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'They were in town two weeks ago': Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus 'edge closer to purchasing a $4.5 million Byron Bay seaside mansion next door to brother Chris and his wife Elsa Pataky'
Miley Cyrus and fiance Liam Hemsworth are reportedly edging closer to purchasing a $4.5million Byron Bay property next door to Liam's Hollywood superstar brother Chris.
Beach boys: The Bachelorette's Matty Johnson goes swimming with nephew George ... as speculation continues that he will be next year's Bachelor
On Wednesday, The Bachelorette's Matty Johnson took to Instagram to share an adorable photo of him at the beach with nephew George.
'Political correctness gone mad': Festive banners enrage taxpayers - because the word Christmas was left out 'so people wouldn't be offended'
Banners in Sydney wishing a ‘Verry Merry’ were torn down Tuesday due to their omission of the word 'Christmas'. Ministers and taxpayers claimed they were political correctness gone mad.
'I still dream he will come home': Tori Johnson's partner still expects him to 'walk through the door' - two years after he was killed in the Lindt Cafe siege
Thomas Zinn, the partner of Lindt Cafe manager Tori Johnson, said he still expects him to walk through the door two years after he was shot and killed during the Lindt Cafe siege in Sydney.
Erin Holland stuns in a daringly low cut mini-dress at the Australian premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
The 27-year-old former Miss World Australia is known for her flawless style
Erin Holland takes the plunge in a white mini dress while Melina Vidler channels Princess Leia as they lead the celebrities at the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Australian premiere
On Wednesday, a host of Australian celebrities and familiar faces attended the national premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in Sydney
Schoolboy, 16, sits the HSC maths exam ONE YEAR early and comes first in the entire subject - as this year's top of class results are revealed
A 16-year-old Sydney boy has been named among the top HSC students in NSW - after coming equal first in maths - after completing the exam a year earlier than needed.
Firefighters battle 50 out-of-control bushfires across NSW - fuelled by strong winds and 38C temperatures
Strong winds and scorching temperatures are helping to fuel at least 50 fires across NSW, as the worst heatwave in a generation roasts the state.
'Perfect summer afternoon': Model Natalie Roser flaunts her enviable figure in cleavage-baring bikini at Sydney beach
She's known for parading her enviable figure in scantily-clad shots on Instagram followers. And Natalie Roser appeared simply flawless as she gave a busty beach display on Saturday in Sydney.
Could Sophie be the next Real Housewife? Monk enjoys glass of wine with RHOM producer before her 37th birthday after announcing plans for her own Kardashian-style reality show
She recently announced plans to star in her own Kardashian-style reality series.
Barefoot beauty! Beaming Isla Fisher dons colourful kaftan over a polka dot bikini as she cools off at Bondi Beach with husband Sacha Baron Cohen during Sydney heatwave
Isla Fisher smiled and waved at locals in Sydney after cooling down at Bondi Beach on Wednesday, with her husband Sacha Baron Cohen
Factory manager who claimed he was shunned from work syndicate's $40m Powerball jackpot LOSES his bid for a share of the prize
Brendan King, from Sydney, sued lottery syndicate organiser Robert Adams claiming he was owed $2.7 million after the mammoth May 2016 Powerball win, but lost his bid for a share.
Whatever works! MAFS' Simone Brennan tries to impress Chris Martin by donning a tiny playsuit during Coldplay concert
She broke up with her 'husband' Xavier Forzzy earlier this year after tying the knot on Married At First Sight.
Sydney struggles through hottest December night EVER - and the heatwave is still not finished with temperatures to hit 38C
Australians suffered through the hottest day on record since 1972 on Tuesday, but temperatures in parts of Australia, including Sydney, will soar to 38 degrees yet again on Wednesday.
Burying Borat on Bondi! Isla Fisher looks stunning in chic wrap dress as she immerses husband Sacha Baron Cohen in sand during Oz beach trip
The 40-year-old Wedding Crashers star looked sensational as she wrapped up against the sun, while the Borat comic, 45, showed off his lean physique in crimson board shorts
Is this the answer to Sydney's housing crisis? Record number of new developments to be spread around the city - making houses more affordable
The record volume of new properties that will be built in Sydney will be spread across the city, making the market there more resilient than in other Australian cities, the NSW government says.
