Have hurricanes/cyclones/whatever ever hit Australia or South America?
Australia and the islands of the SW Pacific deal with hurricanes all the time. While the west coast of South America has never had a hurricane 'hit,' there have been two hurricanes in the South Atlantic that have hit the east coast of South America. Both of these have been in this decade; prior to 2004 (I believe), there is no record of a South Atlantic hurricane.
WAFB Storm Team