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Where to Buy a PS5 in Australia: 10 Restock Spots

It’s been over six months since the PS5 release date and yet many of us are still no closer to scoring a new console. What gives? The long-awaited next-gen console has proved to be far more elusive than first expected, particularly in the land Down Under. Apparently, knowing where the buy a PlayStation 5 in Australia is only half the battle, you have to know what times to go, who to speak to and just when the next allocation of PS5 stock Australia is destined to receive is coming. Well, fret no longer. In keeping with current demand, we’ve put together a list of places you can buy a PS5 in Australia, exhausting all avenues to gaming nirvana.

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Where to Buy a PS5 in Australia

While the usual haunts are restocking currently, there are a few unexpected places you might find a gem. With a little help from PS5 Stock Alerts Australia, here is a list of places where you can secure your PS5 pre-order or snag a PS5 console in Australia.

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1. Amazon AU

No big surprises here. The world’s biggest online retailer is perhaps the best place to check the PS5 stock Australia has up for grabs, however, the major issue here appears to be delivery times. While it shipped and delivered by Amazon, massive demand on the platform has seen some delivery times swell, so you could be waiting a while before you actually receive your console. Nevertheless, if you want to buy a PlayStation 5 in Australia, going with a trusted retailer is probably a good idea.

In-Stock: Currently
Price: AUD$750
Versions: Disc and Digital

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2. Sony Store Australia

Another obvious choice, but going directly to the source has its merits. The Sony Store Australia currently has a number of PS5 consoles available to purchase. Better still, should allocation run out, you can expect Sony will be quick to replenish their own reserves before hocking them out to third-party retailers. Definitely a good one to keep an eye on if you are in the mood for a PS5 pre-order option.

In-Stock: Currently
Price: AUD$750
Versions: Disc and Digital

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3. JB Hi-Fi

A favourite for gamers and entertainment junkies, JB Hi-Fi generally comes up with the goods, and when it comes to scoring a PlayStation 5 Australia wide, there’s no exception. The retailer did run out of allocation earlier this year and it appears most of the consoles have been reserved for PS5 pre-order arrangements, so it might be a while before we see JB back up and offering consoles. That being said, it’s definitely a retailer to keep an eye on.

In-Stock: Out of stock
Price: AUD$750
Versions: Disc and Digital

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4. Big W

Another family retailer known for dishing out consoles, Big W’s PS5 allocation is currently exhausted, however, the store receives a healthy dose of new releases regularly. According to PS5 Stock Alerts Australia, the typical drop pattern sees Big W release 10 consoles in one day, so keep your eyes peeled for the PS5 restock announcements on social media. Best of all, you can use Buy Now, Pay Later options like Zip pay, because we all know that PS5 price in Australia isn’t cheap.

In-Stock: Out of stock
Price: AUD$750
Versions: Disc and Digital

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5. Harvey Norman

Another electronics provider we’ve come to expect consoles from, Harvey Norman PS5 allocations are slim but sporadic. The department store will usually unload a few consoles at a time, but for the moment, it seems PlayStation 5 pre-orders are the weapon of choice.

In-Stock: Out of Stock
Price: AUD$750
Versions: Disc and Digital

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6. EB Games

Probably the most obvious option on this list of places to buy a PS5 in Australia, EB Games is famous for its sales. Unfortunately, one thing it is not selling right now, is a PS5 console. The games-specific dealer is sold out of console currently, however, it would be worth keeping an eye on the brand’s website in case anything becomes available.

In-Stock: Out of Stock
Price: AUD$750
Versions: Disc and Digital

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Target

7. Target

Much like Big W, Target is currently waiting for a PS5 restock to get its sale underway. When the time comes, the console won’t be available in-store, only via online orders, so don’t be afraid to scour the net and check back in from time to time.

In-Stock: Out of Stock
Price: AUD$750
Versions: Disc and Digital

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8. Vodafone

There’s only really one kind of PlayStion 5 Australia wants, and that’s one you can actually buy. Surprisingly, Vodafone has you covered. The telco is allowing customers to order the brand new PlayStation 5 console, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition and PlayStation 5 accessories from Vodafone and get the cost added to their monthly Vodafone bill. This way you can pay it off over 12, 24 or 36 months.

