Seems like my long term Aus registrar jumba.com.au have been purchased by netregistry/Melbourne IT who I have ZERO intention of working with (so many ongoing issues working with them for clients!), so now need a local registrar for my few .com.au domains. I could register a new .com.au with Namecheap, but unfortunately transferring .com.au to them is not permitted.
you might not like my answer as they were purchased by net registry some time ago but TPP Wholesale are spot on for any kind of domains buying/reselling/dns hosting/ portal access etc. i must have over 500+ domains by now with them over the years. cant fault them or their tech support.
If net registry had simply purchased them and kept their services working as was, wouldn't have been looking. But they were moving everyone to their own system, which I've had nothing but bad experiences with.