The Next Doctor will make its Australian debut on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Sunday 25 January 2009 at 7.30pm on ABC1. This contrasts with previous years when the Christmas specials have debuted on ABC TV several months after the UK. This may also suggest that the ABC will 'fast-track' the other Doctor Who specials to be broadcast in the UK in 2009.
The ABC has also confirmed the Australian broadcast details of the 2008 Christmas special on its website.
Thanks to TV Tonight and the contributors to the Australian forums.