A COVID-19 testing blitz is being rolled out across parts of northeast Melbourne as the city's residents hold out hope for more restrictions to ease on Sunday.
Four budding artists aged between seven and 18 have won the Young Archie prize in their age categories, showing ability and thinking beyond their years.
Victoria has reported seven new cases of COVID-19 and no deaths, as authorities tell some Melbourne residents to get tested and isolate even if asymptomatic.
Police have arrested 16 protesters and handed out 61 fines at a tense demonstration against Melbourne's coronavirus restrictions.
Victoria has recorded one new case of coronavirus and no deaths, as some 800 people remain in self-isolation in Melbourne's northern suburbs.
More than 500 people have been ordered to isolate as the state pounces on a growing cluster in Melbourne's north.
Victoria Police are investigating a Department of Health and Human Services staffer allegedly behind a coronavirus roadmap media leak.
While AFL fans are being assured that police drones won't hover over their backyards on grand final day, Victorians are warned not to breach health rules.
Victoria has recorded five new cases of coronavirus, all linked to a cluster in Melbourne's northern suburbs that has forced some 500 people into quarantine.
Nine boys, including two 13-year-olds, have been charged with murder over the stabbing death of Melbourne teenager Solomone Taufeulungaki.
A woman has been jailed for murdering an international student in Melbourne with a sex toy, after meeting him on a dating site.
A woman who choked a man to death with a sex toy cable has been jailed in Victoria, but could be out in as little as three years and three months.
A former client of underworld snitch Nicola Gobbo should have his drug trafficking conviction overturned and not face a new trial, prosecutors have conceded.
A man who murdered his drinking friend and buried his body in a shallow grave in the backyard of his Wangaratta home has been jailed for 20 years.
Health authorities are desperately trying to prevent a new cluster of cases ahead of a proposed easing of restrictions on Sunday.
Victoria's chief health officer will provide a new statement to the hotel quarantine inquiry after emails emerged contradicting his earlier testimony.