Australian actor and singer Hugh Jackman says he's tested positive for COVID-19.
The family of lost children rescued in regional NSW have thanked emergency services and volunteers for their safe return.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet is urging Queensland to change its border entry requirements as travellers seeking COVID-19 tests clog up the already overwhelmed system in NSW.
Tasmania has recorded 43 new coronavirus cases, its second highest daily infection tally since reopening borders about two weeks ago.
A man who barricaded himself in a house in Ipswich in southeast Queensland has surrendered to police after a ten hour stand-off.
NSW has reported its first death linked to the Omicron COVID-19 variant, as a Sydney pathology company owned up to a second massive blunder in as many days.
Australians are making the most of Boxing Day sales with record retail spending expected across the country.
The COVID-19 infection count continues to grow in NSW, where Health Minister Brad Hazzard has warned every Australian will likely catch the Omicron variant.
Australia's leaders have tried to add some Christmas cheer following a week dominated by record COVID-19 numbers.
The time Australians will need to wait for booster shots will be reduced twice in January.