Australia's two-time Dakar motorcycle champion Toby Price has been forced to exit this year's race after crashing in the Saudi Arabian desert.
The start of the Formula One season has been delayed after the Australian Grand Prix was postponed from March to November because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geelong star Tom Hawkins is already relishing the prospect of playing alongside boom recruit Jeremy Cameron in a new-look forward line this AFL season.
The Morrison government has reignited concerns over state border closures as Australians grapple with inconsistent travel restrictions in different parts of the country.
Denis Kudla and Francisco Cerundolo have both been rushed into quarantine at the Australian Open qualifying event in Doha after testing positive for COVID-19.
Facebook says it's treating the next two weeks as a "major civic event" and will remove certain content containing the phrase "stop the steal" from its social media platforms.
Australians stranded overseas have been dealt another blow, with passenger numbers halved on three repatriation flights because of new caps on international arrivals.
There's no doubt Gold Coast are excited to unleash Matt Rowell on the AFL in 2021 but Suns coach Stuart Dew has dismissed concerns his team is in danger of becoming a one-man band.
The threat posed by an uncontrolled bushfire to the South Australian southeast township of Lucindale has eased but livestock, buildings and fences have been lost in the area.
The partner of the Brisbane cleaner who tested positive to the UK COVID-19 variant has also become infected but the city's lockdown won't be extended.