On a per capita basis, Australia does very well in the area of computer chess development. Over at the online hub of Computer Chess, http://wbec-ridderkerk.nl/ there are a number of Australian programs taking part in the various tournaments.
One activity that brings Australian developers together is the National Computer Chess Championships, or NC3 for short. This event is run as part of the Australian National University Chess Festival, usually held in July each year. To get the ball rolling for this year I am putting out a pre-registration call. If you are interested in finding out more about NC3 just send me an email, or visit the NC3 home page. The page contains the details of previous years tournaments, as well as a list of tournament rules used each year. Official announcements concerning the dates of this years tournament will be made in a month or two.