Heavy rain and damaging winds have hit Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania over the past few days, causing flooding and power cuts.
Three people have been confirmed dead near Canberra and in NSW after Australia’s wild weather this weekend.
Many residents of the north-west Tasmanian town of Latrobe have been evacuated as the storm moves south, with a number of businesses and homes flooded.
Erosion at Sydney’s Collaroy Beach has forced the evacuation of multi-million dollar homes, which are now in danger of collapsing.
New Zealand’s MetService website said a complex trough was expected to approach New Zealand on Wednesday, with a moderate likelihood of heavy rain around Westland, Fiordland, the Otago and Canterbury headwaters and Buller over the following three days.