This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 24 August 2021.
- NSW has administered six million vaccine doses so far
- Victoria expends vaccine eligibility
- The ACT records its highest number of cases
- Queensland records two locally acquired cases
New South Wales
NSW has recorded 753 new locally acquired cases, with at least 49 cases in the community while infectious.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian says the state has now hit the milestone of six million vaccines administered, which means that 60 per cent of the population has received at least one dose.
In 12 local government areas of concern, those between ages 16 and 39 and disability and childcare workers are given priority for vaccination booking.
Health authorities will announce greater freedoms later this week for fully vaccinated residents. Book today your vaccination appointment.
Victoria has recorded 50 new locally acquired cases, with ten not linked to known outbreaks. Thirty-nine cases were in the community while infectious.
Premier Daniel Andrews says anyone aged 16 and over will be eligible for either Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine at state-run vaccination centres from Wednesday, 25 August.
Australian Capital Territory
The ACT has recorded 30 new locally acquired cases, with 17 in the community while infectious.
Testing sites at Kambah and Brindabella Business Park will reopen tomorrow after they were closed due to bad weather.
Last 24 hours around Australia
- Queensland records two locally acquired cases that are currently under investigation.
- The Doherty Institute insists it will be safe for Australia to reopen at 70-80 per cent vaccination, regardless of the number of cases, provided public health measures remain in place.
Quarantine, travel, testing clinics and pandemic disaster payment
Quarantine and testing requirements are managed and enforced by state and territory governments:
NSW Travel & transport and Quarantine
VIC Travel permit, Overseas travellers and Quarantine
ACT Transport and Quarantine
NT Travel and Quarantine
QLD Travel and Quarantine
SA Travel and Quarantine
TAS Travel and Quarantine
WA Travel and Quarantine
If you want to travel overseas, you may be able to apply online for an exemption. Click here for more information about the conditions to leave Australia. There are temporary measures for international flights that are regularly reviewed by the government and updated on the Smart Traveller website.
- News and information over 60 languages at sbs.com.au/coronavirus
- Relevant guidelines for your state or territory: NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory, ACT, Tasmania.
- Information about the COVID-19 vaccine in your language.
Visit the translated resources published by NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service:
Testing clinics in each state and territory:
Pandemic disaster payment information in each state and territory: