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Thousands flock to beaches in Sydney and Melbourne seeking relief from brutal heatwave (but some get the waves all to themselves!)
Australia is currently sweltering through a hot start to summer as temperatures climb as high as 39 degrees in part of the country including Sydney's west.
The bare MAXIMUM! Australia swelters through the hottest December day in a decade as temperatures hit nearly 40C - and it's not over yet as Sydney prepares for its warmest night in 148 years
Sea breezes knocked temperatures in Sydney down six degrees within half an hour on Tuesday before temperatures began to rise again, as a heat wave sweeps across Australia.
Hottest December day in 11 years: Sydney hits 37.8C on the COAST as city braces for the hottest night since 1868 - when the minimum reached 26.3C
Australia is bracing for the hottest December night since 1972, as a 'freak' heatwave sends temperatures soaring across the country.
The South Australian government is set for a huge financial windfall when the first regular direct flight from China lands on Tuesday.
'Your fiance is pregnant and you're NOT the father!' Church posts cheeky billboard about the 'scandal' over the birth of Jesus to win over new worshippers
The Holy Trinity Church in Adelaide has rolled out a tongue-in-cheek campaign for Christmas showing an ecstatic man finding out he's not the father of his fiance's unborn child.
'Crazed' man repeatedly punches another commuter in shocking train attack - before scratching graffiti into a window
A shocking video filmed on a mobile phone has emerged of a man violently assaulting and verbally abusing commuters aboard a city-bound train in Adelaide.
'We're a bunch of Christmas nerds!' Teresa Palmer shares happy festive snap as she prepares to give birth to her second son in a matter of days
She's just days away from giving birth to her second son. But despite being heavily pregnant Teresa Palmer is still getting into the festive spirit.
Breastfeeding mum banned from Missy Higgins picnic concert because she wanted to bring her four-month-old daughter
A mother and her four-month-old baby were banned from attending a Missy Higgins concert at the Bird in Hand, in South Australia. Sarah Reece was told babes in arms were not allowed in.
Domestic jetlag? Dami Im looks exhausted as she jets into Adelaide for final leg of Classic Carpenters tour... after revealing she wants to 'just chill out' for Christmas
Eurovision star Dami Im looked exhausted as she arrived at Adelaide airport on Friday.
Senior teacher at elite private school sacked for 'sending inappropriate texts to a student after school hours'
Senior teacher, Jamie Holland, from Pembroke School in Adelaide was dismissed after he was accused of sending inappropriate messages to a student outside of school hours.
Surprise pregnancy that's a win for nature: Zookeepers shocked to discover critically endangered Sumatran orangutan is expecting - despite being on the pill
An endangered orangutan at Adelaide Zoo has become pregnant - despite being on contraceptives. The zoo's senior primate keeper announced the unexpected pregnancy on Facebook on Thursday.
Moment shirtless man, 36, is led from a home in handcuffs after being arrested over 'tasering a pregnant woman in a violent home invasion'
A 36-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly tasered a pregnant woman during a violent home invasion on a Morphett Vale property, south of Adelaide.
Young indigenous couple 'refused entry to their local pub where they had considered getting married' after being told 'Aboriginal people brawled there the week before'... as the hotel denies it is racist
Peter Koncz and his wife just wanted to go to the pub on Saturday night - but they were shocked when security at the Palais Hotel (shown) in Adelaide wouldn't let them in due to their skin colour, they claim.
Carrie Underwood cuts a casual figure in tracksuit bottoms and a graphic hoodie as she arrives in Adelaide for Keith Urban's tour
Carrie Underwood cut a casual figure in tracksuit bottoms and a graphic hoodie as she arrived at Adelaide Airport on Sunday, ahead of her guest appearance on Keith Urban's tour.
'He was actually really nice': Girlfriend of a tattooed man, 26, who abducted his ex-partner and two young children says he was 'very loving'
A man who was shot by police after taking his ex-girlfriend and her two children hostage in a 90-minute car chase through Adelaide has been described as 'really nice' by his current girlfriend
'This is what you get for riding like a f***head': Woman scolds 'joyriding' biker as he lies injured at the side of the road after crashing in a fireball
Kira Lee, from Adelaide, captured a 23-year-old biker driving irresponsibly through the streets moments before he was seriously hurt in a fiery crash, before returning to scold him on camera.
