Two people are confirmed dead from bushfires on Kangaroo Island in South Australia.
A nine-month-old girl is murdered by her father at the Whispering Wall in South Australia. The perpetrator, already known by police for incidents involving domestic violence, commits suicide at the scene.
An 8 meter high fire ignites accidentally next to Adelaide Oval after the 9pm New Year's Eve fireworks in Adelaide, South Australia. This comes following major controversy over the New Year's firework displays across Australia in response to ongoing bushfires.
A temperature of 47°C (116.6F) is recorded in the remote outback town of Oodnadatta, South Australia, marking Australia's hottest day on record with average temperatures of 40.9°C, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
Around 7,500 people in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, stage a protest against Prime Minister Scott Morrison's lack of acknowledgement towards an ongoing bushfire caused by drought and climate change.
A bushfire burns out of control near the South Australian town of Wasleys with authorities warning of significant risk to lives and property. Two deaths have been confirmed with another person feared dead.