FROM AU>BLOG on official ps site: http://blog.eu.playstation.com/territories/au/
Posted on 16 November by James Gallagher – Blog Manager, SCEE
PlayStation Network Scheduled MaintenanceCountries: AE, AU, GB, IE, NZ
PlayStation Network is offline for scheduled maintenance from 16:00 on Thursday 17 November until 02:00 GMT on Friday November 2011.
During the maintenance, you will be unable to access the following services:
PlayStation Store on PS3 and PSP.
PlayStation Network Account Management.
PlayStation Network Account Registration.
In addition, you will not be able to sign in to PlayStation Network from eu.playstation.com. However, if you sign in to PSN before 16:00 GMT on Thursday 17 November 2011 then you may be able to still play online.
During this maintenance, you can continue to collect in-game trophies and these will be updated on your profile once PlayStation Network is back up and running.
If you have any questions about this down time, feel free to visit the official PlayStation Forums at community.eu.playstation.com where you can post your query and a member of the Community Team will get back to you.
For the latest maintenance updates, visit the PlayStation Blog at blog.eu.playstation.com, keep an eye on our Facebook page at facebook.com/SonyPlayStation and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/PlayStationEU.
well i think this sucks. 8 hrs of no psn..