They might be at the opposite end of the globe to Santa's workshop, but those spending Christmas at the South Pole will have plenty of festive cheer to keep them warm in frosty conditions.
An elderly couple have tragically died on Christmas eve after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a road in Townsville, Queensland.
The repair bill for damage caused by the "catastrophic" hailstorm that struck Sydney and other parts of New South Wales last night is now expected to exceed $A80 million.
The people allegedly responsible for fatally giving a newborn baby nitrous oxide at a Sydney hospital two years ago will face criminal charges.
Australians face the prospect of more intense heatwaves and more frequent downpours in the coming decades as a result of climate change.
New Zealand won't be joining Australia in refusing to sign a non-binding United Nations migration agreement and has called claims the deal would undermine its national sovereignty "falsehoods".
One person's fashion mistakes could soon be another person's home thanks to new Australian research.
A world-first driverless ute will be trialled on regional roads in Australia in a bid to prevent accidents caused by kangaroos.
More than 50,000 cows have been culled and 50,000 more may go as New Zealand attempts to become the first country to eradicate the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis.
The federal coalition government has been rocked by yet another Nationals sex scandal with Andrew Broad forced to step down as an assistant minister to the deputy prime minister.
The 84-year-old was found after surviving alone for four days without food or water.
Storms have hammered several Australian states, bringing torrential rain, damaging wind and hailstones the size of golf balls.
Mike Mulvey has pleaded with Central Coast fans not to give up on his team after a 2-0 loss to Wellington Phoenix secured them an unwanted place in A-League history.
More than 100 people have been arrested for shoplifting as part of a three-day crackdown in Sydney.
Renowned US photographer Spencer Tunick has released images he took of hundreds of stark naked Melburnians.
Mobile phones will be banned from public primary schools across New South Wales from next year.
A severe cyclone expected to hit Queensland on Friday could spark flooding and landslides in parts of the state.
Queensland's historic stock routes have closed to graziers for the first time in living memory as severe drought conditions continue.
An Adelaide teacher who admitted having a sexual relationship with a pupil has been jailed for more than two years.
The first sod is set to be turned on Thursday for the $9.3 billion Inland Rail project in central western New South Wales.