Home sweet home! Pregnant Teresa Palmer shares intimate snaps of her newly renovated house in Adelaide
Teresa Palmer might still be pregnant, but something positive has just arrived in the form of a completed home.
What did YOUR city look like 30 years ago? Incredible timelapse shows how Australia has changed as population ballooned by nine MILLION
Incredible timelapse satellite footage has revealed how Australia's cities have grown in size over the last three decades.
'Some kids never get invited to a birthday': Father to host 'biggest party ever' - but ONLY for children who have never been to one before
Adelaide TV personality Andrew 'Cosi' Costello, from Channel 9's South Aussie With Cosi, will host a birthday bash for children who have never been invited to a party before.
He's a natural! Adorable golf prodigy practices his swing with everything from BBQ tongs to pots and pans
Sam Blewett, 22-months-old, from Adelaide, South Australia is impressing golf fans on social media with his incredible golf swing after videos of him practicing went viral.
He's aced it! Tennis champion Lleyton Hewitt teaches son Cruz, seven, how to surf and proudly looks on as he catches a wave
Lleyton Hewitt soaked up quality time with his lookalike son Cruz before the seven year old successfully caught a wave
Father, 26, shot by police inside his car after 'abducting a mum, her baby and three-year-old girl and threatening to SHOOT them' - following a high-speed chase through Adelaide
A father who allegedly abducted a mother and their two young children has been shot by police after threatening his three-year-old with a gun following a high-speed chase through Adelaide.
Woman left her 14 cats locked in her house until they became so hungry they started EATING each other
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT A woman who left 14 cats to die inside her squalid Woodville West home in Adelaide, South Australia, has been convicted of animal cruelty.
Former Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hick, 41, has appeared in an Adelaide court on Monday charged with assaulting his partner.
South Argh-stralia! Adelaide beachgoers left terrified as EIGHTEEN huge sharks are spotted near shore in one day
Beachgoers in South Australia have been warned to be careful and swim in shallow water as scores of large sharks descend on the shoreline to feed off schools of salmon.
'They're not people, they're not Australian': Woman launches vile racist rant at an Asian mother and her daughter on a packed bus
A woman on an Adelaide bus has been recorded (footage pictured) swearing repeatedly at a mother and her daughter. She accuses them of not being 'f****** Australian' and failing to pay for a ticket.
Moment brazen thief steals giant $800 Buddha head statue in broad daylight - but no one stopped him because they thought he had bought it
The brawny bandit picked up the heavy Buddha head on a busy strip in Adelaide 'like a feather' and even got help putting it in his car by a passerby who didn't realise it was a brazen daylight heist.
Four young men are dead after a horrific crash when their car lost control and rolled after smashing into a guard rail
Four men aged 28, 23, 22 and 17 have died in a tragic accident in Penola, south-east of Adelaide, after their car lost control and crashed into a guard rail in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Minister launches foul-mouthed tirade at Barnaby Joyce in restaurant before storming off to get an icecream
South Australia's Water Minister Ian Hunter (pictured) has told Barnaby Joyce to 'f**k off' and called his female colleague a 'c**t' at a council meeting in Adelaide Thursday night.
Hottest ticket in town: Adele releases ticket prices for her long-awaited Australian tour... after confirming five stadium concerts Down Under in 2017
Adele fans can expect to pay up to $310 to see the star perform in Australia for the first time. Tickets for all five of her confirmed tour dates are expected to be greatly in-demand.
A 45-year-old man has died after he was hit by a taxi on Tapleys Hill Road, near Adelaide Airport late on Wednesday night. The taxi driver remained at the scene and was questioned by police.
Graffiti gang attacks South Australian MP after he calls police to report their vandalism at a train station
South Australia's parliamentary speaker Michael Atkinson (pictured) says he was attacked after he called police to report graffiti vandalism at a train station in Adelaide.
