Okay I'll probably be hated for this but IMHO you should not get your hosting from Australia. Reasons why you shouldnt outgain the positives:
- Much more expensive (some are 5times more than U.S hosts & lack severely)
- Uptime is not 99.9% guarantee with alot of them
- U.S hosts load extremely fast internationally
- Very low in features compared to the big U.S hosts
- Customer support is nothing compared to U.S
- U.S hosts customer support helps with non host related issues too!!! & 24/7
- U.S hosts wordpress is already integrated & in one click you have it installed on your host
- The customer support must be said again... VERY VERY HELPFUL!!
- U.S hosts = Unlimited email addresses for e.g (unlimited)@website.com.au
- U.S hosts 30 day money back guaranteed
- Heaps more!
- loads 0.0001 second faster than U.S hosts in Australia only
- you can go to there shopfront (if they have one) & say hello..
Someone please let me know if I'm wrong with what I've stated