Australia completely reopens its international borders to fully vaccinated citizens who are currently overseas. In the past, returning citizens were staggered through arrival caps and were required to pay for two weeks of quarantine. This will also allow fully-vaccinated Australians to leave and return to the country without an exemption.
Lockdown restrictions are further eased in Melbourne as 80% of the adult population are now fully vaccinated. Schools, non-essential retail, restaurants and gyms reopen with density limits, masks are no longer mandatory outdoors, and travel between Melbourne and regional Victoria resumes.
Melbourne lifts its world-record lockdown restrictions as over 70% of the Victorian population are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Private and public gatherings are now allowed with limitations and schools and businesses will reopen with density caps. The controversial night-time curfew is also lifted.
New South Wales (NSW) lifts lockdown restrictions for fully vaccinated residents after 107 days. Travel restrictions are lifted, businesses reopen in a limited capacity, and private and public gatherings are permitted with some restrictions. NSW residents who are not fully vaccinated, with the exception of residents of some regional towns where infections are low, will be expected to continue to follow lockdown restrictions.
Several regional areas of New South Wales enter a lockdown after an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. At the same time, due to reaching statewide vaccination targets, lockdown measures are relaxed slightly across New South Wales, with children under the age of 18 years old able to form a "friends bubble" with one other household.
New South Wales eases its lockdown rules for people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 where people outside LGAs of concern are allowed to gather in groups of up to five people in a person's LGA or within 5 km from their home.