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August 16, 2021

Melbourne lockdown extended, curfew back

MELBOURNE'S lockdown has been extended by two weeks and a night curfew will be reimposed, in an effort to stamp out the state's latest...

August 15, 2021

Victoria records 25 new virus cases

Victoria has recorded 25 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, more than half in the community at some stage while infectious. Health authorities say 21 of them...

August 13, 2021

Jab goal set, 15 COVID cases

VICTORIA has recorded fifteen new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, including three mystery cases, as the Premier announced a target of one million vaccine doses...

August 11, 2021

Melbourne’s lockdown extended by a week

MELBOURNE's COVID-19 lockdown will be extended by a week as Victoria records another 20 locally acquired coronavirus cases. The sources of five of the infections...

August 10, 2021

Younger Victorians race to get COVID-19 vaccine

YOUNGER Victorians have flooded state vaccination hubs on the first day of AstraZeneca being made available to those aged under 40. With the state in...

August 10, 2021

Vote for your local hero

VOTING is open for this year's Westfield Local Heroes program, with six inspirational finalists in the running to receive $10,000 for their deserving organisation...

August 8, 2021

Victoria records 11 new virus cases

Victoria has recorded 11 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases. Health officials say all are linked to previously reported cases although they were not in quarantine...

August 7, 2021

Victoria records 29 new virus cases

VICTORIA has recorded 29 new locally acquired COVID-19 infections, with at least three schools listed as exposure sites. Health authorities say all the cases are...

August 5, 2021

Two COVID cases in Victoria added to six announced today

VICTORIA has recorded another two coronavirus cases on top of the six previously announced today (Thursday, August 5). The two new cases will be included...

August 2, 2021

Victoria to tighten border bubble with NSW

VICTORIA is tightening the NSW border bubble, limiting non-essential movement across state lines. From 11.59pm today (Monday, August 2), border bubble residents will only be...

July 30, 2021

Victoria mystery case linked to NSW removalists

VICTORIA'S mystery case has been traced back to the apartment building visited by three Sydney removalists that sparked the state's Delta coronavirus outbreak. But it...

July 29, 2021

Victoria waits for genomic results of mystery case

VICTORIAN authorities are awaiting genomic sequencing results to decipher how the state's mystery case contracted COVID-19. The state recorded seven local COVID-19 cases...

July 28, 2021

One new local COVID-19 case recorded on first day after lockdown

Victoria has recorded an additional locally acquired COVID-19 case involving a testing site traffic controller on its first day out of lockdown. Health Minister Martin...

July 25, 2021

11 new COVID-19 cases, no community transmission

VICTORIA has recorded 11 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases. However, all were in quarantine throughout their period of infection. Health officials say the new cases...

July 23, 2021

Andrews wants “ring of steel” around Sydney

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has called for a "ring of steel" to be established around Sydney, to contain the city's growing outbreak. Mr Andrews agrees...

July 22, 2021

Victoria records 26 new local COVID-19 cases

WITHIN three days, Victoria has gone from only six per cent of new coronavirus cases isolating while infectious to 92 per cent. Health Minister Martin...

July 20, 2021

Statewide lockdown to be extended by seven days

VICTORIA'S lockdown will be extended for seven days, with Premier Daniel Andrews saying the state needs more time to get on top of the...

July 19, 2021

Victoria’s lockdown will be extended

Victoria will stay in lockdown beyond the original five days after recording 12 more cases and exposure sites appearing across the state. There were 13...

July 17, 2021

Virtual celebration for Business Excellence Awards

THE Geelong Business Excellence Awards for 2021 will go virtual again and is shaping up to be an exciting experience live-streamed directly to thousands...

July 15, 2021

Two new COVID-19 cases recorded, no new restrictions yet

TWO more Victorians have contracted coronavirus after an infected man attended an AFL match at the weekend, but no further COVID-19 restrictions have been...

July 14, 2021

Nyall learning precinct praised as Deakin’s “diamond in the crown”

A NEW state-of-the-art immersive learning precinct will stretch the boundaries of possibility for students studying arts and education at Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus. Nyaal...

July 11, 2021

Victoria to close borders with NSW and ACT

VICTORIA has effectively shut its border to the entirety of NSW and the ACT over concerns COVID-19 could leak out of Sydney. Acting Chief Health...

July 7, 2021

Dancefloors, stadium crowds to return in easing of COVID-19 restrictions

MASK rules will ease in workplaces, dancefloors can make a comeback and so can crowds at stadiums in Melbourne. The easing of coronavirus restrictions, announced...

June 27, 2021

New date for Fabulous Caprettos gig

THE Fabulous Caprettos performance due to take place Friday, June 25 at Costa Hall has been rescheduled due to capacity restrictions. The new show date...

June 3, 2021

PM announces Melbourne lockdown support

VICTORIANS under financial pressure from the coronavirus lockdown will be offered federal government disaster payments worth up to $500 but complex rules will apply. The...

June 3, 2021

REIV market snapshot

BY GIL KING, CEO REIV A clearance rate of 93 per cent was recorded this week compared to 80 per cent last week and 71...

June 1, 2021

Blitz for aged care workers to get COVID-19 jab

THE Victorian Government has announced all aged care and disability workers will soon be able to jump the queue at mass vaccination centres, as...

May 12, 2021

Frank Costa farewelled as the King of Geelong

On the desk of Frank Costa was a simple sign which summed up the unofficial King of Geelong. "It said: 'the buck stops here'," Father...