Unfortunately, I don't believe there are any RIC authorised techs in OZ. When CMI Music were (again) briefly the distributors for Aust, around 5 years ago, I asked if they had recommended repairers, and the answer was 'No'.
With regards to capable luthiers and technicians, it can depend on what you want to do and the scale of the works. Apart from asking here try also the Rick Resource Facebook Group. Otherwise reach out though your local retailers and community of musicians to find people you could talk to. Ask for pics of completed work, and decent luthiers would also be able to supply references.
Best of luck.
1991 381 V69
1998 650 Dakota
Plus various Squiers and stuff
I’m thinking of buying a mapleglo 4000 and modding/ customising it. New paint job, maybe getting some crushed pearl inlays, old style pickguard put on if it was possible.
Just wanted to try and do something different if there was the capability at home.
I have had Frank Grubisa work on several of my Rickenbackers (50s, 60s and 70s) and have found him excellent. He can be quite busy but well worth the wait.
He is very familiar with Rickenbackers and I think you will find some comfort in the headstock design on his Grubisa Merlin 12.
Piers is also very capable, just don't bring up RIC as the conversation might turn colourful.
If you google "Crockenbacker", it should be readily evident how the issues between Piers and RIC exist.