Not the expert on world aviation, but from my few small number of visits to airports other than Sydney, I can certainly see we have it easy.
For a start, our airport has the smallest area of any of the Australian capital city airports ensuring the fences are as close to the action as possible. Compare this to the largest, Brisbane - where the only decent spot becomes useful after about 10am (due to Sun), and is also dependent on wind.
We can always position ourselves at Sydney to take advantage of conditions.
Better still, multiple locations are sufficient for particular shots allows for the same action to be taken from two different angles.
Although Sam has provided a list of the biggest uploaders, then excludes two major groups.
1. The photographers who don't upload, but are still "fixtures" at the airport (e.g. John, Merv)
2. The younger photographers who have limited transport and limited funds.
I've seen some of the latter, and unfortunately have had to rejected numerous shots that would have otherwise been perfect given the right training and equipment. I consider it part of my duty as a screener, to help these newer submitters (from Sydney and elsewhere). Give them a bit of direction, and allow their work to be shown on the site. They may not be as experienced as the Frank's, Craig's and Sam's.... but the potential is there.
I would welcome these shooters to visit the YSSY message forum too:
Respected users.... If my replies are useful, then by all means...