Ending a dry patch, one that in 2008 so called climate experts where conceding was “a new normal” for South Eastern Australia, was some “unprecedented” rain. This rain fell in 2011
The Sydney morning herald, which has been around for quite some time, reported on this “new normal“ in this article below from 2008
However, if the author cared to look at the historical reporting of the Sydney Morning Herald, he would find decades of precedents.
The lucky country seems to have a good amount of history of going from drought to flood and back again.
Sourced from the very informative real climate science page https://realclimatescience.com/2021/10/the-new-kind-of-water/