How tech savvy are you? If you have a smart phone, consider downloading Instagram - there is a large Australian WLS contingent on there who have regular meetups around the Brisbane area. RNY, sleeve, band, post-op pregnancy, weight regain post-op ~ there are people who have experienced everything and are extremely supportive. The food inspiration and comparison photos alone are worth it!
There is a massive WLS meetup planned for August this year in Noosa, they've booked out an entire resort. I'd urge you, or anyone else for that matter, to get on Instagram and check it out.
My username is @maintaining.maggie for anyone who'd like to add me.