(also the first photo of the new year)
I've since found out this is a Botany Bay Diamond Weevil (Chrysolopus spectabilis)
Apparently it was first identified and collected by James Cook's party in Botany Bay, making it one of the first insect species identified in Australia by European visitors.
They eat wattles but can become a garden pest.
View all photos taken: Monday, 1st January 2007, This photo: 11:20am