In-Stock: Currently
Price: AUD$20.83/month
Versions: Disc and Digital

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9. The Good Guys

You know the jingle, now get ready for the restock. The Good Guys are plugging their PS5 credentials hard, suggesting that a new allocation will be arriving soon. You can currently pick up a bunch of accessories for when the time comes though,

In-Stock: Out of Stock
Price: AUD$750
Versions: Disc and Digital

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10. The Gamesmen

If you want to know where to buy a PS5 in Australia, The Gamesmen will have the answer. The retailer offers same-day delivery for Sydney residents and next-day dispatch for other states. Keep an eye on their website for updates on current PS5 Australian stock allocations and PS5 pre-orders.

In-Stock: Out of Stock
Price: AUD$750
Versions: Disc and Digital

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PS5 Pre-Order Australia

For most retailers, the allocation for PlayStation 5 consoles is relatively thin. With so much demand for the next-gen gaming device, not to mention the ongoing lockdown conditions that have shut many stores, the focus has shifted to pre-orders. While a number of the retailers on this list are out of stock or sold out of PS5 consoles, that doesn’t mean you can’t get your hands on one. To beat the rush, you will likely have to pre-order a PS5 in Australia, for your chosen retailer and wait for the allocation to arrive.

PS5 Price and Release Date

Thankfully, the PS5 price in Australia is relatively uniform. The Digital Edition of the PlayStation 5 launched at AUD$599.95 in Australia while the flagship PlayStation 5 model costs AUD$749.95. This has remained steady since the PS5 release date of November 12, 2020 passed. While you may be able to buy a PS5 in Australia through a reselling website such as eBay, Gumtree or Facebook Marketplace, the chances of getting one for less than RRP is unlikely. You might want to save up those pennies.

PS5 Restock Australia

As stated, a number of key retailers and stores where you would normally buy a PS5 are out of stock. This is mostly due to the continued semiconductor shortage. This chip is used in the manufacturing of the PS5, and there has been a global shortage, affecting industries ranging from video games to medical equipment. Additionally, the high-interest level for the product has seen the consoles fly off the shelves as soon as delivered.

The best way to ensure you get a console when the Australian PS5 restock hits is to stay up to date with the lists. Twitter user PS5 Stock Alerts Australia has created an entire feed based on updated users with information on restocks and drops. The wholesome community sees users submit information on where PS5 stocks have been spotted and where you can buy a console in real time. The best advice for finding one near you is stay in the know.

General FAQs

Where can I buy a PS5 in Australia?

If you want to buy a PS5 in Australia, you may be in for a challenge. A number of key retailers have already exhausted their allocation of PlayStation 5 consoles, however, you can still get one. You can buy one from Amazon AU, JB HiFi, Harvey Norman, Sony Store Australia and Big W.

How much is the PS5 in Australia?

The Digital Edition of the PlayStation 5 launched at $599.95 in Australia while the flagship PlayStation 5 model costs $749.95.

Why is the PlayStation 5 sold out?

For a number of retailers, the PlayStation 5 is regularly sold out. This is mostly due to the continued semiconductor shortage. This chip is used in the manufacturing of the PS5, and there has been a global shortage, affecting industries ranging from video games to medical equipment. Additionally, the high interest level for the product has seen the consoles fly off the shelves as soon as delivered.

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Nick Hall is the Digital Editor of Man of Many and an accomplished journalist. He completed a Bachelor of Creative Industries at the Queensland University of Technology, with a double major in Journalism and Music. Prior to working at Man of Many, Nick spent two years as a journalist with Inside Franchise Business, focusing on small business, finance and legal reporting. In 2021, Nick was named B&T's Best of the Best Journalist of the Year. With an extensive background in the media industry, Nick specialises in feature writing, fashion, lifestyle and entertainment content. A qualified barber and men's stylist, Nick also holds a Cert III in Barbering from the Queensland Hairdressing Academy.