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January 10, 2022

Victoria mandates third COVID-19 dose for some workers

THOUSANDS of Victoria's essential workers have until February 12 to get their COVID-19 vaccine booster, under a new state government mandate. New pandemic orders that...

January 6, 2022

Density restrictions to be reintroduced

RESTRICTIONS on the number of people allowed in cafes, bars and restaurants are returning to Victoria after the state recorded 21,997 new COVID-19 cases. Density...

January 5, 2022

Rapid antigen tests to be free for some

THE National Cabinet has agreed to provide free rapid antigen tests to more than six million Australians who are concessional card holders, but Prime...

December 23, 2021

Victoria to bring back indoor masks

MASKS will become mandatory in all indoor venues outside of the home for Victorians eight years and over, in a bid to curtail rising...

December 15, 2021

Victoria gives unvaccinated some freedoms

The Victorian Government will ditch some of its COVID-19 mandatory vaccination rules, as the state records 1,405 new cases and three deaths. Victorians will no...

October 29, 2021

“Bright day” as Victoria’s restrictions to ease

VICTORIA has recorded 1,656 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths, as the state prepares for further restrictions to ease. The health department today...

October 28, 2021

Victoria to tighten vaccine medical exemptions

VICTORIA will tighten rules around medical exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccination, after people were caught doctor shopping. Today (Thursday, October 28) is the state's deadliest...

October 27, 2021

Victoria’s COVID-19 cases begin to “plateau”

Victoria's daily COVID-19 case numbers have reached a "plateau", health authorities say, two days before a further easing of restrictions. The state recorded another 1,534...

October 25, 2021

Social media crackdown to protect children

The Morrison government has announced proposed laws designed to protect children online through a crackdown on social media giants. Children aged under 16 would need...

October 25, 2021

Final Indigenous vax push as Victoria reopens

VICTORIA is embarking on a final push to get Indigenous residents vaccinated against COVID-19 as Melbourne prepares to reunite with the regions. Vaccination programs will...

October 22, 2021

COVID cases expected to surge as lockdown ends

VICTORIANS have been warned COVID-19 case numbers could hit fresh highs as Melbourne reopens after its sixth lockdown. With stay-at-home orders repealed from today (Friday,...

October 21, 2021

COVID-19 restrictions saved hundreds of lives

AUTHORITIES have praised Victorians for saving hundreds of lives and potentially preventing tens of thousands of COVID-19 cases, ahead of the lifting...

October 18, 2021

Grants to support Victorian businesses trading outdoors

BUSINESSES and councils can apply for a share in a $54.5 million fund to move towards outdoor trading as Victoria emerges from its sixth...

October 15, 2021

Victoria to relax border restrictions with NSW

FULLY vaccinated people from NSW will be allowed to enter Victoria without quarantining from next week, as the southern state recorded 2,179 new COVID-19...

October 14, 2021

Victorian COVID cases surge, but yet to reach peak

VICTORIA'S COVID-19 outbreak may not yet have reached its peak despite case numbers surging above 2,000 infections, but the state will still open up...

October 11, 2021

Victoria opens all COVID vaccines to over 60s

VICTORIANS aged over 60 will be able to get any COVID-19 vaccine, including Pfizer and Moderna, at all of the the state's vaccination hubs. Health...

October 8, 2021

Masks for Victorian schoolkids as COVID cases soar

VICTORIAN children in Grades 3 to 6 will eventually have to wear face masks to class in an effort to lower COVID-19 transmission as...

October 8, 2021

$500m fund to help Victorian homebuyers

The Victorian government is launching a $500 million fund to help about 3000 people buy their own home. The Victorian Homebuyer Fund will be available...

October 7, 2021

Victoria pop-ups to boost disability vaccinations

VICTORIA will establish 10 dedicated COVID-19 vaccination pop-up hubs in hotspots to boost coverage among people with disabilities. The state government has pledged $5 million...

October 4, 2021

Victorian VCE students among new COVID-19 cases

DOZENS of final-year Victorian students have tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of returning to classrooms for annual tests. Victoria reported 1,377 new local cases, the...

October 1, 2021

Vaccine mandated for authorised workers in Victoria

ALL Victorian authorised workers will be required to have at least their first COVID-19 vaccination within two weeks to keep working on site. Premier Daniel...

September 30, 2021

Victoria cuts COVID-19 Pfizer dose intervals

The time between Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses will be halved to three weeks in Victoria, as the state recorded 1,438 new locally acquired infections...

September 27, 2021

Cash to speed up Victoria’s COVID vaccine rollout

GENERAL practitioners and community pharmacies in Melbourne suburbs hardest hit by COVID-19 will be able to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to...

September 26, 2021

Greater Geelong to exit lockdown

GREATER Geelong will join the Surf Coast and exit lockdown at 11.59pm tonight. Victorian authorities announced Geelong will exit lockdown, ending the seven-day lockdown announced...

September 24, 2021

Vic records 733 COVID cases, Moderna boost

VICTORIA has recorded 733 new COVID-19 cases, including a man who attended an anti-lockdown protest, and another death, as the state prepares to roll...

September 23, 2021

Vaccinated Victorians can return from NSW

VICTORIANS fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can return from Greater Sydney within a week. Premier Daniel Andrews has announced anyone in NSW who has had both...

September 20, 2021

Victoria gets 300,000 Moderna COVID-19 vaccines

HUNDREDS of thousands of Moderna vaccine appointments will soon be available to Victorians, as the state speeds up its vaccination efforts. Today (Monday, September 20),...

September 17, 2021

First vaccine milestone achieved in Victoria

VICTORIA has reached its first vaccination milestone but authorities are increasingly concerned about a rise in cases across Melbourne's southern and eastern suburbs. After a...