Terror Australis was, as its name suggests, an Australian robot that competed in the First World Championship of Robot Wars. It was a green box shaped robot that could run inverted. It was armed with a circular saw, but both this and the robot itself failed to work in its battle and was easily defeated. The team also attempted to enter Terror Australis into the International League Championship, but again the robot failed to work. Team Nemesis leant Nemesis to them, but this robot failed to give the Terror Australis team any success.
Terror Australis came up against Mortis in its only First World Championship fight. It did not even move (according to Jonathan Pearce, the clutch broke three days before) as Mortis came in and attacked it with its axe. Mortis then made several holes between Terror Australis' eyes before getting its lifting arm inside the mouth of the Australian machine, lifting it up and dropping it back down. Cease was called as Mortis pushed Terror Australis towards the pit.
- "Well, Terror Australis as menacing as a koala bear..."
- — Jonathan Pearce sums up Terror Australis' performance.
Terror Australis also competed in the International League Championship (retaining the scars it sustained from Mortis), but the robot failed to start up for its first battle against Depoppesaurus Rex. As a result, Team Nemesis lent the team their Nemesis robot, which had the fur taken off and replaced with green and yellow paint. The new Terror Australis started the battle with Depoppesaurus Rex again and it was the Belgian machine that dominated, lifting its opponent up several times, but was unable to finish it off, so a draw was declared. The robot then came up against the team that had built it with Diotoir and, after a lot of pushing around the arena, with neither robot able to use their weapons to great effect, Terror Australis was pushed into the pit. The robot would later fight a grudge match against Mortis in a one-off battle called The Ashes. Despite using a working robot this time, the team still failed to win after Mortis lifted it onto its back.
|TERROR AUSTRALIS - RESULTS|
|The First World Championship|
Representing Australia, Eliminators
|Eliminator||vs. Mortis (ENG)||Lost|
|International League Championship|
Representing Australia, Group Stage
|Group A, Battle 1||vs. Depoppesaurus Rex (BEL)||Draw|
|Group A, Battle 2||vs. Diotoir (IRE)||Lost|
|The Ashes||vs. Mortis (ENG)||Lost|
|NOTE: The team used an adapted version of Nemesis for this competition as the original Terror Australis failed to start up for the first battle.|
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 3
- Draws: 1
- Terror Australis is one of only two Australian robots ever to compete in Robot Wars, the other being Bondi-Titch.
- Neither robot ever won a battle, but Terror Australis did manage to draw one battle using a borrowed robot (Nemesis).
- In its battle against Diotoir, the Terror Australis team used Nemesis, Diotoir's predecessor, so this was one of very few occasions where two robots of the same team competed in the arena at the same time.