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Daily COVID-19 Update 5 October 2021: NSW and Victoria

New South Wales recorded 608 new cases of community transmission, meanwhile Victoria recorded 1763 new locally acquired cases. Source: Getty Images

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

  • New NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet confirms no changes planned for state's roadmap out of lockdown
  • Victoria records it's highest daily case number of 1763
  • The City of Latrobe will exit lockdown at midnight tonight


New South Wales has recorded 608 new cases of community transmission to 8pm last night, and seven deaths.

The Western NSW Local Health District recorded 8 new cases — 4 in Wellington, 2 in Narromine, 1 in Cowra and 1 in Dubbo. The region also recorded one death, a man in his 70s from Dubbo passed away at Dubbo Base Hospital. He’d received a single vaccination dose.

The Far West Local Health District recorded no new cases. 

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet confirmed in his first press conference as premier that new leadership will not mean any changes to the state’s roadmap out of lockdown.

He said that having been part of the crisis cabinet that worked on the plan, he considers it to be his roadmap as well.


In Victoria there were 1763 new locally acquired cases recorded overnight, and four deaths.

Regional Victoria saw 86 new cases overnight — including 16 in Geelong, 15 in Mitchell Shire, 14 in Shepparton, 9 in Latrobe, and 7 in Ballarat. The total number of active cases across Victoria’s regions is now 555.

Here's the full breakdown of today's case numbers across regional Victoria's LGAs -

  • Ararat - 1
  • Ballarat - 7
  • Baw Baw - 5
  • Benalla - 1
  • Colac-Otway 1
  • Geelong - 16
  • Latrobe - 9
  • Macedon Ranges - 4
  • Mitchell Shire - 15
  • Moorabool - 2
  • Moyne - 1
  • Murrindindi - 1
  • Pyrenees - 3
  • Shepparton - 14
  • South Gippsland - 1
  • Surf Coast - 1
  • Wangaratta - 1
  • Warrnambool - 1
  • Wellington - 1
  • Yarriambiack - 1

Premier Dan Andrews announced in a press conference that despite the case numbers, the city of Latrobe will still end its lockdown at midnight tonight. He said that the situation in Latrobe is under control and it’s understood that it’s, for now, safe for Latrobe to return to the standard regional Victorian COVID guidelines.

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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