5 Jul 2022
Several places were hit with about a month's rain over the weekend, causing dams to overflow and waterways to break their banks. Roughly 30,000 people have been told to either leave their homes or prepare to do so.
3 Aug 2021
Australian defence force personnel assist police in several home isolation checks, with officers enforcing stay-at-home orders during Sydney's lockdown. Authorities have been struggling to stop the spread of the highly infectious Delta variant in Sydney, and to ensure that residents follow containment rules as efforts to boost vaccination rates continue.
31 Jul 2021
Australian authorities have extended Sydney's lockdown until August 28 after a spike in COVID cases. Meanwhile, more than half of Germany's population is now fully vaccinated. Follow DW for the latest.
27 Jul 2021
Thousands of protesters march through Sydney railing against lockdowns, with protesters pelting mounted police with a plant pot and bottles in one of several clashes. Police made dozens of arrests from the largely unmasked protest, with chants of "freedom" and banners challenging the stay-at-home orders.
23 Jul 2021
Sydney's iconic harbour and city streets are nearly deserted as Australia's largest city reported another record number of new infections. The recent rise in cases has prompted a decision by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to suspend the quarantine-free travel bubble between the two countries for at least eight weeks.
14 Jul 2021
Australia's largest city will remain in lockdown until at least July 30. South Korea has tightened its restrictions after daily COVID cases have reached record levels. Follow DW for the latest coronavirus news.
13 Jul 2021
Police guard the entrances of a Sydney apartment block where nine people have tested positive for Covid-19. The building was placed under strict lockdown, as authorities step up efforts to curb a coronavirus outbreak. Residents put up signs reading "send beer" and "where is the vaccine?" in the buildings' windows. Australia's latest Covid-19 outbreak began in mid-June and has since grown to 767 cases.
30 Jun 2021
The two men got lost in a forest after an encounter with a deer, prompting a phone call to police. Once found, the pair were fined for breaking stay-at-home orders by traveling outside Sydney.
28 May 2021
Stargazers in Sydney cast their eyes skyward to witness a rare "Super Blood Moon", as the heavens align to bring an extra-spectacular lunar eclipse. The first total lunar eclipse in two years will happen at the same time as the Moon is closest to Earth, in what astronomers say is a once-in-a-decade show.
28 Mar 2021
Residents west of Sydney have been evacuated after unprecedented rainfall. Sixteen parts of New South Wales have been declared "disaster ridden."
6 Jan 2021
The finishing touches are being put on a glitzy show at the Sydney Opera House, as the venue prepared to host an opera crowd for the first time since March. "The Merry Widow" will open on Tuesday to masked audiences up to 75 percent capacity, in a sign of hope for a performing arts industry crippled by the pandemic
26 Dec 2020
Sydney's Bondi beach -- normally packed with dressed-up surfers celebrating Christmas -- looks much emptier this year as the threat of a growing cluster of cases in northern Sydney keeps the crowds away.