I have lived in Sydney, and Queensland for 25 years - i am from New Zealand and look Eastern European. I have never experienced any nasty racism in Queensland, however in one year in Sydney i sure did. You will find QLD much more accepting, and large greek and italian communities, among other ethnic communites. Might is suggest the back of the Gold Coast, in the Hinterland - Beechmont Mountain, Tamborine Mountain, around Mudgeereeba and Numinbah Valley - very accepting communities no matter who you are, and perfect places for mini farms :)
I don't know where you're hearing these stories from mate or what you're expecting? Some angry mob to come after you because you're eating Souvlaki or something? This is a small suburb, probably less than 4000 people and the people who move here do so because they are generally looking for a nice quiet and safe place to raise their children, not to cause trouble or get angry at anyone. Honestly, just the idea makes me tired to think about. I mean, sure you might find one or two a**holes out there anywhere, but I'd be damn near shocked if it was more than that.