The .au priority registration period began on March 24, 2022 and will run until 9:59 AM AEST on Sep 21, 2022. This period is useful for existing third-level .au domain owners who wish to reserve their matching .au direct domain names before registration is opened to everyone else. All non-reserved domain names are available to all Australian citizens and permanent residents.
Starting 8:00 AM AEDT on Oct 04, 2022, all unallocated (non-applied for) .au direct names will be released to all Australians for instant registration. This list does not include .au domain names that are reserved for the government (gov.au), educational institutes (edu.au), state organisations (nsw.au, vic.au, etc.) and charities (org.au).