Thanks TA but Adac is for German m/c's owned by German citizens only.
The Irish AA does NOT do carnets. The RAC will, but only for a UK m/c & because I am a foreigner (Oz) they want a rather large deposit. The only organisation that will reasonably do it is the Australian Rac but only on Oz reg m/c. I tried to import mine but it's very hard to negotiate a fair price for importing something when you are 15,000 km away!
IF I had known, I would have imported my own machine b4 I left. So, sorry guys, but I have been soundly defeated by iron clad offialdom this time. I may do the trip in reverse in '05 starting from Oz.
Take heed any Australians who want to come over to Europe & ride back!
Thank you all!