North Queensland rains trigger BOM special climate statement
The Bureau of Meteorology releases a special climate statement, due to north Queensland's big rain, officially calling the event "exceptional". Queensland flood devastation will take years to repair, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says
Parts of flood-ravaged Queensland will take years to rebuild, Scott Morrison warns during a visit to a Cloncurry property overcome with rotting carcasses, while the state's Deputy Premier declares all insurance claims will be assessed. Townsville's aquarium was saved from 'impending disaster' by 26 tonnes of salt
If it had not been for a team of fast-moving staff and enough salt to 'fill a small house', the unprecedented floods in North Queensland would have destroyed the world's largest living coral exhibition. Fish aerators, rescue efforts raise hopes that drought-stricken rivers can be restocked
As warnings sound about the likelihood of more fish kills on the Barwon-Darling, a small team of researchers are hopeful their efforts will enable them to re-stock the river when the drought finally breaks. Atmospheric sprite lightning captured on camera in rare and spectacular display in the Kimberley
A Kimberley photographer has captured a spectacular and rare atmospheric phenomenon that has been described as nature's giant neon sign. Great Barrier Reef hit by 'extraordinarily large' muddy flood plume
Massive plumes of polluted floodwater spanning the entire coast of north-east Queensland encroaches on the outer reaches of the Great Barrier Reef, sparking a fresh threat to the beleaguered natural wonder. A flooded house might not be as 'terminal' as a bushfire or cyclone but the clean-up is just as invasive
Is it easier to rebuild a house that has been damaged by flooding than by fire? We've asked the experts how flooding can affect different parts of the home. Heatwave grips Queensland as Roma and Brisbane suffer an unending run of scorchers
A heatwave stretching from south of the Queensland border all the way to Cape York sees a record-breaking run of high temperatures in the town of Roma and 35 straight days of searing weather in Brisbane. Fire, floods, dust and snow — how is this all happening at the same time?
Fires in NSW, floods in north Queensland, dust in Canberra, and snow in Tasmania — it's been a wild few days of weather in Australia. Townsville rental prices skyrocket after flooding crisis, families struggle to find homes
Some home rentals in Townsville are going for more than double their normal asking price as locals fight it out for a rapidly dwindling housing stock. Cases of deadly dirt disease melioidosis will increase as climate changes, expert warns
A senior tropical disease researcher is warning that cases of the soil-borne infectious disease melioidosis, which has already claimed a life in Queensland this year, will increase due to climate change. 'A remarkable end to the fires': Snow falls on parts of Tasmania as fires still smoulder
These areas were in the line of fierce bushfires just last week, but now they've experienced snowfall, leaving onlookers "squealing with glee". Dust shrouds Sydney as air quality readings in NSW reach 'hazardous' levels
Air quality in parts of NSW is rated "hazardous" as Sydneysiders endure an eerie dust haze that has blown across from NSW's west, reducing visibility and prompting health warnings.