G'day, Mimmogram and welcome to Cheftalk.
We have a number of Aussie and Kiwi chefs and home cooks on the site - and our membership is from around the globe. I'm Scots, but visit Australia to see family every couple of years (we alternate: they come here one year and we return the visit the next). We were due to return in 2011, but with a daughter's wedding in Greece and my Aussie niece marrying in the UK in 2012, it will be the year after. We LOVE Australia, although I must admit that as a fair-skinned red-headed Celt, I can't really take the heat. I adore Sydney, but that humidity gets to me. I've only visited your end of the country once and I have to say that it was a really beautiful state. We've eaten in some of the most amazing restaurants in Sydney, other NSW areas, Melbourne (my favourite aussie 'foodie' destination, bar NONE!) and I'm amazed at the strides in Aussie foods since I first visited over 30 years ago!
The wikis, blogs, articles, reviews and photography are all well worth spending time to view - and could well be a source if inspiration for new dishes. Feel free to join in on any thread you find interesting, or start your own in the relevant forum. There are also three professional fora, where you will find kindred spirits, I'm sure - but please don't post only in those fora are they are read-only for those of us who are non-professionals!
Hope to see you around the boards!