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Daily COVID-19 Update 29 September 2021: NSW and Victoria

New South Wales recorded 863 new cases of community transmission, meanwhile Victoria recorded 950 new locally acquired cases. Source: Getty Images

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

  • NSW records 863 new cases of community transmission
  • Victoria sets record-high 950 new daily cases
  • Three LGAs entered lockdown overnight — Port Macquarie and Muswellbrook in NSW, and Latrobe in Victoria


New South Wales has recorded 863 new cases of community transmission to 8pm last night, as well as 15 deaths.

There were 11 deaths throughout Greater Sydney, and one each in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Dubbo and Bateman’s Bay.

The Port Macquarie and Muswellbrook LGAs have entered a seven-day lockdown effective from 6pm last night. Meanwhile, Kempsey’s stay-at-home orders were lifted at midnight as scheduled, along with Byron and Tweed.

However, the LGA is still being monitored closely, with stay-at-home orders likely to be reintroduced if case numbers rise.

The Western NSW Local Health District recorded 24 new cases — 16 in Wellington, 5 in Cowra, 2 in Oberon and 1 in Walgett.

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.

The Far West Local Health District had 5 new cases, all of which were in Broken Hill.

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


Onto Victoria where there were 950 new locally acquired cases to midnight last night, bringing the state’s total active cases to 9890. The state also recorded 7 deaths — 5 in Hume, and 2 in Whittlesea.

Regional Victoria recorded 30 new cases — 9 in Mitchell Shire, 4 in Warrnambool, 4 in Latrobe Valley, 2 in Dandenong, 2 in Moorabool, 2 in Wellington, 1 in Strathbogie, 1 in Surf Coast, 1 in Ballarat, 1 in Murrindindi, 1 in Corangamite, 1 in Baw Baw and 1 in South Gippsland.

This brings the total active cases across regional Victoria to 225.

The City of Latrobe has entered a seven-day lockdown as of midnight last night in response to growing case numbers in the LGA, currently sitting at 22 active cases.

Acting Chief Health Officer Professor Ben Cowie has encouraged residents of Latrobe to get tested, get vaccinated, and follow the public health orders over the next seven days. He also made reference to the lockdowns in Ballarat and Geelong as recent success stories.

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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