Well I have an update. I never got a reply to my email, so today I gave the nsw firearms registry a call.
The woman I spoke to said that all you need to do (in order to apply for the B709B) is to send them details on the laser(s), your name dob address phone, and use for the laser. I emailed this info to a different address she gave me. I got the impression that it would be quite easy to get a B709B.
You can download the B710 from customs.gov.au, and after looking at it, I'm more inclined to believe that there will be no problem provided I have the B709B.
Anyway, at the moment this is looking quite hopeful. I'll keep you guys posted.
Attention: I recieved an email from the QLD police today.
Thank you for you enquiry dated 01/07/2008 regarding the importation of laser pointers.
The minimum age for a person wishing to obtain a B709 form is 18 years of age and must be a permanent resident of Queensland, so in turn this mean that any item requiring the issue of B709, regardless of what the item is, you would need to be of the minimum age to be considered.
Please be advised that if a B709 is issued to you, it is valid for one use only, for each shipment of items, you will need to complete an application for an import permit.
In relation to your enquiry concerning the B710, you will need to contact the Australian Customs Service in regards to your questions,
I have attached an application for an import permit (B709) for you convenience, these can be also be accessed from the Queensland Police website
If you should have any further enquiries do not hesitate to contact this branch.
I'd just like to point out (if it already hasn't been), that if you're under 18 and you try to apply for a permit, they will reject it, and not only that, they will monitor ALL your incoming and outgoing imports for a year.
A good friend of mine told me that, as it happened to one of his friends; so just play it carefully.
But here's the kicker. Only "Hand-held laser pointers" are illegal to import. There's no law stating that parts to make a laser pointer are illegal. Only the completed pointers.
So you can easily just as well buy a Laser module or DVD Burner diode from a laser parts site, and the other needed parts, say from Dick Smith (electrical shop), and make something that would be effectively banned from importation if it was completed.
A good cover story to make things go more smoothly is to just state that if you're importing a DVD Burner laser diode, you can easily say it is a replacement for your DVD burner. There's no illegality in that.
That's my plan anyway, to import all the parts I need, (of course, cheap); and then buy a MagLite torch from eBay so I can make that MagLite laser hack.
So yeah, all in all, remember that thing when applying for a Permit...