Happy Australia Day everyone! Six years after our last Australia Day release, the extension is still going strong and we are celebrating again this year with the release of the first version of the Fontis Australia extension for Magento 2. This initial release of the Australia extension includes the Australian regions and the BPAY and direct deposit payment methods. An Australia Post shipping method is not included with this first release, but will be added in a later version along with the rest of the features from the Magento 1 extension.
As part of the new release we have refactored out the BPAY reference calculation code and the check to determine if a customer group should have access to a resource. Both of these libraries have been published on GitHub and are licensed under the OSL3. The BPAY library doesn't even depend on Magento, so it can be used in any project which needs to calculate appropriate BPAY references.
With its recent GA release, 2016 will be the year of Magento 2, and we plan to port a number of our other popular extensions to the new platform while we also take the opportunity to officially discontinue others.
The Fontis Australia extension for Magento 2 is now available for immediate download on GitHub and is available to install through Composer from our site. If you have any feedback or would like to contribute, please submit an issue on GitHub.