A fire has been contained after it caused a shipping container loaded with fireworks to explode and prompted an emergency declaration in southeast Queensland.
Almost three years after Bradley Robert Edwards was charged with the Claremont serial killings that have haunted Perth for more than two decades, his lengthy trial is due to begin.
Two toddlers found dead in a car south of Brisbane showed signs of exposure to extreme heat, Queensland police say.
A 19-year-old indigenous man has been fatally shot by police in a remote community in the Northern Territory after he allegedly lunged at an officer.
The bodies of two deceased siblings, aged 6 and 10, have been found at a home in Perth's northern suburbs.
Detectives have arrived in regional Victoria with plans to extradite a man over the decades-old cold case stabbing murder of a "completely innocent" Adelaide woman.
A young Sydney mother who was seeking attention when she repeatedly drugged her toddler with anticonvulsive medication and took him to hospital has been jailed for at least three years.
Parts of regional NSW could run out of water as early as November as the state faces a drought of "unprecedented proportions".
A local resident saw a boy matching William Tyrrell's description being driven away from the area the day he went missing, an inquest into the notorious Australian missing child case has heard.
Swimming Australia on Sunday defended their concealment of Shayna Jack's positive doping test while one of her team mates was conducting a high profile public campaign against China's Sun Yang at...
A jail term appears "nigh on inevitable" for a restaurant owner accused of stabbing himself in the back, lighting a fire that killed his dog and leading police on a wild goose chase, a Sydney...
A 6.5 magnitude earthquake has hit off the West Australian coast, shaking items off shelves and stunning local residents who have never experienced earth tremors before.
The physical search for missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez has been suspended, but police say they are "strengthened" in their efforts to keep looking for him.
Residents of a Sydney apartment complex are "homeless" after ongoing and persistent cracking forced the building's evacuation.
Uber Technologies said it will use Australia's second-largest city, Melbourne, as the first international test site for the group's planned flying taxi service.
Police excavating the Brisbane front yard of a US woman's ex-partner are appealing to online gamers to help solve her suspected murder.
Jailed former Vatican treasurer George Pell will appeal on Wednesday against his convictions for sexually abusing two choir boys in the 1990s and if an Australian court rules in his favour could be...