The countdown is on: Heavily pregnant Teresa Palmer attempts to cover her baby bump in an oversized cardigan as she enjoys a day out with her toddler son Bodhi
Teresa Palmer attempted to cover her large baby bump as she dressed in loose-fitting clothing during a day out in Adelaide, South Australia with her son Bodhi on Monday.
Feeling sleepy? The Veronicas' Lisa and Jess Origliasso look tired without make-up as they clutch their pillows and shuffle through Adelaide Airport
They're currently on a grueling promotional schedule for their new pop single, On Your Side.
'People think girls can't sexually harass guys': Elite private school under fire for allowing Year 12 students to create a collage of young men they had 'hooked up with'
Young men from private schools in Adelaide are calling out the elite all-girls school, Wilderness, for double standards after staff let them create a 'wall of boys' that ended up online.
It's a wild one! Sydney cops a drenching and Adelaide is hit with golf-sized hailstones as severe storms lash northern Victoria and leave thousands without power
The wild weather forecast for much of Australia this weekend has begun to fall, with Sydney and Adelaide both drenched by rain overnight, while 350 calls for help were made in Mildura, Victoria.
Real-life Breaking Bad: Terminally ill man jailed for 19 years for importing $60MILLION worth of meth to support his family
Terminally ill Adelaide man Anthony Scott, 45, has been sentenced to more than 19 years in jail over a drug importation ring reminiscent of hit television show Breaking Bad.
Former teacher found GUILTY of murdering schoolgirl Louise Bell more than 30 years ago - solving one of Australia's most notorious cold cases
Convicted murderer and former physics teacher Dieter Pfennig, 68, has been found guilty of murdering Adelaide schoolgirl Louise Bell more than 30 years ago.
It's a scorcher! Brisbane heatwave hits 36 degrees as the city sizzles through the hottest day of Spring - as Sydney also braces for a rainy but steaming weekend ahead
Brisbane sweltered through its hottest day of Spring so far this year, but residents are now bracing for wild weather as severe thunderstorms are expected to intensify into the weekend.
American Apparel stores in Australia to shut within WEEKS - after firm behind the shops known for their raunchy ads goes bust
American Apparel's three Australian stores in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide are set to close after the fashion retailer, known for their raunchy ads, went into voluntary administration.
Drunk man avoids jail after he sexually assaulted his fiancee's coworker at a New Year's Eve party – but was so intoxicated he doesn’t remember
A drunk man who sexually assaulted his fiancee's work colleague at a New Year's Eve party has had his three-year jail sentence suspended by Adelaide's District Court. Pictured is a stock image.
Someone's popular! Delta Goodrem touches down in Adelaide for the Wings of the Wild tour and receives flowers from her adoring fans
Before her show at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the 31-year-old singer was greeted by fans who gave her flowers as she arrived at the airport
Furious mother punches her daughter's after school carer in the head outside court after he is acquitted of all but one count of sexually abusing 10 children
Brenton Kelly Dickson (pictured) was punched outside court in Adelaide on Friday, where he was earlier convicted of one count of persistent sexual exploitation of a child.
Hunt for predator who sexually assaulted a woman as children slept nearby during a terrifying early morning home invasion in Adelaide
Police are searching for a man in his 20s after two women were assaulted, one sexually, during a home invasion in Adelaide's northern suburbs (shown) early on Thursday morning.
Pictured: The tragic little boy, 16 months, fighting for his life after contracting 'cruel and ugly' meningococcal disease
The grandmother of a 16-month-old boy put on life support the day after contracting meningococcal disease has posted a confronting photo of his worsening condition in an Adelaide hospital.
A teenager, who crashed a stolen ute and killed a mother-of-two (pictured) in Adelaide in October, has pleaded guilty to causing the woman's death, appearing via video link in the Adelaide Youth Court.
A South Australian baby is in a critical condition in an Adelaide hospital after being admitted with meningococcal disease (pictured), the 21st case reported in the state this year.
Nicholas Sneath, 14, from Adelaide Hills, South Australia, said he discovered the cuddly creature in his bedroom after it crawled in through his family's doggy door late at night.
