It has been confirmed that Austin will be joining the Entrance Tigers, a team that competes in the Newcastle Rugby League Denton Engineering Cup competition - regarded as one of the best regional leagues in the state.
“We are super excited to have Blake at the club, he is a big, mobile five-eighth that will add a wealth of talent to an already impressive back line,” the club said in a statement via News Corp.
“Blake's ability and knowledge of the game will go a long way in mentoring our younger halves to ensure we are strong in both the Denton Engineering Cup and Central Coast Competitions.
Given the lack of quality halfbacks off-contract at the time, Austin emerged as a potential recruitment option due to his experience, skill and versatility earlier this year.
“If I was going back I would want to go to a successful team and just focus on me but I'm open to all offers," he told the JBK Show earlier this year, revealing he was open to all offers from clubs.