You'll find the riding community up here welcoming and supportive.
If you need support in Anchorage, maybe I can be of assistance, or if you find yourself in Talkeetna (just a couple hours north) I can offer tent space close to the village center. I've only been knocking around ADV a few years but I continue to be amazed by the lengths to which folks will go to help a fellow inmate in need.
My quess is it's similar down under, as well. I'm counting on it; there's a group of three of us heading that way in late April. We're taking a month to ride up the West cost, dirt and camping when we can. (two DRs and a 800 GS)
Gonna be a good one for sure!