I finally found a place in Canberra with great macarons - on the same par as the ones you'd get in Sydney or overseas. Croissant D'or in Civic is an inconscipuous french patisserie at the bus depot. They have a decent range of brightly coloured macarons - chocolate, rose or strawberry, pistachio among many others. I couldn't go past the blueberry macarons. They were sitting on the top shelf and called my name.
33 East Row