States and territories are reintroducing COVID-safe measures and working to reform how they contact trace exposures amid a spike in cases.
A host of COVID-19 restrictions will ease in NSW on Wednesday, with the unvaccinated allowed to enjoy hospitality venues and shop freely.
Life in NSW will return almost to normal in December for both the vaccinated and unvaccinated as part of the state's roadmap.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australians need to do the right thing by their neighbours and stop flouting COVID-19 restrictions.
A Sydneysider passed out at an illegal office birthday party and awoke to a $1000 fine for breaching coronavirus restrictions.