Former Neighbours star Darius Perkins has died after a fight with cancer, it has been reported.
Three people have been arrested and others detained during duelling protests at Melbourne's St Kilda beach involving right-wing extremists and anti-fascists.
Detectives are trying to track down the person behind a death threat sent to a man days before he was found murdered and burned in a New South Wales forest.
Hundreds of police will swarm a popular Melbourne beach in a bid to keep the peace as warring extremists stage rival events.
Victorians will bake in temperatures above 40degC today, with strong winds and dry lightning increasing the risk of fires.
A 92-year-old woman is in an induced coma with stab wounds and head fractures after she was allegedly attacked at home by her cleaner in Sydney's inner west.
A carer at a New South Wales aged care facility committed "unfathomable" acts when she allegedly attacked five patients with dementia.
More than 100 Catholic institutions in Australia have not yet signed up to the national redress scheme for people who experienced child sexual abuse in institutions.
A woman and her 10-year-old daughter have been electrocuted on a rural property in North Queensland, possibly while fixing a cable to a semi-trailer.
Hundreds of lives continue to be lost on Australia's roads but two states posted record low tolls in 2018 as deaths dipped across the country.
New Year's Eve revellers who lost money and endured a "horrendous" journey on Sydney's trains will be considered for compensation, the Sydney Trains boss says.
Sydney was one of the first major cities to ring in 2019 but when "Happy New Year 2018" was projected on to the iconic Harbour Bridge, revellers were left feeling behind the times.
Tourists in the Northern Territory are dicing with death by failing to take sufficient water on hikes during the severe heat, authorities warn.
Concert organisers in Australia are worried about the emergence of a "dangerous orange pill" and have issued a warning following the death of a man from a suspected drug overdose in NSW.
A man has died and two people are in hospital after taking drugs at a music festival on the NSW Central Coast.
Forensic officers continue to scour the scene where a woman was killed in her Perth home, while police say a man they have arrested has no known history with her.
Residents of a Sydney apartment tower that began cracking on Christmas Eve will spend at least another 10 days away from home as engineers work to survey the building.
When police asked the man where he was going, he said he was off to visit his kids for Christmas Day.