Victorians are sweltering through one of the hottest starts to summer in more than two decades with parts of the state on track to surpass 40C.
A man has pleaded guilty to one count of murder after mowing down pedestrians outside Melbourne's Flinders Street Station almost a year ago.
A former gang member who took part in the torture and killing of two kangaroos has been jailed in WA for two years.
Parts of Queensland which have endured nearly a fortnight of bushfires are now having to deal with flooding rains.
The brother of Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja will face court amid accusations he framed a colleague with a fake terror hit list targeting senior politicians as part of a dispute involving a...
An Australian was left shocked and angry after the roadkill outside his home was painted over by road workers.
Queensland's bushfire crisis has rolled into its second week, with firefighters most concerned about an island fire off Brisbane and another in central Queensland.
A man's decomposing body has been found stuffed into a Brisbane rubbish bin in what police are calling a horrific and harrowing crime scene.
The sale of more than a dozen pieces of WW2 Nazi memorabilia, including a portrait of Hitler, at a regional NSW auction has drawn criticism from the country's Jewish community.
Australia's former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has accused Malcolm Turnbull of "throwing him under the bus" and causing turmoil in the Liberal Party.
Residents of two more Queensland communities have been told to leave immediately ahead of a fast-moving blaze as the state's bushfire crisis rolls on.
One person has died, two police officers have been injured and almost 100 flights cancelled as Sydney copped a month's worth of rain within hours.
Hundreds of firefighters are bracing for catastrophic weather conditions as they continue to battle 80 bushfires across Queensland.
Australian leader Scott Morrison says his government will deliver its annual budget early as it prepares for an election due by May, but suffered an immediate setback when one of his MPs said she was quitting.
An out-of-control bushfire has forced hundreds of people to flee their homes, with 30 crews battling what's been called a 'monster' blaze.
A road trip through the Kakadu? Don't mind if I do, says Pam Jones who, in the first of a two-part series, explores Australia's biggest national park with crocs and campervans in mind.
A person's "stupidity" in standing on a high-rise ledge has marred what Gold Coast police consider successful celebrations for Queensland schoolies.
On the day her father was charged with her murder, a community has paid tribute to the nine-month-old girl whose body washed into the shallows of Surfers Paradise beach.