Looking for a ssssscrewdriver? Deadly eastern brown snake found lurking under the shelves in a hardware store
Shoppers got the shock of their lives when the venomous reptile slithered down an aisle at the shop in Victor Harbour, South Australia, on Sunday.
Mother, 50, fighting for life in hospital after she was 'run down by an unsupervised female L-plate driver'
A South Australian woman (pictured) is fighting for her life in hospital after being hit by an alleged unsupervised learner driver on Saturday night in north Adelaide.
Woman who beat a teenage girl to death and poured boiling water on her is found dead weeks after being released from prison
Convicted murderer Tara Kehoe was found dead in Adelaide's southern suburbs. Kehoe had been taking part in a pre-release program run by Adelaide women's prison when she was reported missing.
Man who murdered his 'tiger mum' gets an extra 10 months in jail after he pleaded guilty to having a depraved child pornography collection
Wei Li, 23, who is serving a nine-year sentence for bludgeoning his mother to death at the family's Adelaide home will spend an extra 10 months in jail for possessing child pornography.
Shocking moment rival A-League fans clash outside of Coopers Stadium following Melbourne Victory's extra time winner over Adelaide United
Horrific scenes outside of Coopers Stadium in Adelaide on Saturday marred an A-League classic which saw Melbourne Victory snatch an extra time winner.
Keeping it simple: Dannii Minogue looks chic in tight skinny jeans and a leather jacket... after opening the Feast Festival in Adelaide
Dannii Minogue showed off a wide smile on Sunday as she strolled through Adelaide airport after opening the annual gay and lesbian Feast Festival.
'Don't leave me, mummy!' Adorable moment rare baby monkey tightly clings onto mother's back after being born at Adelaide Zoo
An adorable and rare Golden Lion Tamarin monkey (pictured) has been born at Adelaide zoo. The infant is a welcomed addition to the zoo's international breeding program.
Let her have cake! Dannii Minogue celebrates her 45th birthday by preparing to headline Adelaide's Feast Festival... but still manages to find time for a sweet treat or two
Pop princess Dannii Minogue barely took any time out to celebrate her 45th birthday on Thursday, except to share a glass of champagne with Virgin Airlines flight crew before jetting off to Adelaide.
Family wakes up to find thieves wearing creepy clown masks inside their home - after robbing four properties on the same street
One family had an almighty shock on Friday when they woke in the early hours of the morning to discover thieves reportedly wearing clown masks inside their home in Adelaide's north.
Rescuers use OLIVE OIL to free 12-year-old boy trapped in a cave 15 metres underground for five hours
A South Australian schoolboy was rescued with the help of olive oil and a harness on Thursday after he became trapped in a cave 15 metres underground.
Patrick Perkins, 57, a grandfather-of-five from Adelaide, is accused of raping one woman and assaulting four others over a six year period from 2011 to 2015.
Man 'bashed his ex-girlfriend and mother-of-two to death then faked a car accident to cover up the crime'
A man may have murdered his ex-girlfriend and then staged a car crash north of Adelaide to cover up his crimes, a court has heard.
'She was selfless': Family remembers mother-of-two tragically killed in a horrific fireball after 'two teen boys, 15 and 17, crashed into her in stolen truck'
Nicole Tucker (pictured) was waiting at a red light on a major expressway in Adelaide, South Australia, on October 6 when a stolen Holden ute driven allegedly by teenagers crashed into her.
Schoolgirls break out into vicious brawl at Hungry Jack's - after one girl throws a drink at another teenager
The shocking mobile phone footage shows one girl walking up to a table of teenagers at the burger joint in Adelaide and chucking her drink over her.
Firefighters pulled the puppy called Layla from the blaze in Salisbury, in Adelaide's north, after the flames tore through owner Iesha Morgan's home. Ms Morgan was able to flee with her three children.
Never mind clowns... now we've got ZOMBIES: Adelaide park invaded by bloodied undead creatures for terrifying annual dress-up walk
Adelaide was invaded by hundreds of bloodied zombies on Saturday for the annual Zombie Walk, a free annual community event that raises money for Foodbank SA, a national charity.
