Federal and state authorities say lower case numbers in Victoria show social distancing and staying at home can ease the spread of coronavirus and must continue.
Victoria has recorded 177 new coronavirus cases, with the state now recording up to five new outbreaks a day.
Millions of Australians on pensions and low incomes are about to get cash hits from the government, which it hopes will give another boost to the coronavirus-hit economy.
A coronavirus vaccine developed by Queensland scientists could be ready for use as early as the start of next year, with clinical trials beginning on Monday.
One of the measures brought in to help the economy through the COVID-19 pandemic is ending, as the Morrison government comes under pressure to reveal what will happen to two other schemes - JobSeeker and JobKeeper.
The World Health Organisation has reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases, with the total rising by 230,370 in 24 hours.
Thousands of Sydneysiders will potentially have to self-isolate for two weeks after a pub staffer and three other people became the latest cases in an emerging coronavirus cluster.
Premier Daniel Andrews has issued a plea to all Victorians to follow the latest lockdown rules, as the state recorded 273 new cases and another death.
Western Australian drink and drug drivers who use backstreets to evade police will now see testing buses set up on those roads.
Beaches in northern NSW will remain closed as investigators look into a fatal shark attack that claimed the life of a teenage boy.