We have lagged behind the rest of the world for years with access to video on demand services like Netflix. One of the only contenders is IINet's Fetch TV which may be one of the reasons why Aussies are the biggest downloaders of shows like HBO's Game of Thrones. It is not made easy to obtain therefore people find other ways of getting what they are after. This may be set to change.
"Streaming video service Netflix has announced it will launch services in Australia and New Zealand from March 2015."
CRN have an article outlining some of the difficulties ISP's will have with the increased data usage the this online video on demand service will cause.
Read more about it here: Netflix in Australia: will telcos play along?
Personally I think any option may be better than some of the shows that get fed to us on TV at times!