Love the game but... Where's local search?

So basically the problem is, I live in Australia and I am sick of playing people from the US and Europe. The connection is absolutely terrible and it makes me want to stop playing the game. Is there any way to search for local games? It has nothing to do with the amount of Australian players, heaps of Aussies bought the game on release day so I have no idea why I’m playing people from on the other side of the planet… It’s getting annoying now…

i agree, it’s been 5 or 6 years since halo 3 and there is still no local search. America isn’t the only country in the world 343.