Our list of cool Google products which Australia can't get is growing on a daily basis. Google's newly-announced Chromebooks will hit stores in the US and a handful of European countries on June 15, but Australia has to content itself for now with this promise: "More countries will follow in the coming months."
If you don't want a 3G-equipped model, then the only minor nuisance involved in shipping in a Chromebook from overseas would be having to lug an additional power adaptor. That said, we hope that Australia is in that list of countries that get an official Chromebook release at some point in 2011 (the two initial manufacturers, Acer and Samsung, both have a major presence here). I'm not quite sure I'd want to make one my exclusive working environment, but as a travel option it could be appealing.