Sony have confirmed the launch date for the PlayStation 3 in Australia (and less interestingly for us, Europe):
London, 24 January 2007 (Sydney 25 January) - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced that PLAYSTATION®3 will be launched in the PAL territories of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Australasia on 23rd March 2007 at a price of EUR599 (£425, AUD 999.95, NZ 1199.95).
Responding to retail and consumer demand, SCEE confirmed that initially only the 60GB model would be available, with the 20GB model to follow later in the year dependent on demand.
An expected one million PS3 units will be made available during the initial launch period.
The press release
has more information, including a list of launch titles.