"Consumer confidence has risen for the third week in a row with the most notable improvement coming from Melbourne and the rest of Victoria.," ANZ Head of Australian Economics, David Plank said.
"Sentiment in Melbourne is still well below neutral, but consumers there are now a touch more confident than those in Sydney."
"Consumer confidence in the rest of Victoria rose above the neutral 100 level for the first time since early March. The success in
getting the COVID-19 new case numbers down is clearly having a big impact on confidence in Victoria."
"The positive surprise in the August labour market data may have bolstered sentiment more generally, though it is worth pointing out that confidence is comparable to the level reached during the depths of the GFC."