ABC Television have confirmed the broadcasting on their website schedule's page, with the new season airing on ABC2, one of the company's channels.
The Australians will be the first to witness the new twenty episode run for 2012 rather than the UK and US, with only it's debut show being detailed.
Race to the RescueFlynn is the Sodor Island Fire Engine and his wheels have been adapted so that he can roll on the road as well as on the train tracks.
As he sets out on the road he's nervous and his wheels wobble. Charlie chuffs by and makes fun of him leaving Flynn feeling silly.
Rocky then tells Flynn that Sir Topham Hatt's shed is on fire. Flynn drives off but instead of using the road which would be faster, he goes on the tracks so he won't be a 'big red wobble on wheels'.
The episode is indeed part of the new run as evident by ABC's briefing of the show; Join Thomas and his friends as they travel the tracks on the Island of Sodor during these new episodes.
Japan was confirmed exclusively a week back to be airing the 2012 Series along with it's two preceders.
Season Sixteen of Thomas & Friends starts airing on ABC2 on Thursday February 16th 2012 at 2:55pm, with further episodes due to be clarified in the schedules.