Commuter chaos as heatwave shuts down 30 Sydney trains - forcing hundreds to wait in 'absolutely sweltering' conditions
Passengers were evacuated from trains at Sydney's Redfern Station, just outside the city centre, at lunchtime after technological issue.
Beware of 'anchor rage': Police to crack down on people fighting over the position of their BOATS on Sydney Harbour for New Year's Eve fireworks
Police say they will be cracking down on boats in Sydney Harbour on New Year's Eve this year, with 30 Water Police and RMS officers patrolling, in a bid to contain crowds and prevent arguments.
Paradise! Coldplay thrill crowds at their first Sydney concert...with Chris Martin brandishing an Aboriginal and Australian flag on stage
On Tuesday night, British rockers Coldplay performed their first Sydney concert, thrilling fans
EXCLUSIVE: Had to give the accessories back then? Student, 21, who 'spent millions on luxury items after bank mistakenly put $4.6M in her account' pleads not guilty after fronting court in sneakers and an energy drink cap
The Malaysian student accused of splurging $4.6 million on luxury items after Westpac mistakenly gave her account an unlimited overdraft has pleaded not guilty in a Sydney court.
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 bikers, who police have branded 'b****y idiots', were seen performing dangerous stunts as they passed over the Sydney landmark last Friday.
That has got to hurt! Two Melbourne cricket players smash into each other head-first as they rush to make a catch - but incredibly still hold onto the ball
Melbourne Stars cricket players Adam Zampa and Tom Triffitt were lucky to avoid serious injury this afternoon after colliding head-first as they rushed to make a catch.
Man, 25, raped American backpacker as she slept on his couch during a summer party at his Sydney flat - before going to back to bed with his girlfriend
Scott Harry Richardson, 25, was found guilty of raping an American backpacker who was sleeping on the couch during an 'impromptu' party at his apartment in Redfern, Sydney.
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.
She's a stand-up girl! Doting daughter Jennifer Hawkins shows off her toned torso in a crop top and shorts as she paddleboards her mother Gail across the water after her battle with kidney cancer
Kneeling tall on a long paddleboard, 32-year-old model Jennifer showed off her toned torso in a crop-top and denim mini shorts as she sliced through the water while Gail sunned herself at the front.
PICTURED: Smiling Karl Stefanovic and his food blogger pal Sofia Levin share a giggle as they enjoy drinks on a balcony together in Sydney
Karl Stefanovic, 42, has been pictured enjoying drinks with food blogger Sofia Levin, 27, at James Packer's Bondi apartment.
Look at me, Mum! Adorable baby meerkats scramble over each other to explore their zoo enclosure for the first time
The surprise birth of the largest litter of meerkats is keeping zookeepers, and their meerkat parents, busy at Sydney's Taronga zoo.
Punter turns $10 bet into $66,000 by correctly picking the result of 20 football matches across the world
Shane, from Sydney, turned a $10 TAB multi bet into more than $66,000 after winning it all on his final leg, but he chose to sleep for an extra seven hours before checking the final results (stock image).
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.
Casual Sunday! Sunrise host Samantha Armytage goes solo as she heads out on a shopping trip after slamming rumours about her dating life
Running errands in the city's famous suburb of Bondi, Sam sported a casual ensemble as she strolled through the sun-soaked streets.
Say cheese! Supermodel Karlie Kloss wears hair in braids and takes selfies after touching down in Sydney airport
Supermodel Karlie Kloss took selfies as she arrived in Sydney airport on Saturday.
Almost time to move in? Jennifer Hawkins shares progress of her multi-million dollar waterfront property as she shows off her sparkling new pool
Former Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins, 32, took to Instagram on Monday, sharing a snap that saw her flaunting her trim pins in a pair of denim shorts.
