LATEST COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS:
* Qantas has brought forward its international flights restart to November 14 as restrictions ease and Australia edges closer to 80 per cent double-dose vaccination coverage.
* National Cabinet, which met on Friday, has endorsed a plan to start third-dose booster vaccines later this year.
* Victoria recorded 1488 new cases of coronavirus in the 24 hours to Saturday morning and two men aged in their 60s have died.
* Victorian businesses impacted by the construction industry's two-week shutdown will be given almost $200 million in financial support, as the sector prepares to reopen.
* A worker at the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation in Broadmeadows has tested positive for COVID-19, placing more than 200 refugees at risk of becoming infected.
* The ACT has recorded a further 52 locally acquired COVID-19 cases taking the territory's total active case count to 319.
* ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr says plans to end the territory's lockdown as scheduled in a fortnight's time will depend primarily on health advice.
* NSW has reported 813 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 and 10 deaths.
* Four of the 10 people who died in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm on Friday were unvaccinated and five people had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine while one man was fully vaccinated and had underlying health conditions.
* WA did not report any new COVID-19 cases overnight.
* Queensland reported two new locally acquired cases linked to current outbreaks and two in hotel quarantine.
* Fears of a postponement or relocation of Sunday's NRL grand final have been mostly allayed a day out from the historic first at Suncorp Stadium where fans will be able to get jabbed at pop-up vaccination clinics before the game.
* Protesters again took to the streets of Melbourne, a day after the state government announced a big expansion of its mandatory vaccination requirements.
* South Australia has also recorded two new virus cases, one a woman in her 30s who had recently returned from Victoria.
AUSTRALIAN VACCINATION NUMBERS:
* There have been 28,419,437 doses administered in the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout up to Saturday, including 327,717 in the previous 24 hours.
* Of the total, 16,445,026 have been administered by the Commonwealth (an increase of 213,263 in the previous 24 hours).
* 11,974,321 have been administered by the states and territories, including 114,454 in the previous 24 hours.
* Nationwide, 79 per cent of people aged over 16 have received one vaccine dose while 56 per cent are fully vaccinated.
AUSTRALIAN CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS:
* Australia reported 2357 local cases on Saturday: 1488 in Victoria, 813 in NSW, 52 in the ACT and two in both Queensland and South Australia.
* Three overseas-acquired cases were also reported: two in Queensland and one in NSW.
* The national death toll is 1321: Victoria 866, NSW 418, Tasmania 13, WA 9, Queensland 7, ACT 6, and SA 4. (Two Queensland residents who died in NSW have been included in the official tolls of both states).
GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS:
* Cases: at least 234,286,000
* Deaths: at least 4,791,000
* Vaccine doses administered: at least 6,262,616,000.
Data current as at 1730 AEST on October 2, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.