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COVID-19 Update: ‘Victorians have done the hard work’ says Premier as restrictions to ease from midnight

Victorians are set to enjoy greater freedoms with restrictions easing from midnight and state approaching the 90 per cent vaccination target this weekend. Source: AAP Image/LUIS ASCUI

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 18 November 2021.

  • Restrictions will ease in Victoria from midnight tonight with density limits being removed for all vaccinated people.
  • Victoria has made major changes to isolation rules with positive cases having to quarantine for 10 days and close contacts having to quarantine only till they receive their negative PCR report. However, household contacts will have to quarantine.
  • The Victorian parliament has postponed the  pandemic powers bill debate.
  • NT authorities await results on genomic sequencing to find the source of outbreak.
  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison says with more than 80 per cent double vaccinations, it’s time for governments to step back and Australians take their lives back.


Victoria recorded 1,007 locally acquired cases and 12 deaths. 
NSW recorded 262 new community cases and three deaths. 
ACT has recorded 25 new local cases.

Quarantine and restrictions state by state:

Find out what you can and can't do in your state or territory


Information for international travellers and Covid-19 and travel information in language

Financial help

There are changes to the COVID-19 Disaster Payment once states reach 70 and 80 per cent fully vaccinated:  Getting help during Covid-19 from Services Australia in language

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 


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