Movie goers purchase food and drinks at Palace Verona Cinema following 108 days of lockdown in Sydney. Photograph: Bianca de Marchi/EPA

Sydney’s cafes, gyms and restaurants welcomed back fully vaccinated customers on Monday after nearly four months of lockdown, as Australia aims to beg(...)

New South Wales state premier Gladys Berejiklian: ‘If you want to be able to have a meal with friends and welcome people in your home, you have to get vaccinated.’   Photograph: Joel Carrett/EPA

Australian authorities announced plans on Monday to gradually reopen locked-down Sydney, unveiling a two-tiered system that will give citizens inocula(...)

Australian police officers pepper spray anti-lockdown  protesters    in Melbourne on Saturday.  Photograph: Diego Fedele/Getty Images

Australia will stick to its lockdown strategy against coronavirus until at least 70 per cent of its population is fully vaccinated, but after that it (...)

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern: ‘If we open our borders now, we will lose the freedoms and advantages we have achieved.’ Photograph: Getty Images

New Zealand will gradually reopen its international border next year but will maintain its zero-tolerance policy towards the spread of coronavirus as (...)

People walk dogs at an empty Sydney Opera House which was closed due to Covid-19 on June 26th. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

Australia is grappling with several outbreaks of the highly contagious Delta variant of coronavirus, with a wave of restrictions rolling across the co(...)

People wait for a tram in the near-empty central business district in Sydney on Sunday, on the first full day of a two-week Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown. Photograph: Steven Saphore/AFP via Getty Images

Australia reported on Sunday one of the highest numbers for locally acquired coronavirus cases this year, triggering lockdowns in the cities of Sydney(...)

Surfers at Bondi Beach in Sydney on Sunday. Photograph: Steven Saphore/AFP via Getty Images

Sydney was isolated from the rest of Australia on Sunday after all of the country’s states and territories imposed travel restrictions on its resident(...)

Aircraft dumps fire retardant behind houses at the foot of Mount Tennant as the Orroral Valley fire creeps through the Namadgi National Park in Canberra, Australia. Photograph: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images.

Australian officials declared a state of emergency for the capital city of Canberra and surrounding regions on Friday, as soaring temperatures and str(...)

Supporters of same-sex marriage  at a protest march in Sydney on August 6th. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

Same-sex marriage could be legal in Australia by Christmas, after a postal vote on the issue followed by debate in parliament. But a postal plebiscit(...)

 Stephen Dawson (left) and Dennis Liddelow during their marriage ceremony outside Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, last Saturday. The law allowing such unions has been rejected in the Australian High Court. Photograph: Alan Porritt/EPA

Same-sex couples who married in Australia’s capital Canberra since last Saturday will have their marriages annulled after the High Court ruled against(...)