Covid-19 News: Victoria

Victoria's COVID death toll hits grim milestone

Victoria's COVID death toll hits grim milestone

an hour ago


Victoria's 15 new COVID-19 cases include seven linked to known outbreaks and complex cases and eight under investigation.


Hotel quarantine contractors did not provide security

Hotel quarantine contractors did not provide security

4 hours ago


The contractors urgently stood down from a Melbourne quarantine hotel amid concerns over infection control were not guarding the site.


Chadstone shopping centre outbreak linked to household cluster

Chadstone shopping centre outbreak linked to household cluster

5 hours ago


A household infected with COVID-19 in Frankston, Melbourne's south-east, is linked to the virus outbreak at Chadstone shopping centre.


Breaking news and updates Australia: September 30, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 30, 2020

a day ago


Victoria records 13 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths; NSW goes five days with no community transmission; WA Pilbara ship crew 'in good health'; Trump and Biden lash out in first Presidential debate


Chadstone shopping centre added to high-risk locations

Chadstone shopping centre added to high-risk locations

3:28pm Sep 30, 2020


Victoria has recorded 13 new coronavirus cases overnight with another four people losing their lives.


Breaking news and updates Australia: September 29, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 29, 2020

6:13pm Sep 29, 2020


Victoria recorded ten new cases, while NSW had no community transmission for the fourth day running. The prime minister also flagged home quarantine as a option for returning travellers.


Premier clarifies what you can and can't do in Melbourne

Premier clarifies what you can and can't do in Melbourne

3:45pm Sep 29, 2020


Victoria has recorded 10 new cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths.


Hotel quarantine failures 'caused 768 deaths', inquiry told

Hotel quarantine failures 'caused 768 deaths', inquiry told

7:28pm Sep 28, 2020


After 25 days of virtual public hearings, Victoria's COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry came to a close.


Breaking news and updates Australia: September 28, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 28, 2020

6:08pm Sep 28, 2020


Five new cases and three deaths in Victoria; Government push for internal borders to come down to allow travel; Melbourne curfew lifted; More cases on cargo ship crew in WA; JobKeeper cuts in effect from today


Victoria records lowest number of virus cases in three months

Victoria records lowest number of virus cases in three months

4:53pm Sep 28, 2020


Victoria has recorded the lowest number of COVID-19 cases since June 12, with just five new infections and three deaths.


'We need planes in the air': Push for internal borders to come down

'We need planes in the air': Push for internal borders to come down

7:12am Sep 28, 2020


But the major roadblock to getting the economy back on track was the reopening of internal borders, says the deputy prime minister.


Melbourne wakes to more freedom as restrictions lifted

Melbourne wakes to more freedom as restrictions lifted

6:46am Sep 28, 2020


Melburnians have woken to a bit more freedom this morning, as the city's tight curfew was lifted overnight.


Final night for our ghost city

Final night for our ghost city

5:57am Sep 28, 2020


WATCH: Melbourne has endured its final hours of deserted streets with lockdown restrictions now eased and the city's curfew ended.


Melbourne restrictions to ease 'ahead of schedule' in second wave fight

Melbourne restrictions to ease 'ahead of schedule' in second wave fight

8:14pm Sep 27, 2020


Melbourne's curfew will be lifted from 5am on Monday morning as coronavirus restrictions are eased in Victoria.


GALLERY: One last look at Melbourne's deserted streets

GALLERY: One last look at Melbourne's deserted streets

8:00pm Sep 27, 2020


Empty laneways and eerie views on the city's last night of coronavirus curfew before it lifts at 5am tomorrow.


Breaking news and updates Australia: September 27, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 27, 2020

6:52pm Sep 27, 2020


Melbourne curfew lifted as restrictions eased; NSW records no new cases of COVID-19 for first time in months; Victoria records 16 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths


All your Melbourne stage two lockdown questions answered

All your Melbourne stage two lockdown questions answered

4:17pm Sep 27, 2020


Melburnians will no longer live under a curfew, with the coronavirus restriction to be lifted from 5am on Monday morning as the city's harsh lockdown continues to ease.


Fines for unlawful gatherings to rise as Melbourne eases curfew

Fines for unlawful gatherings to rise as Melbourne eases curfew

2:16pm Sep 27, 2020


Fines for unlawful gatherings in Victoria are set to triple, from the current $1650 penalty to almost $5000.


