Health authorities are urging Australians to maintain social distancing measures despite the rate of coronavirus cases falling.
A young Queensland ranger fatally mauled by a shark in front of his workmates was thrilled to have landed his dream job, his school community says.
Australia's highest court has overturned former Vatican treasurer George Pell's conviction for sexually assaulting two teenaged choirboys in the 1990s, allowing him to walk free from jail.
A criminal investigation will be launched into how passengers showing symptoms of Covid-19 were allowed to disembark the Ruby Princess in Sydney. 10 passengers from the ship died and hundreds in New Zealand and Australia became infected.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has hit back at the Australian government for telling Kiwis to go home soon if they could not support themselves or access government schemes.
Australian authorities have begun putting time limits on the use of police to enforce restrictions on personal movement.
Australian authorities will open a pop-up coronavirus testing clinic next to Sydney's Bondi Beach today.
More than 40,000 orders to socially isolate or quarantine have been made in Queensland as authorities work to stem the spread of coronavirus.
Australian scientists are using a massive X-ray machine to map the molecular structure of Covid-19 to help find a vaccine for the virus.
New Zealanders living in Australia on 444 visas will be able to access the AU$1,500 fortnightly payments, the Australian government has confirmed.
Australian officials will use fines and the threat of jail to enforce a new rule limiting public gatherings to two people, as the country's coronavirus infection rate slowed but the death toll...
A 75-year-old woman who was a passenger on a cruise ship that visited Dunedin this month has died of coronavirus.
Thousands of people flying into Australia have begun being shuttled to makeshift quarantine facilities across the country as Australia turns to law-and-order to fight the novel coronavirus.
Upmarket Australian department store chain Myer has announced it will temporarily close all stores for at least four weeks from Sunday, and stand down 10,000 staff without pay.
Two cruise ships have been ordered to leave Australian waters, after a liner that docked in Sydney Harbour last week became the primary source of infection for the country's coronavirus outbreak.
NSW health department allowed passengers off the coronavirus-stricken Ruby Princess, which visited Dunedin recently, as they determined it to be "low risk". Forty-eight people have tested positive for the disease.
Pubs, cinemas and churches will be forced to close across Australia from noon today to stem the spread of the coronavirus.