The fatal accident occured at the end of an exhausting day for fire crews which saw at least 20 homes destroyed. That number is expected to rise.
Bushfires are threatening both the east and west coast of Australia with an emergency warning issued for a blaze north of Sydney.
Two men have died in far north Queensland after a plane crash on Saturday. One man has been identified as 73-year-old William Scott-Bloxam.
Australia's Joe Burns denies the night sessions in Perth have been "harder" despite his side's day three collapse in the pink-ball Test against New Zealand.
Aussie swimmer Shayna Jack has been brought to tears in her first interview about the doping scandal that has rocked her career.
The ninth Australian killed after the volcano on White Island erupted has been identified as 21-year-old Krystal Browitt.
Australia quick Josh Hazlewood admits "it will be tough" to return from injury at any point during the Test series against New Zealand.
The mother of a newlywed severely burnt while on his honeymoon has revealed his panicked voicemail after a volcano erupted in New Zealand.
Steve Smith has pinpointed the qualities in Kane Williamson that make the New Zealand captain one of the best batsmen in the world.
Most thought Rugby Australia walked away from the Israel Folau settlement with egg on their face, but an LGBTI researcher has praised their 'pragmatic' choice.
He was recently voted the best captain in the AFL, but Shannon Hurn has decided it's time for some new blood.
With a six-month probabtion hanging over his head, Nick Kyrgios has been cautioned by an Aussie legend ahead of the Australian Open.