Glad that you found us! I think you will like it here. There are some other Australians here, but I don’t have a sense of the size of the population.
I was also on FetLife for a while, but I haven’t been there in a few years. I think part of my problem was that it was a bit confusing. When I first started dressing I went to monthly CD/Trans gatherings in a town about 90 minutes away. They announced things through FetLife, so I joined. Anyway, I guess it wasn’t my thing.
While I’m sure many will offer advice concerning fashion, makeup, etc. if asked, we don’t have a dedicated forum for that here. However, there is specific forum on CrossdresserHeaven.com
I worked in Taiwan for 6 years. For over 4 years of that time, our general contractor was Boris Lend-Lease. I got to know many Aussies and New Zealanders. I appreciated the straightforwardness and the lack of pretense. We worked hard, but we also had some great times!
I have in-laws just outside of Canberra. They immigrated 20+ years ago and are now retired. My wife and I visited them in 2007. Our last full day in-country was Australia Day in Sydney and I did the Sydney Tower SkyWalk. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip!
I appreciate your be being very complete in filling out your Profile. I often have to remind people to do that. It is a great starting point for people to get to know you and where you are in your journey. Note that for us, “journey” is important. It isn’t a sprint. It’s more like a marathon! From what you said, I think you have a good sense of that.
Anyway, it is a very welcoming community and I hope that you enjoy your time here.