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COVID-19 update: NSW running COVID vaccination blitz for Indigenous communities, Victoria sets new record COVID-19 cases

Australian Wiradjuri elder and Indigenous rights activist Aunty Jenny Munro gestures after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination clinic Source: Source: AAP/DAN HIMBRECHTS

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 18 September 2021.

  • NSW is running a state-wide COVID vaccination blitz for Indigenous communities.
  • Public transport to central Melbourne suspended for six hours
  • Australia's first Moderna vaccine doses arrive
  • Queensland reaches milestone of over 40 per cent fully vaccinated
New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 1,331 locally acquired cases, and six deaths. There are currently 1,219 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital.

NSW Health's Dr Jeremy McAnulty reported that 81.2 per cent of the eligible population have received one dose of the vaccine, and 50.6 per cent are now fully inoculated.

New South Wales Health is running a state-wide COVID vaccination blitz for Indigenous communities this weekend. The clinics are giving priority Pfizer vaccines to indigenous people 12 years and over.

Click to book your vaccine appointment today. 

Victoria

Victoria has recorded 535 new locally acquired cases, and one death. Of those, 62 have so far been linked to known cases and outbreaks.

Public transport to Melbourne CBD is suspended for six hours in a bid to disrupt planned anti-lockdown protests. Victoria's Department of Transport warned only essential workers and people attending vaccination appointments will be allowed into the CBD.

Find a vaccination centre near you.

Last 24 hours around Australia
  • ACT recorded15 new cases, at least seven of those spent some time infectious in the community.
  • Queensland has reached a vaccination milestone with 40.54 per cent of eligible residents are now fully vaccinated. 
  • The first shipment of Moderna vaccines have arrived in Australia, with one million doses expected to be in the country from this weekend.

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 permitOverseas 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.



Visit the translated resources published by NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service:

COVID-19 Vaccination Glossary
Appointment Reminder Tool.


Testing clinics in each state and territory:

NSW 
Victoria 
Queensland 
South Australia 
ACT 
Western Australia 
Tasmania
Northern Territory 


Pandemic disaster payment information in each state and territory:

NSW 
Victoria 
Queensland 
South Australia 
ACT 
Western Australia 
Tasmania
Northern Territory

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