Nine houseboats moored side-by-side on the Murray River have gone up in flames, bystanders describing the inferno as "absolutely devastating".
FIFA have fined Peru just over $18,000 for two breaches during their World Cup qualifying play-off against New Zealand.
One of two brothers is dead and the other critical after they were run down down with a car before being attacked in Melbourne.
New Zealand Breakers coach Paul Henare has accused NBL referees of unfairly treating his side on Australian soil.
Same-sex couples will be allowed to marry in Australia after new laws cleared parliament.
Australia have defeated England in the second test in Adelaide to take a 2-0 lead in the Ashes.
An Australian equestrian coach who was on the staff of the New Zealand national team has accepted a life ban after alleged misconduct.
Three dogs which mauled their 78-year-old owner as she tried to stop a fatal attack on a pug in Sydney's southwest have been destroyed.
Wellington need to remember how to win, and they need to do it quickly, coach Darije Kalezic says.
Barnaby Joyce's dual citizenship debacle has helped inspire the choice of Kwaussie as Australia's official word of the year.
The worst of Victoria's deluge is over after a wet and wild night across the state, with prepare to evacuate warnings lifted and river levels are dropping.
After what he called a "challenging" five weeks campaigning to retake New England, Barnaby Joyce will return to Canberra victorious.
Perth Wildcats have ended the New Zealand Breakers nine-game NBL winning streak with a high-energy 89-73 win in Auckland.
A town has been ordered to evacuate and major flood warnings issued as extreme rainfall continues to wreak havoc across Victoria.
Jarryd Hayne's sporting career appears set to come full circle back at Parramatta after he was granted an immediate release from the Gold Coast.
Australian musician Kirin J. Callinan got a lot of attention at the ARIA Awards, but not for his music.
The All Blacks have done enough to see off Wales 33-18 and complete their European tour with a perfect record.
The see-saw nature of the Ashes opener has continued, with Australia stumbling to 7-213 at lunch on day three as Steve Smith chiselled England's lead down to 89 runs.
Steve Smith proved the batsman for a crisis yet again, pushing Australia to 4-165 and reducing England's lead to 137 runs at stumps on day two of an enthralling Ashes opener in Brisbane.
A woman bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound was left for dead at a Melbourne hospital, as her partner sped away from police.