When does Game of Thrones Season 8 begin in Australia?

Brodie Fogg 19 February 2019 NEWS

The beginning of the end arrives on 15 April 2019 for those in Australia.

Recently, HBO gave a glimpse into the grim future of our surviving Starks with an official trailer for the final season of Game of Thrones and subsequently announced an official release date. After nearly two years of waiting, we can finally jot this down in our calendars: 15 April 2019.

It's important to note that the official date running across the TV show's promotional material is the date that Episode 1 of Game of Thrones Season 8 airs on HBO in the United States, 14 April 2019.

Those of us living in the future (Australia), will be watching it live on Monday 15 April 2019.

Foxtel has confirmed it will fast-track the series to Australia as it did with Season 7.

Don't miss Season 8

If Game of Thrones Season 8 continues to air at 9:00 PM in the US then Australians should be able to catch it from 11:00 AM each Monday morning. Assuming Foxtel does its usual thing, it will be available on-demand from 11:00 AM with a repeat broadcast later that night on FOX SHOWCASE (for those who don't dig on-demand).

In case you were wondering where to watch Game of Thrones in 2019, Foxtel still has exclusive streaming rights for HBO's lineup so it will be the only paid option to stream it on the day of release. Seasons 1 to 7 are now available to buy or rent via most digital movie stores (iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft Store, PlayStation Store etc.).

With that in mind, here's what time you should tune in depending on where you are located.

Game of Thrones Season 8 release date and time Australia

If the stars align and everything we've discussed above is true, then Australians should be able to catch Game of Thrones Season 8 at the times listed below.

  • Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane Hobart: 11:00 AM AEST
  • Perth: 9:00 AM AWST
  • Darwin and Adelaide: 10:30 AM ACST
  • New Zealand: 1:00 PM NZDT
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