NSW restrictions on gatherings to ease from Friday as state records 10th day without local coronavirus case

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced an easing of restrictions on gatherings, weddings and funerals from this Friday

Border countdown on as close contacts of NZ case test negative

All close contacts of the woman who tested positive for coronavirus in New Zealand last week have now returned negative tests, with 24 hours left to run on Australia's border ban with its Trans-Tasman neighbour

School zones coming back into effect as holidays end

After weeks of cruisy commutes to work, school zones are coming back into effect in most places around the country today

Severe weather warning as cyclone develops off Queensland coast

Parts of Queensland are preparing for heavy rain, high tides and destructive winds due to a tropical low expected to form into a cyclone over the coming days

Teenage driver charged with murder after two pedestrians hit and killed by allegedly stolen car

A teenage driver will face court today in Brisbane, charged with murder following the death of two pedestrians, including a pregnant woman, hit and killed while out walking their dogs.

Watch and Act warning issued for Booderee National Park bushfire

A Watch and Act warning has been issued for a fire on the NSW South Coast

Four arrested in Sydney's Hyde Park after peaceful Invasion Day protest at The Domain

Police have arrested four protesters in central Sydney after they moved on from a peaceful Invasion Day rally at The Domain, which more than 2,000 people attended despite health orders limiting gatherings to 500

Body discovered in car in Blue Mountains 'suspicious'

The death of a man in the Blue Mountains is being treated as suspicious after his body was found in a car overnight

Three teens charged after Melbourne alleged stabbing attack

Three teenagers have been arrested and charged after an alleged stabbing in Melbourne

Snorkeller drowns after being pulled from the water at Sydney beach

A man has died after being pulled unconscious from the water on Sydney's Northern Beaches

Truck fire closes lanes on Melbourne's Eastern Freeway at Doncaster

Traffic was brought to a standstill on the Eastern Freeway at Doncaster on Monday morning after a truck carrying toilet paper burst into flames

Homes among buildings destroyed by Cherry Gardens bushfire as suspicions raised about cause

Two houses are among more than a dozen buildings confirmed destroyed in the Cherry Gardens bushfire, as investigations continue into whether the blaze was deliberately lit

Man charged with allegedly sexually assaulting 92yo woman in Concord home invasion

A man has been charged after he allegedly broke into a 92-year-old woman's home in Sydney's inner west and sexually assaulted her at the weekend

Malka Leifer extradited to Australia to face child sexual abuse charges

Former Melbourne school principal Malka Leifer has been extradited from Israel to face sexual abuse charges in Australia

Heatwaves may mean Sydney is too hot for people to live in 'within decades'

Parts of Victoria and NSW are sweating through an extreme heatwave that started sweeping across Australia's southeast yesterday.

Volunteer firefighter charged with deliberately lighting more than 30 fires in south-west NSW

A volunteer firefighter is behind bars after he allegedly lit more than 30 grass fires this summer in NSW's south-west

Man dies in fiery crash following police pursuit in Melbourne

A man has died in a fiery crash in outer Melbourne during a police pursuit in the early hours of this morning

NSW records seventh 'doughnut day' as no local coronavirus infections found

NSW has recorded its seventh "doughnut day", with no local cases of coronavirus recorded to 8:00pm yesterday

Man attacked by shark at Yarrawonga Park in Lake Macquarie, north of Sydney

A man has undergone surgery after he was bitten in a suspected shark attack on Lake Macquarie, north of Sydney

Victoria Police services impacted by deployment to coronavirus hotel quarantine, border

With up to 1,500 police officers deployed to assist in quarantine hotels and at the Victoria/New South Wales border, Victoria Police said its resources were being stretched and some services will have to be reduced