This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 26 September 2021.
- In NSW, 59.25 per cent of the eligible population fully vaccinated
- In Victoria, Geelong and Surf Coast to exit lockdown from midnight
- ACT records 25 new locally acquired cases
New South Wales
NSW has recorded 961 new locally acquired cases and nine deaths.
NSW Health’s Dr Jeremy McAnulty said the highest numbers of cases were seen in the suburbs of concern, including Guildford, Auburn, Punchbowl, Penrith, Bankstown, Liverpool and Bossley Park.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the details on the state moving through the COVID roadmap are being finalised and will be released next week. Authorities plan to announce health measures for the unvaccinated part of the population at a later date.
Victoria has recorded 779 new locally acquired cases and two deaths.
Premier Daniel Andrews said some restrictions will ease in regional Victoria and Metropolitan Melbourne once the state reaches 80 per cent single-dose vaccination target, which is expected to happen on Tuesday, 28 September.
The distance to travel from home will be increased to 15 km and outdoor recreation, including golf, tennis and basketball, will be allowed, subject to caps. Restrictions will also ease for personal training for fully vaccinated residents.
Find a vaccination centre near you.
Last 24 hours around Australia
- In the ACT, 85 per cent of the population aged over 12 have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
- Queensland records zero new locally acquired cases.
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: