After all this time, Blizzard has announced that localised World of Warcraft servers are finally coming to Australia and New Zealand.
This was announced during their Sydney launch night for the upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion available from November 13th. Previously, Blizzard had only hosted servers locally for Diablo 3. The change will begin next week on October 28th where the Oceanic servers will go down for maintenance and will emerge hosted in Australia! Character transfer will be free for a limited time. Blizzard to reveal more in the future regarding this.
Almost a decade later, we can finally enjoy raids on low pings.