You dont need to be in Australia to see the miky way, and you dont need a telescope you can see it with the naked eye. Just find a place with no light pollution, top of a mountain, or the middle of an ocean are good spots. A pair of Binoculars improves what you see dramatically, and obviously a big telescope enhances your viewing experience even more. http://www.youcansee...-way-from-earth
I didn't mean can they see the Milky Way without a telescope. I meant can they see the River of Stars. I sent the article to a friend in Australia. He said that, yes, they'd need a telescope to see the River of Stars.