Australia is fortunate indeed when a developer for a multiplayer title decides to host servers locally, with the most recent of note being Riot Games for League of Legends. Going by reports, a provider has been found, with a confident assertion the servers will be available before the end of 2013.
A story on AusGamers points out a post on the game's official forums, made by Oceania community manager "MasterMirkinen". It's a little light on details, but the 2013 date is one of the more solid points:
...I would like to politely ask if it's at all possible for you to tell us if you THINK (not if you know) that the servers will be up in [Australia] before the end of the year? Having some sort of idea even if it's not a official post would be cool. If not at all possible I understand but thanks anyway.
MasterMirkinen: For sure before the end of the year.
MasterMirkinen was unable to disclose the provider Riot has chosen to host the servers, however it's mentioned the provider was "tested intensively" and will be "the best for our needs".
Now, "before the end of the year" could as easily mean tomorrow as it could New Year's Eve, but hopefully it'll be somewhere between these extremes.
Riot — Please Respond regarding AUSTRALIAN / OCEANIC Server [League of Legends Community, via AusGamers]