Australia just had its driest autumn since the beginning of last century. But how does this drought compare to others?
A new generation of farmers is confronting the challenges of drought for the first time and seeing it as an opportunity for innovation and a fresh approach to farming.
This year's flood event at Lake Eyre in hasn't just delivered a spectacular natural wonder, it has also brought new life to Central Australia and a crucial economic boost to remote businesses.
Two tropical cyclones and a storm have wreaked havoc on roads in the Kimberley, but repairs are being hampered by continued flooding and the prospect of a tropical low dumping even more rain this weekend.
Major flood levels slowly ease across the north Queensland town of Ingham, where more than 200 homes are inundated, but the heavy rain is travelling up the state to the far north.
Large areas of western Queensland are about to receive the best rainfall in years, but it's still a lottery as to who will get the heaviest downpours, the Bureau of Meteorology says.
The Royal Canberra Show grinds to a halt as the capital gets pummelled by heavy rain and flash floods in the north of the city.
A day after hot and dry conditions in the city, Melburnians run for cover during a downpour of heavy rain, while the alps prepare for mid-summer snowfalls over the weekend.