Merchants including barbers, golf shops, cabinet-makers and grocery stores are accepting bitcoin for purchases. A new service, Satspend, can help you find these. You can zoom in on the map of Australia to find a local store that accepts bitcoin.
The service is operated by Mission Bitcoin and supported by Hardblock, a prominent Aussie bitcoin-only exchange. A similar resource, BTC Map, provides global coverage.
Mission Bitcoin accepts submissions of new merchants through Twitter or Github. I just requested the inclusion of George’s Barbershop in Ashgrove so it should appear in searches soon.