This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 5 October 2021.
- Thousands of vaccine appointments available in Victoria
- In NSW, 67.5 per cent are fully vaccinated
- Over 94 per cent of Canberrans over 12 partially vaccinated
- Queensland records two new locally acquired cases
Victoria has recorded 1,763 new locally acquired cases, marking the highest daily tally of any Australian state or territory since the pandemic. Four people have died.
Premier Daniel Andrews says there are thousands of appointments available for Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines.
From today, the construction industry is reopening with only vaccinated staff allowed to return to job sites as long as they follow strict COVID-19 safeguards.
Latrobe Valley region will exit lockdown from midnight tonight.
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New South Wales
NSW has recorded 608 new locally acquired cases and seven deaths,
A total of 88.5 per cent of people aged 16 and over have had one dose of the vaccine, while 67.5 per cent are fully vaccinated to 11.59pm on Sunday 3 October 2021.
Stay-at-home orders have been extended until 11 October in Taree, Forster-Tuncurry and Muswellbrook due to increasing case numbers in those areas.
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Australian Capital Territory
The territory has recorded 33 locally acquired cases, with at least 14 in the community while infectious.
A total of 94 per cent of people aged 12 and over have had one dose of the vaccine, while more than 65 per cent have received their second dose.
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Last 24 hours around Australia
- Australia is on track to achieve 80 per cent vaccination of people over 16 by mid-November.
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: