The Last of Us episode 2 release date and time: How to watch in Australia today

(L to R) Bella Ramsey as Ellie and Anna Torv as Tess in The Last of Us episode 2 on HBO
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Are you ready to watch The Last of Us episode 2 online in Australia? If not, then we advise you get ready — this isn't getting any easier.

The Last of Us episode 2: AU release date, time

AU date and time: The Last of Us episode 2 airs today (Monday, January 23) at 1PM (AEST) on Binge (opens in new tab) and Foxtel Now (opens in new tab).

Currently TLOU is following scavengers Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Tess (Anna Torv) as they bring a very important (and petulant) teen named Ellie (Bella Ramsey) to a handoff with a group of rebels from the Fireflies faction. The only problem? The FEDRA troops are on the hunt and the hives of infected are everywhere.

In our spoiler-free The Last of Us review, we highlighted how emotionally impactful the show is, and nobody should expect that to end any time soon (gamers may have an idea of what's up next). 

That said, check out this trailer for the rest of The Last of Us season 1 (expect The Last of Us to get a second season), and everything you need to know about how to watch The Last of Us episode 2 in Australia, fast-tracked directly from the US.

How to watch The Last of Us for free in Australia

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Binge (opens in new tab) and Foxtel Now (opens in new tab) are the two ways to stream The Last of Us episode 2 in Australia.

As expected, The Last of Us has taken the usual spot allotted to HBO's blockbuster shows, with new episodes fast-tracked every Monday until the first season ends on March 13, 2023. Episode 2 of The Last of Us is titled 'Infected' and runs 55 minutes.

Stream The Last of Us on Binge (opens in new tab)

Stream The Last of Us on Binge (opens in new tab)

As Australia's streaming home for HBO content, Binge is the easiest and most affordable way to stream The Last of Us in Australia. Pricing starts at just AU$10 a month for one SD stream, moving up to AU$16 a month for two HD streams and AU$18 a month for four HD streams.

On top of being able to stream current HBO hits like House of the Dragon, Succession and The White Lotus, a Binge subscription also gets you access to the vast majority of HBO's celebrated back catalogue, which includes the likes of Game of Thrones, The Sopranos and The Wire.

Alternatively, if you haven't signed up to Binge before, you can take advantage of the service's generous 14-day free trial (opens in new tab) period, allowing you check out The Last of Us at no cost to you.

Stream The Last of Us on Foxtel Now (opens in new tab)

Stream The Last of Us on Foxtel Now (opens in new tab)

Another way to stream The Last of Us in Australia is via Foxtel Now, a streaming service which aims to provide subscribers with the complete Foxtel experience. That means you also get access to live Foxtel channels, along with the option of additional Sports and Movies packages.

That said, Foxtel Now isn't exactly cheap — prices start at AU$25 a month for the mandatory Essentials pack, with extra charges for any additional packs you add on after that. 

Thankfully, The Last of Us is part of the Essentials pack, so you won't need to pay anything extra in order to watch it. Additionally, those who've never signed up to Foxtel Now before can check service without paying anything, thanks to the service's 10-day free trial (opens in new tab) period.

The Last of Us episodes schedule

  • The Last of Us episode 1 — Monday, Jan. 16 at 1PM (AEDT)
  • The Last of Us episode 2 — Monday, Jan. 23 at 1PM (AEDT)
  • The Last of Us episode 3 — Monday, Jan. 30 at 1PM (AEDT)
  • The Last of Us episode 4 — Monday, Feb. 6 at 1PM (AEDT)
  • The Last of Us episode 5 — Monday, Feb. 13 at 1PM (AEDT)
  • The Last of Us episode 6 — Monday, Feb. 20 at 1PM (AEDT)
  • The Last of Us episode 7 — Monday, Feb. 27 at 1PM (AEDT)
  • The Last of Us episode 8 — Monday, March 5 at 1PM (AEDT)
  • The Last of Us episode 9 — Monday, March 13 at 1PM (AEDT)

The Last of Us cast

The Last of Us is led by Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian, Narcos) as Joel, while Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) plays Ellie. Fans of the video game should note that Merle Dandridge reprises her role as Marlene after having voiced the character in the video games. Jeffrey Pierce, who voiced the character of Tommy in the games plays Perry in the TV adaptation.

  • Pedro Pascal as Joel
  • Bella Ramsey as Ellie
  • Gabriel Luna as Tommy
  • Anna Torv as Tess
  • Nico Parker as Sarah
  • Nick Offerman as Bill
  • Murray Bartlett as Frank
  • Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen
  • Storm Reid as Riley
  • Merle Dandridge as Marlene
  • Jeffrey Pierce as Perry
  • Lamar Johnson as Henry 
  • Keivonn Woodard as Sam
  • Graham Greene as Marlon 
  • Elaine Miles as Florence
Henry T. Casey
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