Update 16 February 2023: mastodon.au have announced they are shutting down.
Update 21 November 2022: New Australian Mastodon Server instances theblower.au and mastodon.au are now live and accepting signs ups. Existing instance, aus.social has just re-opened to Sign ups again today.
Update 12 November 2022: Appears both aus.social and Chinwag have temporarily halted signs ups. There is a new Server being developed at theblower.au. Please read more about the new AU Mastodon server here.
In the meantime, If any one knows of any other Australian Mastodon instances that are still open (and have the capacity to take in new sign ups) please advise in the comments below and help your fellow Aussies out, thanks.
If you’re in Australia and looking for a Mastodon (Twitter alternative) server to join, please look at…
theblower.au – NEW! Open for sign ups.
aus.social – Reopened to Sign ups 21 Nov 2022.
bne.social – NEW! Open for sign ups.
melb.social – Melbourne Based – Requires invite from existing user.
chinwag.org – Closed to New Sign ups.
mastodon.au – Instance announced it is now shutting down: See announcement.
There’s probably other Australia based (or focused) Mastodon instances. If anyone knows of any that are available to take sign ups, please let me know in the comments below and I’ll add them here.
Currently helping out at mastodon.nz in an assistant mod capacity to help get on top of reviewing sign ups and noticed there were a lot of Australians applying to sign up mentioning they could not find their local regional Mastodon server.
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You can add https://mastodon.au/ to your list of Australian servers
Thanks Michael, Added.
For the Brisbanites out there there’s also https://bne.social, which is currently open for sign ups too
There’s https://melb.social for down south in Melbourne, but it’s currently invite only and you’ll have to know someone already registered to join there
As far as I can tell these are the only two state/city focused instances for Australia so far, but probably more to come over the next few weeks
Thanks Mitch, Will add those shortly
(That’s if the Host’s security software stops erroneously kicking me out)
You might want to remove mastodon.au, we’ve just been given 7 days before it shuts down.
Thanks Sortius. Have edited the post to note this.
Noticed the announcement is fairly recent. There’s a chance the instance Admin may reconsider (and he may be just letting off steam in the heat of the moment). We’ll see.