Victoria's grey nomads reveal what it's like living through two lockdowns in a van

Victoria's grey nomads reveal what it's like living through two lockdowns in a van

12:26pm Sep 27, 2020


What do you do in a pandemic when you have no address and no home to go back to during lockdown?


Breaking news and updates Australia: September 26, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 26, 2020

5:00pm Sep 26, 2020


Victorian premier says health minister Jenny Mikakos' resignation 'appropriate'; No community transmission in NSW for 24 hours; Victoria records 12 new cases and one death


Restrictions could be eased earlier as case numbers drop

Restrictions could be eased earlier as case numbers drop

7:46pm Sep 25, 2020


Victoria has recorded 14 new cases of COVID-19 and another eight deaths, as Premier Daniel Andrews hinted restrictions could be eased earlier than planned.


Premier 'unaware' who made the decision to use private security

Premier 'unaware' who made the decision to use private security

7:33pm Sep 25, 2020


Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews does not know who made the decision to engage private security guards in the state's hotel quarantine program.


Breaking news and updates Australia: September 25, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 25, 2020

5:51pm Sep 25, 2020


Daniel Andrews fronts hotel quarantine inquiry, apologises for bungle; Four new cases in NSW; GDP down seven per cent in a single quarter; Victoria records 14 new cases, eight deaths


Premier warns no 'massive steps' out of lockdown

Premier warns no 'massive steps' out of lockdown

8:19pm Sep 24, 2020


Victoria's COVID-19 figures have continued to decline, with the state recording 12 new infections and two further deaths.


Health minister knew about private security guards in hotel quarantine

Health minister knew about private security guards in hotel quarantine

8:18pm Sep 24, 2020


But Jenny Mikakos says she only became aware of their role when outbreaks began to emerge in mid-May.


Breaking news and updates Australia: September 24, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 24, 2020

6:09pm Sep 24, 2020


Stranded Aussies slam ongoing travel caps; Victorian records another dip in cases, two deaths; Queensland restrictions ease after two weeks without community transmission; Major changes to weddings, schools and community sport in NSW


Aged care watchdog investigating Melbourne nursing home party

Aged care watchdog investigating Melbourne nursing home party

7:00am Sep 24, 2020


Staff were seen without PPE and mingling with elderly residents, an event Premier Daniel Andrews harshly criticised.


More restrictions could be eased than originally planned in Melbourne

More restrictions could be eased than originally planned in Melbourne

8:07pm Sep 23, 2020


Victoria has recorded 15 new cases of coronavirus and five deaths, with the 14-day rolling case average for Melbourne now below 30.


Breaking news and updates Australia: September 23, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 23, 2020

6:04pm Sep 23, 2020


Victoria to learn lockdown fate on Sunday as state records 15 new cases and five deaths; SA border to reopen with NSW tonight after no community transmission recorded


Victorian Jobs Minister lays blame for bungled hotel quarantine on DHHS

Victorian Jobs Minister lays blame for bungled hotel quarantine on DHHS

6:06pm Sep 23, 2020


Giving evidence at the inquiry, Mr Pakula said he was under the impression that the DHHS was in charge.


Senior Victorian health official had not planned for hotels in mass quarantine

Senior Victorian health official had not planned for hotels in mass quarantine

8:26pm Sep 22, 2020


Kym Peake, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, has said she was not made aware of the quarantine plan prior to it being announced on March 27.


Aged care outbreaks make up majority of Victoria's 28 new cases

Aged care outbreaks make up majority of Victoria's 28 new cases

7:17pm Sep 22, 2020


Coronavirus outbreaks across aged care facilities in Melbourne are linked to 24 of the state's new COVID-19 infections.


Breaking news and updates Australia: September  22, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 22, 2020

6:03pm Sep 22, 2020


Victoria records 28 new cases and three deaths; Only two cases in NSW; Queensland and SA ease border restrictions; Qantas, Virgin boost domestic flights


Are Victoria's low testing rates behind drop in daily numbers?

Are Victoria's low testing rates behind drop in daily numbers?

6:07am Sep 22, 2020


Coronavirus testing has fallen to just 7000, leading to fears the virus is circulating within the community undetected.


