Arduino has a local distributor in Australia now, at arduinoinaustralia.com.au. The local site appears to come from the people at Little Bird Electronics.
Prices look pretty good, at least in the launch phase and they are aiming to have items stocked locally for fast delivery. That would be good as it has been a constant bugbear of mine having to wait for delivery of Arduino parts from the US.
As Australia’s first Official Distributor, we know you want to get your hands on Arduino boards, shields, kits and accessories pretty quick. While we do have lots of products in stock for fast delivery, and our mission is to have all products in stock very soon, there may be 7 day shipping on some select parts initially. We will email you to advise if we can’t ship your order within 24 hours.
The Arduino Australia site does appear to be largely a marketing spin-off from Little Bird, but the focus on Arduino products and having local stock can only be a good thing for Australian makers.