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COVID-19 update: NSW surpasses 6.8 million vaccine doses

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant during a COVID-19 update in Sydney, Monday, August 30, 2021. Source: AAP Image/Dean Lewins

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 30 August 2021.

  • COVID-19 detected in wastewater at Trangie in the NSW’s west and Byron Bay
  • People under 40 make the majority of Victoria’s cases
  • ACT expands eligibility for the Pfizer vaccine
  • Truck drivers protest in Queensland

New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 1,290 new locally acquired cases, with 883 coming from western and south-western Sydney. Four people have died.

The Premier confirmed nearly two thirds of the adult population had one dose while 36 per cent have had two doses of the vaccine. It is expected that 70 per cent of residents will be fully vaccinated in October.

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 although all 16-39 year olds are eligible, too. 


Victoria has recorded 73 new locally acquired cases, including more than 21 not yet linked to existing outbreaks. People under 40 are accounting for three-quarters of the state's 805 active cases.

Chief Health Officer Dr Brett Sutton said that 'most of the outbreak is under control', except those areas with mystery cases, particularly Hobsons Bay, Wyndham, and Hume local government areas.

Find a vaccination centre near you.

Australian Capital Territory

The ACT has recorded 12 new locally acquired cases, with at least six in the community while infectious.

Chief Minister Andrew Barr announced 16-29-year-olds will be eligible for the Pfizer vaccine in state-run clinics in the 'coming days'.

Check your eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination.

Last 24 hours around Australia
  • Truck drivers in Queensland have blocked a major highway between the Gold Coast and Brisbane calling for the end of lockdowns and border closures.
  • All Australians aged 16 to 39 are now officially eligible to book in for a Pfizer vaccine.


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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:

South Australia 
Western Australia 
Northern Territory 

Pandemic disaster payment information in each state and territory:

South Australia 
Western Australia 
Northern Territory

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