Whereas our friends in the US are getting the chance to partake in a closed beta in January, with a planned rollout in US Summer (our winter) there are — at this stage — no details on when Australians will be able to take advantage of Sony's 'PlayStation Now' service.
The official word from Sony is the following:
At this stage, we are not in the position to confirm launch details for PlayStation Now in Australia, however we'll update you as soon as we have additional news to share about this great new service.
I suspect there are most likely a few roadblocks at this stage — latency and rubbish Australian internet being the two main culprits. Hopefully a US release will help iron out the creases, get the service running smoothly then — boom — Australian PlayStation Now for everyone because, if I'm being completely honest, I'd rather have this service launch and actually work than Sony rush out something glitchy.