The NSW government will do everything it can to avoid another lockdown but the COVID-19 Delta variant means life won't start to get back to normal until at least four in five adults are vaccinated, Premier Gladys Berejiklian says.
Supermarket giant Woolworths has imposed a two-packet limit on toilet paper purchases in its NSW stores amid a COVID-19 lockdown in Greater Sydney and surrounds.
Schoolteacher Marion Barter appeared happy and content with life before "something happened" in the months before she vanished, a NSW coroner has been told.
South Australia has imposed a range of new local COVID-19 restrictions as the state faces a "significant risk" of local infections amid a growing number of virus cases around the country.
Two naked men who got lost in a national park south of Sydney are among 44 people who have been fined for breaching COVID public health orders.
Darwin and surrounding areas are in lockdown following five new COVID-19 cases linked to a gold mine in central Australia.
An emergency meeting of Australia's national security committee will consider the increasing number of COVID-19 lockdowns as the nation faces some of its most widespread restrictions since the pandemic began.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she has no regrets about her government's unsuccessful bid to keep Greater Sydney out of lockdown, with NSW recording its highest number of new local COVID-19 cases so far this year.
More than five million people in Greater Sydney and its surrounds are in a 14-day lockdown as health authorities try to regain control of a coronavirus outbreak that has ballooned to 80 cases.
As millions of NSW residents go into a two-week lockdown, New Zealand and other states have moved to stop any infection seeping across borders.