When I think Hardcore I think Black Flag, or Minor Threat. Which I like. But it seems that hardcore to most people is metal bands, screamo. Post Hardcore. They are called post hardcore because before harcore (punk) theyre wasnt rweally a lot of shouting or screaming. And that all these bands do now, Like IKTPQ.
well all i can tell you about australia from my experience, you know, living in Darwin my whole life, is avoid Darwin. It's right a the top of the country and unless you like lots of drunks, metal and what you would consider freakish heat stay with the southern states.