day snap lockdown.


Crowds to return to the Australian Open tomorrow at 50 per cent capacity

Crowds to return to the Australian Open tomorrow at 50 per cent capacity

6:48pm Feb 17, 2021


Crowds will return to the Australian Open from tomorrow, with a 50 per cent capacity limit enforced.


Breaking news and updates Australia: February 17, 2021

Breaking news and updates Australia: February 17, 2021

5:07pm Feb 17, 2021


Victoria five-day lockdown to end at midnight; SA brings down border with Victoria from midnight; NSW to vaccinate 35,000 in next three weeks; Barty bombs out of Australian Open


Victoria lifts lockdown, but some restrictions still remain

Victoria lifts lockdown, but some restrictions still remain

11:39am Feb 17, 2021


Victoria's snap five-day lockdown will end as planned at midnight tonight, with only a few restrictions to remain.


Victoria's restrictions explained

Victoria's restrictions explained

10:42am Feb 17, 2021


From 12.00am tomorrow, Victorians will be able to move freely outside their own home without needing a reason to be out.


Victoria set to ease restrictions after snap five-day lockdown

Victoria set to ease restrictions after snap five-day lockdown

2:37am Feb 17, 2021


Victoria looks set to end its third lockdown today unless there is a sudden spike in coronavirus cases.


Breaking news and updates Australia: February 16, 2021

Breaking news and updates Australia: February 16, 2021

5:34pm Feb 16, 2021


TGA approves AstraZeneca vaccine; NSW reaches 30 days with no local virus cases; Victoria's exit from lockdown unclear; Camp plan for Melbourne; Prime Minister apologises after staffer rape allegations


Victoria set to overhaul hotel quarantine system

Victoria set to overhaul hotel quarantine system

1:55pm Feb 16, 2021


Victoria will move away from its hotel quarantine system in Melbourne's CBD to a hub system around Avalon and Melbourne airports.


Victoria 'well-placed' to end lockdown

Victoria 'well-placed' to end lockdown

2:23am Feb 16, 2021


Hopes are high that Victoria is close to ending its third lockdown after Daniel Andrews declared the state was "well-placed" to lift restrictions Wednesday.


Breaking news and updates Australia: February 15, 2021

Breaking news and updates Australia: February 15, 2021

5:30pm Feb 15, 2021


First vaccine supplies arrive in Australia; ANZ bank to close 19 branches; Protest against Victoria lockdown


Returned Aussie 'feels like a criminal' after using nebuliser in quarantine hotel

Returned Aussie 'feels like a criminal' after using nebuliser in quarantine hotel

4:33pm Feb 13, 2021


The returned traveller blamed for Victoria's Holiday Inn outbreak says he has been made to "feel like a criminal" after using a nebuliser to treat his asthma while in hotel quarantine.


Will Victoria's five-day lockdown be extended?

Will Victoria's five-day lockdown be extended?

1:30pm Feb 13, 2021


Victoria's health authorities are "confident" the five-day lockdown period will be long enough to get on top of the growing outbreak.


New case linked to Melbourne quarantine hotel cluster

New case linked to Melbourne quarantine hotel cluster

1:11pm Feb 13, 2021


The entire state of Victoria was plunged back to Stage Four restrictions at midnight, and can only leave their house for four reasons.


Anti-lockdown protesters arrested after hundreds gather in Melbourne CBD

Anti-lockdown protesters arrested after hundreds gather in Melbourne CBD

6:47am Feb 13, 2021


As Victoria braces to be flung into a snap lockdown from 11.59 tonight, hundreds have gathered at Melbourne CBD to protest the restrictions.


Everything you need to know as Victoria's five-day lockdown kicks off

Everything you need to know as Victoria's five-day lockdown kicks off

12:06am Feb 13, 2021


A raft of new restrictions come into effect across the state, including prescribed reasons to leave home, mask mandates and border closures.


Woolworths, Coles introduce purchase limits

Woolworths, Coles introduce purchase limits

8:17pm Feb 12, 2021


Both Coles and Woolworths have reinstated purchase limits in Victoria amid fears of a rise in panic buying ahead of the state's snap five-day lockdown.


Victoria snaps into five-day lockdown

Victoria snaps into five-day lockdown

8:01pm Feb 12, 2021


Premier Daniel Andrews said the government had to act out of an "abundance of caution" to prevent a third wave of COVID-19.


Victoria's 'circuit breaker' lockdown explained: What you can and can't do

Victoria's 'circuit breaker' lockdown explained: What you can and can't do

8:00pm Feb 12, 2021


A huge range of restrictions – familiar to Victorians as "stage 4" measures – will be enforced. Here's what we know so far.


