This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 3 October 2021.
- Victoria reports 1,220 local cases
- NSW authorities urge residents to follow gathering rules ahead of NRL game
- ACT records 38 new local cases
- Tasmania records one local case
Victoria recorded 1,220 local COVID-19 cases and three deaths.
Premier Daniel Andrews said the restrictions are all about protecting the healthcare system and respecting healthcare professionals. “What will be freedom for us will be the hardest time for our health system”, he said.
Yesterday police arrested 109 people at an anti-vaccination rally in Melbourne.
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New South Wales
NSW has recorded 667 locally acquired cases, and 10 deaths, as Greater Sydney marks 100 days in lockdown.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard urged residents to be careful ahead of the NRL grand final game. "Your home remains one of the most dangerous places to be in terms of transmission of the virus,” he said.
From October 11, anyone in NSW who is a close contact of a positive case and is vaccinated, will be required to get tested and self-isolate for seven days instead of 14.
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Last 24 hours around Australia
- The ACT has recorded 38 new locally acquired cases, with at least 16 of those infectious in the community.
- In Tasmania a teenage boy has tested positive to COVID-19 after flying to Launceston from Melbourne.
- Queensland reported no new cases. The NRL grand final between Penrith Panthers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs will go ahead this evening at Lang Park.
- South Australia reported two new cases late yesterday afternoon.
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: