What people overseas do not realize is that it is only NSW and Victoria where the lockdowns have been oppressive. In Queensland one has mostly been able live a pretty normal life, I am pleased to say
NSW has just abandoned most of its restrictions and Victoria seems on the brink of doing so
International rallies against Australia's lockdowns and hard borders have continued with protesters gathering outside the country's flagship building in the heart of London.
Dozens of people attended Australia House in The Strand in central London at the weekend to demonstrate against the country's ongoing lockdowns, with John Farnham's iconic anthem You're The Voice blasting through speakers.
The rallies come just days before the country's most populated state, NSW, is set to break out of its 100+ day stay-at-home order, with Victoria weeks off hitting their own 70 per cent vaccination milestone.
Londoners were locked down for 201 days throughout the pandemic, the fourth-longest in the world behind Melbourne, Buenos Aires and Dublin.
On Sunday, dozens gathered outside Australia House to continue to push an anti-lockdown agenda, which was followed days later by a similar rally in New York City.
The international movement under the 'Save Australia' mantra has seen protesters flood the streets opposing the country's ongoing restrictions while the rest of the world returns to a sense of normalcy.
Footage from London shows people with British accents arguing with police over human rights.
Several British protesters holding Australian flags attempted to block traffic on the main road in The Strand, while others stuck posters of support on the building.
One sign read 'jail Dan Andrews' referring to Victoria's premier who has overseen the longest lockdown in the world.
The rallies were accompanied by similar demonstrations in New York, with people marching down its iconic streets with messages of support for locked down Aussies.
'What's going on in Australia is not just going to be Australia. So when it shows up on our doorstep, we're going to punch it in the f**king teeth,' a man with a loudspeaker announced during the New York demonstration.
The timing of the rallies coincides with an accelerated vaccine roll-out across Australia - with more than 90 per cent of adults having received a single dose.
NSW will come out of lockdown on Monday October 11, authorities confirmed.
Victoria, the other locked down Australian state, will hit its 70 per cent threshold in the final week of October, which will see the entire country free from the stay-at-home orders.
International travel is also set to resume in November, with an easing of the hard border and hotel quarantine system.