I reckon thats a Theraphosid ( not sure which type, but not dissimular to the Selenocosmia crassipes ( this would fit perfectly with the photoos/ your area) It does bear some features of a grammostola pulchra - or Brazillian black tarantula in culchie speak ( but they are rarely found in australia, more of a brazillian thing (hence the name). From the defensive behaviour you described, I would say it is more likely to be the first type. I could identify it for sure if I knew what size it was, however I would not think it is the latter, because I have only ever heard of them in S.A.
The first is about 6-8 inches fully grown, and the latter is about 5 inches.
FRom the fangs in the photo, it is most likely a female.
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