Down here in Melbourne its pretty good at the moment. There are two amiga user groups that I know of and third mysterious exclusive one with rituals involving goats.... seriously
Last night I attended a beach party / demo party with a few people which was pretty cool.
As for an abundance of hardware, well I cant say I have hit that pot of gold yet, but its around on epay or through user group members if you are willing to spend the cash.
On a side note there is www.amibay.com
, you could join up there and place a wanted ad, who knows what might be available.