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COVID-19 update: New lockdowns for Greater Sydney, western NSW and ACT

Overlooking Lake Burley Griffin with Dept. of Defence in the foreground, Captain Cook water jet centre and Black Mountain top right. (AAP Photo/Alan Porritt) Source: AAP Photo/Alan Porritt

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 12 August 2021.


  • More areas in NSW under tighter lockdown restrictions
  • Additional support announced for Melbourne businesses
  • ACT enters lockdown from 5pm
  • South Australians can travel to Queensland by plane

New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 345 new locally acquired cases, with at least 60 in the community while infectious. Two men in their 90s died due to COVID-19.

Bogan, Bourke, Brewarrina, Coonamble, Gilgandra, Narromine, Walgett and Warren local government areas have been added overnight to the NSW's list of locked-down areas.

Bayside, Burwood and Strathfield are subject to extra COVID-19 restrictions from 5pm, bringing the total of Sydney’s local government areas in lockdown to 12.

Find here the list of vaccination clinics

Victoria

Victoria has recorded 21 new locally acquired cases, out of which four are not linked to known outbreaks. Six cases were in the community while infectious.

Minister for Jobs, Innovation & Trade Martin Pakula announced additional support for more than 100,000 metropolitan Melbourne businesses affected by the second week of lockdown.

Find here the list of vaccination centres.

Last 24 hours around Australia
  • Queensland records 10 new locally acquired cases linked to known outbreaks and quarantined while infectious.
  • QLD Premier Palaszczuk says South Australians can come to Queensland by air and warns residents not to cross the border into NSW.

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:

NSW 
Victoria 
Queensland 
South Australia 
ACT 
Western Australia 
Tasmania
Northern Territory 


Pandemic disaster payment information in each state and territory:

NSW 
Victoria 
Queensland 
South Australia 
ACT 
Western Australia 
Tasmania
Northern Territory

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