* Victoria recorded seven new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, snapping a six-day streak of double-digit daily infections.
* Five more Victorians have died, bringing the state's toll to 816 and the national figure to 904.
* Metropolitan Melbourne's 14-day case average has dropped to 9.6, while regional Victoria's has slightly increased to 0.6.
* A new cluster in the regional Victorian town of Shepparton has been sparked by a truck driver who didn't tell contact tracers he had stopped there.
* Of the seven new cases on Wednesday, three are from Shepparton
* Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the Department of Health and Human Services compliance unit was examining the matter and could make a referral to police.
* A staff member at a Woolworths store in Melbourne's CBD has tested positive and is self-isolating.
* A no-confidence motion against Mr Andrews' handling of the pandemic failed in parliament on Tuesday night.
* The Victorian government's coronavirus omnibus bill is set to become law after passing the upper house early on Wednesday morning.
* The Victorian government has been inundated with 7800 expressions of interest to tutor schoolchildren who have fallen behind during the state's lockdowns.
* Locally acquired infections were higher in NSW than Victoria on Wednesday, sparking fresh calls to end Melbourne's harsh lockdown.
* Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said Melbourne's two-week rolling average of 9.6 cases was below the Commonwealth's hotspot definition, while Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg appealed to Mr Andrews to lift restrictions from Sunday.
* There has been a 15 per cent increase in people seeking psychological support since March and a 31 per cent spike in Victoria over the past four weeks.
* Prime Minister Scott Morrison said border closures were severe for tourism but conceded travel restrictions played a role in curtailing Victoria's deadly second wave.
* The NSW government slammed the brakes on easing more restrictions after the state notched 11 locally transmitted cases on Wednesday.
* NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian likened an emerging cluster at a Lakemba GP clinic to the Crossroads Hotel outbreak that threatened the state in July.
* Queensland again recorded no new cases as a Townsville woman tested positive for the virus after travelling to Victoria for medical treatment.
* South Australia reported three new infections, all returned travellers who are in hotel quarantine.
* Western Australia had one new case - a woman in her 20s who travelled to Perth from England and is now in hotel quarantine.
* One of cycling's grand tours was heavily impacted by COVID-19 with Australian rider Michael Matthews among those to test positive, while soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and the world's top golfer Dustin Johnson have also contracted coronavirus.
* October 16 - New Zealanders can travel to NSW or the NT without having to undergo a quarantine period under a one-way travel bubble.
* October 19 - Some restrictions in Melbourne to be eased.
* October 26 - Tasmania's state of emergency due to expire.
* November 1 - Queensland border reopened to NSW visitors subject to conditions being met.
* November 2 - Regional Victoria residents allowed to travel to the Northern Territory if case numbers remain low.
* November 6 - Victoria's hotel quarantine inquiry report due.
AUSTRALIAN CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS
* There were 25 new cases in Australia - 14 in NSW, seven in Victoria, three in SA and one in WA.
* The national death toll is 904: Victoria 816, NSW 55, Tasmania 13, WA 9, Queensland 6, SA 4, ACT 3. (Two Queensland residents who died in NSW have been included in the official tolls of both states.)
GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS
* Cases: at least 38,130,000
* Deaths: at least 1,086,000
* Recovered: at least 26,467,000
Data current as of 1700 AEDT October 14, taking in federal government and state/territory government updates, Worldometer and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre.
Australian Associated Press