Apparently that's just how bad the shortage is here in Australia.
In a statement Nintendo confirmed it would be bringing more Amiibo into the Australian region and that some might not originally have been attended for this market.
In the coming months, limited quantities of some amiibo figures will be replenished in stores, with some figures sourced from other regions that will feature non-AU/NZ packaging.
The Amiibo situation in Australia has been a pretty difficult one. They have been increasingly difficult to find in stores and Nintendo seems to have dramatically underestimated the demand, hence the need to bring in stock from overseas.
Nintendo also confirmed it would be expanding the Amiibo range on March 21, with new models of Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi and Bowser. Toad is also getting his own Amiibo. Where is Toadette Nintendo? I WANT TOADETTE.
These things really do print money.