Thousands of Sydneysiders will potentially have to self-isolate for two weeks after a pub staffer and three other people became the latest cases in an emerging coronavirus cluster.
Premier Daniel Andrews has issued a plea to all Victorians to follow the latest lockdown rules, as the state recorded 273 new cases and another death.
Western Australian drink and drug drivers who use backstreets to evade police will now see testing buses set up on those roads.
Beaches in northern NSW will remain closed as investigators look into a fatal shark attack that claimed the life of a teenage boy.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has urged residents not to search for lockdown loopholes as the state recorded its sixth consecutive day of a triple-digit rise in coronavirus cases.
LATEST DEVELOPMENTS* Victoria has recorded 288 new coronavirus cases, the biggest daily increase of any state since the pandemic began, with over 1,000 active infections up from 60 last month.
Two recent COVID-19 cases have been linked to a pub in southwest Sydney, with the venue temporarily closed and authorities searching for a third person who could have spread the infection.
Australians wanting to return home from overseas will have to wait longer after the government halved international flight arrivals to ease pressure on hotel quarantine systems.
Victoria has recorded Australia's biggest daily increase in coronavirus cases, as the state's chief health officer seeks to reassure people the outbreak isn't spiralling out of control.
Thousands of travellers are pouring into Queensland by road and plane as the state flings open its borders to everyone but those coming from Victoria.