Hi, we're planning to be in Sydney about mid-march, then arrange freighting the bike back to Europe.
Problem is, we're still in Malaysia, and plan to go to Indonesia, and island-hopping all the way to East Timor, then ship from Dili to Darwin. I dont even know at the moment, if the land border between Indonesia and East Timor is open. Today I enquired from Indonesian consulate, but they didnt know... and even when/if we get to Darwin, its still a long way from there.
If theres a problem with East Timor, then we might ship from Bali, or wherever we can find some company who can do it. Even returning back to Singapore to catch the Perkins ship could be an option.
So I really dont know about exact dates yet. But where are you planning to ship from? If its not far from Sydney, then sharing a crate etc., might sound just fine. I guess seafreight will be cheaper, but maybe wouldnt hurt to ask the airlines also. I recently shipped from India to Thailand, and the difference between air and sea wasnt actually so much (so I opted for air).
Are you already in Oz? Which route have you taken / will you be taking?