Fraser Island residents told to leave immediately
Residents of a coastal resort town on a popular Australian holiday island have been told to leave immediately by authorities as a bushfire worsens.
December 7, 2020 2:26 pm
Australian scientists map millions of galaxies with new telescope
Australian scientists say they have mapped a million new galaxies using an advanced telescope in the desert.
December 1, 2020 3:34 pm
Australia's biggest telco fined over indigenous contracts
Australia’s largest telco faces a A$50m (£27.5m ; $37m) fine over its sale of mobile contracts to vulnerable indigenous customers.
November 26, 2020 5:46 pm
Australia state reopens border after COVID cases plummet
The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) is to reopen its border with neighbouring Victoria for the first time since July after coronavirus cases there fell to zero.
November 23, 2020 10:01 am
Shark attack in Western Australia kills man near Cable Beach
A man has been killed by a shark off a popular beach in Western Australia.
November 23, 2020 5:29 am
COVID: Pizza worker's 'lie' forced South Australia lockdown
South Australia decided to enter a state-wide lockdown based on a lie told by a man with Covid-19 about his link to a pizza shop, police say.
November 21, 2020 7:55 am
COVID-19: South Australia to enter 'circuit breaker' lockdown
The state of South Australia will enter an immediate six-day lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus outbreak discovered days ago.
November 20, 2020 4:45 am
Australia signs two more COVID-19 vaccine agreements
Australia has secured 50 million more potential coronavirus vaccine doses through two new agreements that will boost federal government funding of its immunisation plan to more than $3.2 billion.
November 5, 2020 8:20 am
Coronavirus in Australia: Victoria to ease lockdown as cases fall
Officials are easing tight coronavirus restrictions in the state of Victoria after more than 100 days of lockdown.
October 19, 2020 7:09 am
Australia opens 'travel zone' to New Zealanders
New Zealanders are to be granted access to Australia in the first opening of international borders by either nation since COVID restrictions were imposed.
October 3, 2020 5:43 am
Australia whale stranding: 470 animals now beached in Tasmania record
The Australian state of Tasmania has recorded its largest-ever stranding of whales after more were found beached during a large rescue effort.
September 23, 2020 4:48 pm
Australia whales: 90 dead in mass stranding off Tasmania
At least a third of 270 whales stranded off the coast of Australia’s Tasmania have died and more are feared to be dying, rescuers say.