Just about all the electronics components I use in my projects are manufactured in Shenzhen, China. The logistics of getting them from China to Australia at a decent price is surprisingly tricky. If you are on a budget, you need to research and order two to three weeks in advance. But if you are willing to pay more, you can get most things in under a week. Although expect shipping and handling to cost more than the actual component. It has made me a little jealous of the Shenzhen electronics markets, those places look amazing. Being able to stroll down the street and get any component you need same day or next day at wholesale prices? Yes please.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://reprage.com/post/online-vendors-for-australian-makers