Doswell, Paul. Prison Ship: Adventures of a Yount Sailor.
After being framed for cowardice in a sea battle, thirteen-year-old Sam and his friend Richard are sent to Australia, where they must fight for their lives in the outback. (Book 2 in the Adventures of a Young Sailor series).
Three sisters growing up in post-World War II Sydney, Australia, deal with their mentally unstable father, their possibly unfaithful mother, and the defecting Russian spy who lives next door.
Pople, Maureen. The other side of the family
Sent from England for safety during World War II to stay with an Australian grandmother known to hate her family, fifteen-year-old Katherine discovers a totally unexpected character and startling revelations about her family.
Silvey, Craig. Jasper Jones.
In small-town Australia, teens Jasper and Charlie form an unlikely friendship when one asks the other to help him cover up a murder until they can prove who is responsible.