'I may have had a glass of wine or two': Carrie Underwood says spontaneous skydiving idea came while enjoying 'some good Australian wine'
Carrie Underwood, 33, revealed to Sunrise on Tuesday her spontaneous decision to go skydiving last week came after a few glasses of Australian wine.
Parents left outraged after being charged $30 to watch their daughters collect an award at a girls' public high school presentation day
Parents of students from Cheltenham Girls High have been left outraged after being charged $30 a ticket to see their daughter receive an award for presentation day at Sydney Opera House.
'My main aim is to not be ill!' Food queen Donna Hay shares her excitement ahead of competing in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and preparing the crew's meals
Donna Hay is set to tackle the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race later this month
$59 flights to the WHITSUNDAYS: Jetstar's launches flash Christmas sale to the Australian island paradise
Jetstar has announced cut-price flights to the tropical Whitsundays (shown) for just $59 from Sydney - but those who want to pick up a deal will have to get in quick - the sale ends at midnight on Thursday.
Carrie Underwood just jumped out of a plane... and she didn't even cry. The 33-year-year-old had challenged fans to guess what she had planned, giving hints with a fun song medley.
Pictured: The tragic 20-month-old girl who died after her father found her face down in the family's backyard swimming pool
The one-year-old girl who tragically drowned in a backyard swimming pool in Sydney's southwest has been identified as 20-month-old Aria Dunn.
Getting the chop? Alex Nation debates getting her blonde locks cut again... as fans urge The Bachelor winner to go 'Miley Cyrus short'
She only got her blonde locks cut a week ago, but Alex Nation is already debating whether to get the chop again. The Bachelor winner opted for a change of style when she had it trimmed.
Flying in style! Roxy Jacenko and mum Doreen return to Sydney on private jet after weekend away... but were they visiting Oliver Curtis in jail?
Where did you go? Roxy Jacenko cut a casual figure as she stepped off a private jet in Sydney on Sunday after taking what appeared to be a day trip.
Red hot romance! Laura Dundovic flaunts her killer abs in a tiny scarlet bikini during beach day out with beau Quade Cooper
Laura Dundovic and Rugby Union player Quade Cooper enjoyed a summer's day out at Balmoral Beach, north of Sydney last Friday.
Australia's newest airport: Malcolm Turnbull signs off on Sydney's second at Badgerys Creek – which will take 10 million passengers by 2026
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has given the green light for construction of the long-awaited airport in Badgerys Creek in Western Sydney, despite no provisions yet for a rail link.
Not happy to be home? Karl Stefanovic looks downcast after arriving back in Sydney with mother Jenny following trip to his food blogger pal Sofia Levin's hometown of Melbourne
Karl Stefanovic appeared stressed as he returned from Melbourne on Sunday, after reports linked his trip's location to new pal and Victorian-based food blogger Sofia Levin.
Dodgy 'doctor' bought his qualifications on the internet for $249 - but still managed to work in mental health for YEARS
The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission has banned David Kaye from working for posing as a psychologist without qualification. It's deemed him 'a risk to the health and safety of the public'.
Girl, one, dies in hospital after she was found floating in a backyard swimming pool - just a day after a 22-month-boy was found unconscious in the water
A one-year-old girl has tragically drowned in a backyard swimming pool in Sydney's south-west - just a day after a 22-month-boy was found unconscious in the water in Castle Hill.
She's been hitting the social circuit since starring on The Bachelor earlier this year. And Olena Khamula took to to Instagram on Saturday as she stepped out in a stunning yellow playsuit.
'Who knows what the future will bring': Stef Dawson comes home for the Sydney opening of the Hunger Games exhibition
Cutting the ribbon: Hunger Games actress Stef Dawson, who plays Annie Cresta, has returned home to Australia to help open the film's exhibition in Sydney.
The gritty heart of Sydney: Stunning street photography shows the graffiti and grime of the inner city
Sydney photographer Kasia Sykus captures the graffiti art on walls, garage doors and sidewalks that have been integrated into suburban life of Newtown in her series 'Somewhere in Newtown'.
