EA's confirmed in a statement to AusGamers it's currently working on resolving issues surrounding the Battlefield 3 multiplayer in Australia.
The site reports that players are finding it easier to connect to either European or US-run servers in the shooter compared to servers running locally in Australia, adding that EA and DICE hadn't recognised the issue.
That is, at least, until now.
"“EA are aware of the Battlefield 3 PS3 server issue and are working hard to resolve it," said EA in a statement. "We will provide an update as soon as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience this may have caused."
There's more details on it at the link.