Authorities say this may not yet be the peak.
Queensland introduces mandatory two-week quarantine for people who have visited "COVID hotspots" in Sydney’s western suburbs.
Plus an airline breach allows Jetstar passengers on Melbourne flight to leave Sydney Airport without coronavirus screening.
Residents are still struggling to receive food and supplies four days into the police-enforced lockdown.
Australia has reported just short of 8,600 cases during the pandemic and 106 deaths.
Victoria reported 127 new COVID-19 infections overnight, its biggest one-day spike since the pandemic began.
The government-enforced “hard lockdown” in Victoria has been labelled as “overt classism and racism.”
An investigation is underway into cases linked to staff members at quarantine hotels housing returned travellers.
Those travelling to QLD from Victoria must self-isolate in a hotel for 14 days at their own expense.
Victoria is considering reimposing restrictions.