'Hey luscious lips': Woman confronts cat calling man who admits he slaps random women 'on the a**' during social experiment
Radio producer Eleanor Gordon-Smith (pictured), from Sydney, decided she wasn't going to hold back after a man yelled out to her when she walked along a strip of houses by herself one night.
Have Rosario Dawson and Eric Andre finally revealed their romance? The pair fly to Australia together to attend exclusive party in Sydney
She's the American actress known to keep her relationships under wraps. But after months of speculation, Rosario Dawson and comedian Eric Andre have seemingly confirmed their romance.
Is this the most secure home in Australia? Couple covers their house in 24 security cameras, 18 search lights and two steel gates to protect themselves from thieves
The single-storey fortress in Hurtsville, Sydney, has 24 security cameras, 18 search lights and two reinforced steel gates plus roller shutters on the garage and windows and bars on the doors.
Thigh's the limit! Instagram star Imogen Anthony and gal pal Krystal Dawson step out in VERY skimpy ensembles at charity event in Sydney
She's for her risque outfits. And with her trademark thigh-grazing boots, Imogen Anthony stunned as she arrived at the Palmbu Celebrity Charity Party with gal pal Krystal Dawson.
The man allegedly committed an indecent act in front of the children, aged between three and seven, at Redfern Park (pictured) in Sydney's Redfern at about midday on Saturday.
Her breast asset! Keira Maguire reveals a hint of side-boob in racy singlet top as she attends brunch with Bachelor pal Noni Janur
She has been a fixture on the social circuit since finding fame on The Bachelor.
Family tradition? Jules Sebastian poses with adorable sons in matching black pants just months after husband Guy Sebastian's twinning moment
Jules Sebastian posted a picture of herself with her son's Hudson and Archer wearing matching clothing similar to her husband Guy Sebastian - who was spotted in identical clothes just months earlier.
'Points for trying, but still room for improvement': Cheeky 'Christmas Light Critic' is putting letters in mailboxes ranking their festive displays
The Christmas Light Critics report card had four categories the Sydney homeowner could fall into ranging from, 'These lights are on point! Solid effort' to 'Why did you bother, better luck next year'.
Brave cancer warrior, 22, realises her dream of visiting Taronga Zoo from her hospital bedside - just days after she met her Footy Show hero Beau Ryan
Just days after Kia Lettice was surprised in hospital by footballer Beau Ryan the young woman, 22, who is fighting cancer was visited by animals from Sydney's Taronga Zoo.
That's one way to celebrate! Flume brings the house down with a ground-shaking performance in Sydney after being nominated for a Grammy
He has been nominated for two Grammy Awards for his hit single Never Be Like You and chart-topping album Skin.
Too much festive spirit? Office workers let loose on city streets as the Christmas party season kicks off - but it was all too much for some revellers
Office workers who came out in force along the streets of Sydney to let off some steam appear to have partied a little too hard as a young woman appears to be under the weather.
What's he getting up to? Bachelor's Tim Robards posts bizarre video with stencils on his arm which shows him being pricked by 17 needles
Bachelor's Tim Robards, gets pricked by 17 needles to find out what he is allergic too at Sydney's Allergy Medical Centre in Double Bay.
Sydney suffers rush-hour traffic gridlock after a truck exploded spilling fuel across the M5 - sending the entire road network into chaos
Thousands of Sydney drivers will be caught in traffic chaos after a truck fire in the M5 left cars backed up for more than seven kilometers.
Australia or bust! Huge sculptures of The Grand Tour hosts' heads are driven through Sydney as Amazon prepares to launch Clarkson's show Down Under
The huge statues were spotted in the US last week, before being photographed in Australia, where it is understood they will be used to publicise the show.
EXCLUSIVE: 'I've done nothing wrong. You are all missing the point': Muslim wife of ISIS recruiter who refuses to stand in court or remove her burqa speaks out for the first time - as she faces 'disrespect charges'
Moutia Elzahed, the wife of convicted terrorist, Hamdi Alqudsi, has exclusively revealed she feels 'misunderstood' after she faced criticism for refusing to stand in a Sydney court.
