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Just 124 of today's new cases have so far been linked to known outbreaks.
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Hilltops LGA, which includes the town of Young, will go into a snap seven-day lockdown from 6pm.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
2:20pm Sep 15, 2021
The Victorian Ombudsman has launched an investigation into the state's COVID-19 travel permit and exemption scheme.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
8:42am Sep 14, 2021
There are now 31 cases linked to the school in Melbourne's inner north.
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
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.
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.
12:20pm Sep 13, 2021
The four-week plan has been announced after construction sites were found to be hotbeds for transmission.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
8:04pm Sep 6, 2021
Victoria could see a slight easing of lockdown restrictions ahead of schedule.
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
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.
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.
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.
8:33pm Sep 5, 2021
Comments come despite the state recording more than 180 new cases.
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.
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.
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
7:55pm Sep 2, 2021
Business leaders have likened endless lockdowns to a dangerous game of Monopoly, warning "not everyone survives".
5:33pm Sep 2, 2021
Queensland wants to jab children before opening; Chief Medical officer's reassurance on children; NSW records 1288 new cases
8:16am Sep 2, 2021
Professor Tony Blakely said it made sense to keep borders closed while young children remain unvaccinated.
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.