Crocodiles have been spotted outside homes and floodwaters are full of snakes in flood-hit parts of Queensland.
A refugee held in a remote Pacific detention centre has won Australia's top literature prize with his debut book, which he wrote on his mobile phone and delivered one chapter at a time via WhatsApp.
A Queensland paramedic is dead after his ambulance crashed into a tree while he was responding to an emergency.
The condition of several people taken to hospital in critical conditions from Australia Day music festivals in Sydney has improved.
A Kiwi teenager faces up to four years in an Australian jail in relation to a horrific hit-and-run case that had the sentencing judge in tears.
A delivery driver who says a hulking yowie thumped the bonnet of his truck has been plagued by nightmares.
People who escaped bushfires in Tasmania will have spent their second night away from home as three blazes continue to put communities at risk.
Adelaide is sweltering through its hottest day in 130 years of records, with the temperature reaching 46.2C in the city.
Emergency warnings have been issued for six areas in central Tasmania, with lives and properties at risk, as weather conditions continue to worsen.
Police are hunting for a man who allegedly stole a luxury car from an inner Sydney unit complex while dressed as Santa a fortnight before Christmas.
A passenger has gone missing from a cruise ship bound for Melbourne after a trip to New Zealand which included a stop in Dunedin.
A man accused of killing an international student in Melbourne has returned to court, as Australians take to the streets to demand safety for women.
A teenager has been arrested after being found naked and dazed following a car crash in Melbourne's southeast.
A 20-year-old man was arrested over the killing of an Israeli university student who was attacked while speaking with her sister by telephone.
An employee of a Malaysian airline was among eight people arrested in Australia on charges of trafficking more than 14kg of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, Australian authorities said on...
Australia's scorching summer continues as a week-long heatwave starts to push temperatures into the 40s around the country.
A young Saudi woman who fears for her life is in the midst of an anguishing wait as Australia processes her claim for asylum.
A mother and her two-year-old son were doused in petrol during a horrific home invasion in northern Tasmania.