This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 29 August 2021.
- New vaccination requirements for some authorised workers in NSW
- Victoria confirms lockdown will be extended
- ACT records 13 new locally acquired cases
- Queensland records one community case in home quarantine
New South Wales
NSW has recorded 1,218 new locally acquired cases, with 887 coming from western and south-western Sydney. Six people died, bringing the total of COVID-related deaths to 145.
From Monday 6 September, authorised workers who live in the local government areas of concern but work outside their government areas need to have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Priority bookings for a COVID-19 vaccine are available for authorised workers who live in a LGA of concern, people aged 16-49 who live in a LGA of concern and childcare, disability and food workers who live or work in a LGA of concern.
Victoria has recorded 92 new locally acquired cases, including more than 30 not yet linked to existing outbreaks.
Of the current 778 active cases, roughly 500 are in Melbourne's north and west, said premier Daniel Andrews pointing out that it will not be possible to end lockdown on 2 September.
Find a vaccination centre near you.
Last 24 hours around Australia
- Queensland will open a mass vaccination centre at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre at Boondall from 8 September.
- Health Minister Greg Hunt says the COVID-19 Vaccine Claim Scheme will offer protection to Australians receiving a TGA-approved vaccine.
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: