Crocodiles have been spotted outside homes and floodwaters are full of snakes in flood-hit parts of Queensland.
Volatile fire conditions have caused bushfires to flare up across Tasmania and Vicotria, with strong winds threatening homes in towns across the two states.
A Queensland paramedic is dead after his ambulance crashed into a tree while he was responding to an emergency.
A man on a rented Lime scooter who blew more than three times the legal blood-alcohol limit after almost crashing into a group of Brisbane diners has been charged.
The condition of several people taken to hospital in critical conditions from Australia Day music festivals in Sydney has improved.
Australia's test regeneration is off to a roaring start, with Pat Cummins spearheading the embattled team to an innings-and-40-run flogging of Sri Lanka inside three days at the Gabba.
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.
A man has been charged with murdering Breeana Robinson, the cheerleader who fell from a luxury high-rise apartment in Southport in 2013.
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.
Temperatures have soared past 46C in northwestern NSW while thunderstorms have begun to hit southern parts of the state, with winds and lightning increasing the risk of bushfires.
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.
Australia's scorching summer continues as a week-long heatwave starts to push temperatures into the 40s around the country.
Former Neighbours star Craig McLachlan has been charged with multiple counts of indecent assault.
A young Saudi woman who fears for her life is in the midst of an anguishing wait as Australia processes her claim for asylum.