Nice spot to settle in Theo! Hope your surviving the heat currently.
Not sure on the best mechanics, Mick motors only do parts, no mechanical work.
Other than trying your luck at local mechanics, a few to try:
Custom VW Specialists 28 Hayward St, Stafford (mostly into air cooled VW's but friendly and helpful)
Leon's Motors Pty Ltd Unit 7/ 284 Musgrave Rd, Coopers Plains (not sure if they do T3's)
And Rudi on Bribie Island (I don't have contact details)
I don't have personal experience with these guy's, but they are often recommended.
You could also try a post on the Kombi club forum.
I'm not far from you (near the airport) if your ever stuck
---In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, <teows@...> wrote :
We finally made the move to Redcliffe Qld.
At the Safety Inspection for the Syncro it was noted – RHF and RHR wheel bearings need to be adjusted.
Well, as far as I know they can’t be adjusted which means most likely new bearings.
So I will be looking for a VW mechanic close to Redcliffe.
By the way, there is a car dealership in Redcliffe which also sells VW’s