I use http://www.namescout.com/dot_au.asp
There was one place I found cheaper for around 56, but I preferred to go with a company that I was familiar with than to save 4 dollars.
Oh yeah the $59.99 at namescout is for two years registration, so about 30 aussie bucks a year which I think is quite cheap.
Also, you can find a full list of .com.au registrars here http://www.ausregistry.com.au/domains/registrars.php
You would have to check them all to find the cheapest, I was too lazy to do that, besides I recall reading somewhere that the wholesale cost for .com.au domains was somewhere around the AU$50 mark, so I thought the price I was paying was reasonable.
One thing to look for with namescout.com.au is that they charge you even if the registration is not successful, but your account gets a credit which you can use in future.
no, not that much.
If you are a sole trader, you just have to register a business name which costs around AU$126
If you start a company it costs around $1,000 to register a company, plus you have to lodge a company return each year.
I think there are still a lot of relatively untapped markets here in Australia, the downside is that there is only a relatively small population of 20 million in which to market your product or service to.
considering the fact that australia is densely populated with asians, opening a business which is like asian orientated would be a gas... a retro cafe would do good.. with some plug and play hidden cams and totebooks.. hmmm