Hey Frontloop, Squeak is on the money but you do have more options in SA and Vic. Have a look at http://www.skysurfer.com.au/forums/index.php? and post away if you wish - locals from all the states can answer your questions. You might even be able to get a couch or lift to a DZ if needed. best of luck, happy travels!
(This post was edited by Sadist on Oct 30, 2011, 7:05 PM)
I was hoping you'd say Queensland because I would have recommended http://www.ramblers.com.au/ Ramblers. Felt at home there after being there for like 5 minutes. Great place, didn't even jump (weather)! Picton was a bit meh IMO but we were there midweek after a boogie and noone seemed to want to jump. Weather was perfect too. I'd suggest calling in advance.
I just spent a year traveling and jumping the east coast of Australia. There are MANY options wherever you go.
Check out the skysurfer forums and the APF website listed a couple posts up for different events. There is always some kind of boogie or competition or training events happening.
When are you traveling?
You will need to get an APF membership but you can buy a temporary membership for 1, 3, or 6 months I believe.
There are also some different rules in Australia regarding what you are allowed to do as far as size of jumps go. Maybe someone else can better explain how the star crest and freefly crest work.
You should definitely get onto the Skysurfer forum. Its a great resource for meeting people, finding events and the Australian crew is very hospitable. It's very easy to find rides to the DZ, places to sleep and new friends to have a beer with :)
I'm also in the same boat so instead of start a new thread I thought I'd just reply.
I'm going in November for as long as my money will last and was wondering what the largest and busiest dropzones are in aus? I've been looking at ramblers but from their description on their site, it sounds like they can barley get enough kid week jumpers...