Dancing will be allowed at all venues across Queensland from Monday, while 100 people will be allowed to gather at homes in Tasmania, among other eased restrictions.
Meanwhile, Victoria's Chief Health Officer, Brett Sutton, announced that from Saturday, South Australians will no longer need a border permit to travel into Victoria.
Here is a summary of what happened on Wednesday:
- The Victorian Government is releasing 120,000 travel vouchers to kickstart tourism spending in regional parts of the state
- More died in a single day in the United States than did in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001
- Queensland will allow indoor dancing in pubs, clubs and nightclubs from noon, December 14
- Tasmania, meanwhile, will increase the limit on gatherings in homes from 40 to 100 people, while dancing and "vertical drinking" will be permitted by up to 100 people in indoor venues
Look back at how the day's news unfolded in our live coronavirus blog.