Taxi driver who ran down a drunk passenger and broke his legs after he refused to pay says he did it 'because he was upset about another customer who racially abused him earlier'
Amritpal Singh Gill (pictured) has received a suspended sentence after he ran down a drunken customer who had refused to pay his fare in Adelaide, breaking both the victim’s legs in the process.
Mother who killed her four-year-old daughter by crashing into a truck while high on METH is refused permission to reverse her guilty plea
Adelaide mother Kylie Anne Hie, 34, has been refused permission to change her guilty plea after admitting to being high on meth when she crashed her car and killed her daughter in 2013.
'Abhorrent' paedophile jailed for just three years for raping his daughter and stepdaughter, the family dog and CHICKENS - because the judge says he has a 'strong motivation to recover'
An Adelaide man, 27, has sexually assaulted his three-year-old daughter, his nine-year-old stepdaughter, the family dog and chickens.
Talented hockey player, 20, dies after plummeting from a bridge in a stunt gone wrong as his friends FILMED it
One of the best hockey player's in South Australia lost his life on Sunday after jumping 20 metres from a bridge as his friends watched on and filmed the daylight stunt.
Talk about a stormy start to the relationship! Couple defies the weather and ties the knot DURING South Australia's worst storm in 50 years
Lauren Venning, 25, and husband James, 26, married on his family farm in the South Australian town of Bute just days after the state was hit with the biggest storm seen in 50 years.
Violent brawl at strip club breaks out after a man was asked to stop 'speaking rudely to one of the female staff members'
Matthew Gregory Denton, 30, was asked by a staff member at an Adelaide strip club to stop being rude to a female staff member when he allegedly bottled the man, a court has heard.
I'm totally falling for you! Young couple was on a date when their car was swallowed up by a SINKHOLE
A young couple enjoying a date in Adelaide on Tuesday had parked their Suzuki 4WD on a hill to view the lights when a giant sinkhole opened up beneath them at about 11.30pm.
Woman who was high on meth when she hit and killed a mother-of-three says she should avoid jail because it would affect her baby boy
Samantha Magdaleine Farrer, who was high on ice when she hit and killed mother-of-three Kathleen Heraghty near Adelaide in 2013, says serving jail time could ruin her relationship with her son.
'I've never seen someone so scared': Neighbours describe the terrifying moment they found a bound and gagged woman in suspected Adelaide home invasion that left grandmother, 57, dead
Neighbours who comforted a bound and gagged 27-year-old woman in a driveway after a suspected Adelaide home invasion have said they have never seen someone so scared.
Pictured: The grandmother, 57, found dead in a chilling Adelaide home invasion in which her daughter-in-law was bound and gagged
Myrna Nilsson (pictured), 57, was murdered inside her Adelaide house in a horrifying home invasion on Friday night. The attack also left her daughter-in-law gagged and tied up in the neighbour's front lawn.
Tragedy for couples struggling to have a baby as South Australian blackout storm destroys precious embryos at fertility clinic
Embryos at an Adelaide fertility clinic have been destroyed in compromised incubators after a back up generator failed during a power outage in severe storms in South Australia.
Doctor saves the life of premature baby by using a hand pump to supply infant with oxygen after hospital's power was cut in South Australian storms
A doctor at Adelaide's Flinders Medical Centre hand pumped the baby oxygen for 90 minutes after backup power failed during the huge storm on Wednesday that plunged the state into darkness.
The heartbreaking moment Kevin the koala clings for dear life to a tree as brutal storms batter south Australia
Jacqueline Breithaupt, a mother-of-two from Adelaide Hills, filmed Kevin the koala clinging to a tree as the worst storm for 50 years hit southern Australia yesterday, felling trees and power lines.
Worst storm in 50 years rips South Australia's power network apart leaving millions without power - as 140km/h winds push wild weather to Victoria
Destructive winds ripped through parts of South Australia on Wednesday night bringing down the entire power network - as winds of at least 140km/h have started to lash Victoria.
'I want to cut his heart out': Friends of Cy Walsh reveal how he wanted to stab his AFL legend father - as haunting images emerge of him in the street moments after the killing
A friend of Cy Walsh revealed in her witness statement that the 27-year-old told her he wanted to stab his father Phil Walsh, just days before he killed the AFL legend.