Jessica Falkholt had established herself as a rising star in Australia's TV and film industry before the tragic car crash that claimed her life and those of her immediate family.
Rainfall records in Perth have been smashed by a summer deluge, with several suburbs receiving more than 10 times the January average in 24 hours.
A wallaby hopping across the Sydney Harbour Bridge held up early-morning traffic today, before being caught downtown by police officers.
A man and woman remain in hospital with serious injuries following a stabbing near Melbourne's Flinders St Station.
As Dunedin's Cadbury factory prepares shut its doors with the loss of about 300 jobs, an Australian chocolate company has struck a deal with Nestle to produce an Aussie favourite.
A dead koala has been found screwed to a pole at a park north of Brisbane in an act that has sickened wildlife rescuers.
Two more women have come forward to accuse Australian actor Craig McLachlan of sexually inappropriate behaviour.
Australia had its third-hottest year on record in 2017, as global warming changed the continent's climate and farmers warned unpredictable seasons are hurting the sector.
Same-sex couples across Australia are saying "I do" on the first official day of marriage equality after last year's successful postal vote.
The South Australian government will consider legal action against the developer of a smartphone app designed to send emergency warnings after users could not access alerts during catastrophic bushfire conditions.
Hot and windy conditions are forecast over the Sydney area with the Rural Fire Service issuing a severe fire danger rating for the city.
Victorians look set to swelter in 40 temperatures as authorities urge people to stay indoors. Victorians have been urged to stay indoors and avoid the "blast furnace" of what is forecast to be...
A major outbreak of coral-eating crown of thorns starfish has been found munching Australia's world heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, prompting the government to begin culling the spiky marine animals.
Australia says it plans to become the fourth country in the world to legalise medicinal marijuana exports in a bid to score a piece of a lucrative global market.
A seaplane that crashed into a river north of Sydney on New Year's Eve, killing all six people aboard, had reportedly been rebuilt after another fatal crash in the 1990s.
The Turnbull government is on the cusp of a deal with Senate crossbenchers to pass controversial welfare changes.
Victorians have been warned to take care ahead of extreme hot weather forecast on Saturday, reaching above 40degC.
A five-year-old boy has accidentally been shot by another child in rural Australia.
A group of friends boating on Ausralia's Hawkesbury River when a seaplane smashed into the water have spoken of the harrowing moments as it sank with six people on board.
Australia's transport safety investigation agency says it plans to recover a seaplane that crashed into a Sydney river on New Year's Eve, killing six people, by the end of the week.