Hi-Rez has annouced recently that new servers in Oceanic area are functional and players located there will have a smoother gameplay.
By offering game servers hosted in Australia, players in Australia and New Zealand will enjoy a smoother gameplay experience when choosing the Australia region for matchmaking or custom matches. Existing SMITE players in the region preserve all god unlocks, experience, and cosmetics they have already accumulated. And players from Australia and New Zealand can still optionally choose to play with friends on American and European servers as they wish.
Hi-Rez will be attending PAX Australia on October 31.