Muslim women left shocked after they found BACON rashers scattered around an Islamic prayer room in a Sydney Hospital
Muslim women were shocked to discover bacon rashers scattered on prayer mats inside a public Islamic prayer room in the Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, southwest of Sydney. (pictured)
Trouble in paradise? Tim Robards and a scowling Anna Heinrich look downcast and tense during dinner date as they continue to portray a perfect relationship on social media
Bachelor's Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich, who portray the picture perfect relationship online, appeared frostier than usual as they dined together in Sydney's Double Bay on Thursday.
Will this be Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth's love nest? Engaged couple 'eyeing up $4.5 million Byron Bay seaside mansion near actor's brother Chris and his wife Elsa Pataky
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are reportedly considering the purchase of a $4.5 million Byron Bay mansion near the property of Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky.
'He wanted to give a little back': Justin Timberlake shocks Sydney music students with surprise visit at their school
Sydney music students got the surprise of their life when Justin Timberlake turned up at their school.
Love looks good on him! Former Big Brother winner Tim Dormer goes for a swim at Bondi Beach with swimsuit-clad pal Abbie Weir... after confirming same-sex relationship with Ash Toweel
He's just revealed that he's found love, so it's no wonder Tim Dormer was looking relaxed and free as he took a dip in the ocean.
Feeling zen? Russell Crowe shows off his biceps during stroll in Sydney as LA prosecutors clear actor of battery charges over altercation with rapper Azealia Banks
Russell Crowe was spotted taking a stroll with pals in Sydney after a workout on Wednesday, before being cleared of battery charges filed by rapper Azealia Banks.
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Bikini-clad Olivia Bentley hits the beach in Sydney as she moves on from Made In Chelsea suspension after being filmed snorting suspicious white substance
She has been suspended from E4 reality show, Made In Chelsea after being filmed snorting a suspicious white substance, but Olivia Bentley appears to be putting it all behind her.
Former school cleaner, 63, 'lured disabled children with alcohol and cigarettes before sexually assaulting them and telling them to keep quiet'
A 63-year-old former school cleaner from Campbelltown, Sydney, is accused of sexually abusing children between the ages of 10 to 15 dating back to 1995 after luring them with alcohol
Putting in the leg work! Natalie Bassingthwaighte flaunts trim pins in skinny jeans shortly before stunning at the AACTA Awards red carpet
Natalie Bassingthwaighte flaunted her trim pins in a pair of black skinny leg jeans, just hours before hitting the AACTA Awards red carpet in Sydney on Wednesday.
A court has detailed how Janie Panton Roberts, 21, died after her boyfriend Jordan Duffy, 19, gave her three MDMA capsules at a Sydney DJ party.
Something to tell us? Bec Hewitt glances at her tummy while wearing loose clothing and comfortable footwear in Sydney... amid persistent pregnancy rumours
Bec Hewitt did little to dispel claims that she's expecting her fourth child while stepping out in loose clothing to run errands in Sydney last month.
Sydney was illuminated by a series of huge lightning bolts on Thursday night as a summer storm battered the city.
Petrol bomb with detonator found 'strategically placed' at an electricity substation next to a major hospital in Sydney's west
A lunch-box sized device feared to be an explosive has been removed by bomb squad officers after officials warned it could have taken out the power at a hospital in Sydney's west had it detonated.
All aboard! Bachelor's Richie Strahan and Alex Nation enjoy nautical date as the pair explore Sydney's Australian Maritime Museum
Bachelor's Richie Strahan and Alex Nation enjoyed a day time date in Sydney as they explored the Australian Maritime Museum on Thursday morning.
'Only $6 for a piece of luxury': Bondi man puts his 'stylish' Louis Vuitton paper CARRY BAG up for sale - and says it's perfect for transporting 'organic potatoes'
A Louis Vuitton bag listed for sale for just $6 has sent a Bondi-based Facebook page into hysterics – because it was just a paper shopping bag from the luxury store.