Breaking news and updates Australia: February 12, 2021

Breaking news and updates Australia: February 12, 2021

6:48pm Feb 12, 2021


Victoria pauses all international arrivals; Snap lockdown for five days; Supermarket buying limits; Australian Open to go ahead; State borders slam shut


UK coronavirus strain could be 'potentially devastating' for Victoria

UK coronavirus strain could be 'potentially devastating' for Victoria

5:29pm Feb 12, 2021


As the state of Victoria battles to get control over another outbreak of COVID-19, authorities say any alternative to a hard lockdown could be "potentially devastating".


'Cold, hard discussion' needed on bringing Aussies home from overseas

'Cold, hard discussion' needed on bringing Aussies home from overseas

4:04pm Feb 12, 2021


Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has suggested Australians should only be allowed home for "compassionate reasons" amid the new Melbourne outbreak which has sparked a fresh stage 4 lockdown.


'There's no reason for us to close the border'

'There's no reason for us to close the border'

7:32am Feb 12, 2021


NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says shutting all Victorians out is not needed at this stage, despite the hotel quarantine-linked cluster growing overnight.


New COVID fears at Melbourne airport

New COVID fears at Melbourne airport

1:27am Feb 12, 2021


There are fears coronavirus may have spread at a café inside Melbourne Airport after two new cases were revealed.


Breaking news and updates Australia: February 11, 2021

Breaking news and updates Australia: February 11, 2021

5:45pm Feb 11, 2021


Holiday Inn cluster grows to 11; WA extends tough border with Victoria; SA to relaxes mandatory testing; EU vaccine shipment approved for Australia


Melbourne travellers turned around at Adelaide airport as border closed

Melbourne travellers turned around at Adelaide airport as border closed

2:07pm Feb 11, 2021


At least four people on a flight from Melbourne have been left stranded at Adelaide Airport after being denied entry into South Australia.


Breaking news and updates Australia: February 10, 2021

Breaking news and updates Australia: February 10, 2021

5:56pm Feb 10, 2021


More COVID-19 cases linked to Melbourne's Holiday Inn; SA set to lock out Greater Melbourne; Crown directors quit board; Trump lawyers attack 'politically inspired' impeachment trial


Testing boom in Sunbury as schools close for the day

Testing boom in Sunbury as schools close for the day

5:53pm Feb 10, 2021


People have turned out in droves to be tested in Sunbury as the list of exposure sites in the area increased and schools closed.


Two more cases added to Melbourne's Holiday Inn outbreak

Two more cases added to Melbourne's Holiday Inn outbreak

5:07pm Feb 10, 2021


Two more COVID cases have been added to Melbourne's Holiday Inn outbreak as South Australia moves to close its border.


Restrictions to ease on Friday for NSW after no new cases recorded

Restrictions to ease on Friday for NSW after no new cases recorded

12:08pm Feb 10, 2021


New South Wales has continued its 24-day run of zero community transmission with no new cases of coronavirus recorded overnight.


Health Minister's 'strong confidence' in Victoria amid hotel quarantine review

Health Minister's 'strong confidence' in Victoria amid hotel quarantine review

8:38am Feb 10, 2021


Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said the government has "strong confidence" in Victoria, after a further two people tested positive to COVID-19.


What Victoria needs to do to prevent hotel quarantine outbreaks

What Victoria needs to do to prevent hotel quarantine outbreaks

8:36am Feb 10, 2021


A leading epidemiologist says three key changes need to be made to the hotel quarantine system to prevent infections from seeping out in future.


Breaking news and updates Australia: February 9, 2021

Breaking news and updates Australia: February 9, 2021

5:21pm Feb 9, 2021


Two new COVID-19 cases linked to Melbourne hotel; Eddie McGuire resigns as Collingwood president; Crown Sydney deemed 'not suitable' to hold casino licence; Second Victorian hotel worker has UK virus strain


Melbourne hotel worker tests positive to UK virus strain

Melbourne hotel worker tests positive to UK virus strain

10:54am Feb 9, 2021


Melbourne's infected hotel quarantine worker has tested positive to the highly infectious UK variant of coronavirus, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced.


Concern over Victoria's hotel quarantine

Concern over Victoria's hotel quarantine

8:27am Feb 9, 2021


A number of epidemiologists have expressed their concern about the scheme, prompting renewed calls to send returning travellers to remote and regional areas.


Hotel quarantine worker may have been ill during small window

Hotel quarantine worker may have been ill during small window

2:39am Feb 9, 2021


Victorian health authorities are rapidly chasing anyone who may have unknowingly come into contact with a quarantine hotel worker during a small weekend window where she is believed to have fallen ill with coronavirus.


Breaking news and updates Australia: February 8, 2021

Breaking news and updates Australia: February 8, 2021

5:54pm Feb 8, 2021


More than 1000 in isolation after Melbourne outbreak; NSW records no new local cases; Cruise industry drives domestic tourism revival