Australia has recorded over one million COVID cases since the start of the pandemic.
More than 500,000 infections have been reported in the past week, putting pressure on the healthcare system and supply chains.
There are currently 612,000 active cases nationwide and over 3,800 people hospitalised with the virus.
Of these, 342 people are in intensive care and 99 are on ventilators.
A total of 2,416 people have died with the disease.