Breaking news and updates Australia: September 21, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 21, 2020

6:00pm Sep 21, 2020


Victoria records just 11 new cases and two deaths; Australia nearing 'light at the end of the tunnel'; NSW Premier urges borders rethink; Fresh concern over PPE shortages


John Farnham's manager hits out at anti-lockdown protesters' song in rally

John Farnham's manager hits out at anti-lockdown protesters' song in rally

3:34pm Sep 21, 2020


Farnham's manager Glenn Wheatley has said a rendition of 'You're the Voice' was used during the protest against the wishes of the legendary Australian musician.


Melbourne's low virus cases spark hopes of a lockdown early mark

Melbourne's low virus cases spark hopes of a lockdown early mark

9:23am Sep 21, 2020


But one doctor says any early easing of measures was unlikely, warning contact tracing needs to improve first.


Breaking news and updates Australia: September 20, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 20, 2020

9:45pm Sep 20, 2020


Victoria records just 14 new cases of COVID-19 with five deaths; Two new cases and a death in NSW; Almost $6m poured into Aussie vaccines; Fourteen caught at Melbourne party


Victoria records just 14 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours

Victoria records just 14 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours

7:08pm Sep 20, 2020


An additional five people have died, taking the state's death toll to 762.


Breaking news and updates Australia: September 19, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 19, 2020

6:11pm Sep 19, 2020


Three new cases in NSW; Victoria records 21 new cases, seven deaths; Police brace for anti-lockdown protests in Melbourne; Stranded Aussies to be brought home as international arrival limits raised


Couple charged after 'hiding in ute to cross NSW border'

Couple charged after 'hiding in ute to cross NSW border'

3:10pm Sep 19, 2020


A Victorian couple have been charged with fraud and drug offences after allegedly hiding in a ute to cross the NSW border without valid permits.


Terminally ill man's 'best mate' stolen during lockdown

Terminally ill man's 'best mate' stolen during lockdown

8:58am Sep 19, 2020


Nick Ellwood has a bond with his pet Bengal cat Mario that can only be described as special.


Melbourne families at centre of major virus outbreak broke lockdown

Melbourne families at centre of major virus outbreak broke lockdown

7:53pm Sep 18, 2020


Families who broke lockdown are at the centre of a major coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne's south-east, with 34 cases across five households detected.


Breaking news and updates Australia: September 18, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 18, 2020

5:28pm Sep 18, 2020


Travel caps increased for NSW, WA and Queensland; Telehealth gets six-month extension in $2b boost; Family at the centre of major virus outbreak in Melbourne's south-east as Victoria records 45 new cases, five deaths


Huge delays at regional Victorian checkpoints ahead of weekend rush

Huge delays at regional Victorian checkpoints ahead of weekend rush

8:38am Sep 18, 2020


It comes as checkpoints into regional Victoria face their first major test, with police vowing to stamp out unlawful actions.


Regional Victoria's reopening giving Melbournians 'hope'

Regional Victoria's reopening giving Melbournians 'hope'

7:57am Sep 18, 2020


Melbourne mayor Sally Capp says once the city reopens, residents there will have a new appreciation for everything.


Victoria's authorities continue blame game over quarantine outbreak

Victoria's authorities continue blame game over quarantine outbreak

7:40pm Sep 17, 2020


Former Victoria Police chief commissioner Graham Ashton was today grilled by an inquiry into the system on his knowledge of the use of private security in quarantine hotels.


Breaking news and updates Australia: September 17, 2020

Breaking news and updates Australia: September 17, 2020

6:08pm Sep 17, 2020


India's daily virus increase surges record; PM issues captain's call on international arrivals; Five new cases in NSW, one in Queensland; Victorian infections hit new low, eight deaths


Regional Victorians wake to freedoms, Melburnians face fines

Regional Victorians wake to freedoms, Melburnians face fines

5:51am Sep 17, 2020


Attempting to cross into regional Victoria is this morning three times more expensive, with new checkpoints in place and additional police patrolling freeways.


Sutton didn't know private security was overseeing hotel quarantine

Sutton didn't know private security was overseeing hotel quarantine

8:27pm Sep 16, 2020


Top doctor Brett Sutton has revealed he didn't know private security was overseeing hotel quarantine in Victoria until after the Rydges coronavirus outbreak.