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Daily COVID-19 Update 17 September 2021: NSW and Victoria

New South Wales recorded 1284 new cases of community transmission, meanwhile Victoria recorded 510 new locally acquired cases. Source: Getty Images

The latest news on the current Delta strain outbreak affecting regional NSW and Victoria's Indigenous communities.

  • Dubbo records three deaths of aged care residents overnight, including an Aboriginal man in his 80s
  • Glen Innes Severn and Hilltops LGAs to return to lockdown from 6pm Friday
  • Victoria records 510 new locally acquired cases, with 9 new cases in the regions


New South Wales recorded 1284 new cases of community transmission to 8pm last night. There were also 12 deaths, including two women in their 20s, and an Aboriginal man in his 80s at an aged care facility in Dubbo.

The man was one of three people to pass away in aged care facilities in Dubbo yesterday. This brings the Western NSW Local Health District’s total COVID patient deaths to seven. 

There were 15 new cases in the district — 7 in Dubbo, 3 in Wellington, 1 in Bathurst, 1 in Bourke, 1 in Blayney, 1 in Narromine and 1 in Orange.

Health District CEO Scott MacLachlan confirmed that the man who passed away in the St Mary’s Villa aged care facility had received his first vaccine dose before his death. There are now three deaths linked to St Mary’s Villa, and 21 active cases currently in the facility.

For up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 vaccination clinic times and dates in the district, as well as locations for testing, visit the Western New South Wales Local Health District website.

There were 5 new cases in the Far West Local Health District — 3 in Wilcannia and 2 in Broken Hill.

For updates regarding the Far West Local Health District, stay up-to-date with their Facebook page here.


In Victoria there were 510 new locally acquired cases recorded to midnight last night, bringing the state’s total active cases to 4697. There was also one death recorded, a woman in her 50s.

There were 9 new cases across regional Victoria — 3 in Ballarat, 2 in Geelong, 2 in Mitchell Shire, 1 in East Wimmera, and one in Latrobe Valley.

Victoria’s COVID-19 Commander Jeroen Weimar has addressed the planned protests for this Saturday, and how they may affect the 2700 people with vaccination appointments at either Jeff’s Shed or the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne. If you’re due to get vaccinated then, simply bring evidence of your appointment to pass through police checkpoints that will be set up. Otherwise, if you’re uncomfortable going in for the appointment, that’s fine, just call or cancel online.

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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