"I am from South West Victoria, in Australia. My local hardcore scene is Melbourne. I live in a small country town so kids have no idea about hc, they all like metalcore shit like pwd and bmth.
In my opinion these are the best bands in Melbourne...
A few dudes run a zine called It's Still Okay Not to Drink, they also run a distro called Waiting on Revolution. Always good.
We had the best venue in the country, The Arthouse until that closed down. Mindsnare was the very first band I saw there and the last. But other than that there are a few other all ages and 18+ venues around, none as good as that place though."