Child dies after tractor incident near Warrnambool

A toddler has died after an incident involving a tractor near Warrnambool in Victoria's south-west this morning

Cyclone Penny could re-form and track back towards Queensland coast, Bureau of Meteorology says

Ex-tropical cyclone Penny could re-form off Queensland within hours but there is uncertainty about whether it will track back towards the coast, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says

Chemical stockpiles found at Melbourne warehouses linked to West Footscray inferno

An investigation into last year's industrial inferno in West Footscray has uncovered "illegal" chemical stockpiles in seven warehouses in Melbourne's north, according to authorities

Opal Tower woes continue after new cracks found on lower levels

The engineering firm investigating what caused a large crack to develop on a concrete panel in Sydney's Opal Tower has discovered more damage in the building

Police officer injured in hit-and-run while doing breath tests in Adelaide on New Year's Day

Police are looking for a male driver following a hit-and-run at a roadside breath test at Mile End, in Adelaide's west, early on New Year's Day

Category one Tropical Cyclone Penny to cross Queensland coast this afternoon

Tropical Cyclone Penny is expected to cross the Queensland coast near Weipa around 4:00pm today, bringing heavy rain and damaging winds

Sydney New Year's Eve revellers hit by heavy rain after camping overnight to see fireworks

Sydney Harbour lit up with 8.5 tonnes of fireworks as the clock ticked over to midnight on New Year's Eve, with thousands sticking out an evening downpour to secure prime vantage points for the spectacle

New Year's Eve celebrations in Australia's capital cities will include new pastel fireworks and extra public transport

Australia will bring 2019 in with a bang, with fireworks across the country set to be bigger and better than ever

Man dies after being run over while asleep at a camping ground in southern New South Wales

Police are urging campers to be vigilant after a man was killed when he was run over by his unattended vehicle at Wattletree Beach camping ground at Barooga in southern New South Wales

Queenslanders in state's far north urged to factor tropical cyclone threat into New Year's Day plans

The new year may bring a tropical cyclone to Far North Queensland, with locals encouraged to plan ahead for the possibility of a destructive storm

Man dies after taking 'unknown substance' at Lost Paradise music festival

A man is dead and two people are in hospital after taking an unknown substance at the Lost Paradise music festival, west of Gosford

NSW Government to crack down on dodgy building certifiers following Opal Tower saga


The NSW Government has announced a crackdown on dodgy building certifiers as it tries to manage the fallout from Sydney's Opal Tower fiasco

Teenager shot by police in Brisbane after wielding knives and 'threatening officers'

A 16-year-old boy has been shot by police and is recovering in hospital after he allegedly threatened officers with knives during a confrontation on Brisbane's southside

Police arrest Chilean 'tourists' allegedly running luxury goods burglary syndicate in Australia

Police have arrested eight people alleged to be part of an international organised crime gang accused of stealing more than $1.2 million of luxury goods from homes and shopping centres across Sydney and Melbourne

Boy, 7, travelling with truck driver dad dies in Darling Downs highway collision

A seven-year-old boy has died after the truck his father was driving crashed into another truck and burst into flames

Deaths in Duncraig and Clarkson house fights see two men charged with murder

Two fights in separate houses in Perth's suburbs in the two days after Christmas Day have resulted in two men being charged with murder by police

NSW Police investigate video of officer appearing to tell driver 'go back to China' during traffic stop


New South Wales Police are investigating a video that appears to show an officer telling a driver to "go back to China" before shoving him on Christmas Day

Sydney Opal Tower crack photos emerge as NSW Government launches investigation

The NSW Government has ordered a "comprehensive investigation" into the structural integrity of Sydney's Opal Tower after a severe crack in the 34-storey apartment building forced a mass evacuation on Christmas Eve

Bonnyrigg man who shot stepmother in head with nail gun on Christmas Day charged with attempted murder

A man has been charged with attempted murder after shooting his stepmother several times with a nail gun during a family Christmas dinner in south-west Sydney

Drone operator stops Christmas Day bushfire waterbombing on Bruny


Aircraft waterbombing a Christmas Day bushfire in Tasmania had to be called off due to a drone flying in the area