Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said he would welcome a 'short-sharp' lockdown for Melbourne in light of the growing COVID cases.
Speaking on 3AW earlier this morning, Mr Morrison said discussions about the prospect of a lockdown were underway.
The Prime Minister is currently addressing the media from the CSL lab in Melbourne where the COVID-19 vaccine will be manufactured locally.
Mr Morrison said no decisions had been announced by Victoria on the lockdown.
He said he would leave it to the Premier to make his announcement.
Watch him speak below, please allow a moment for the video to load.
It comes as five new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the 24 hours to 8am with 13 now linked to the Holiday Inn.
Yesterday on Seven's Sunrise program, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said she had no intention of closing the state's border with Victoria.
"We think shutting borders and locking down community should be the last option, not the first option," she told the program.
"We are hopeful that the Victorian government and the health experts will get on top of this as soon as possible and we don't feel at this stage there is any need to close the border.
"We have seen the devastation caused last time that happened and as far as NSW is concerned ... the only time we closed the border to any state was when Victoria had in excess of 150 daily cases."