The spell of cold weather that gripped the country has caused hardship for many of the population who are ill.
The cold weather comes despite the Met Office's long-range forecast, published in October, of a mild winter.
Cold weather continues in the mountains, with a little bit of natural snowfall this weekend, and snow making continuing.
While the cold weather and rain have eased the immediate fire threat in the state's north-east and in Gippsland.
Britain shivered in unseasonably cold weather over the weekend.
This civilised bar comes into its own as the cold weather closes in.