Trust me, I wouldn't care in the slightest where it was sent, as long as it was fixed.
The way this works with DWI, is that you apply for an RMA, and once it's been given, you send it to a local address (Sydney, in this case) at your own cost and then they forward it on to their service center, which in this case is located, well actually I'm not sure where it's located. I do know that when the lens gets returned, it's always from Hong Kong, so my guess is the "service" center is located there.
So it's made two trips to the "local" center at my expense, and two back, at DWI's. That's probably around $100 in shipping fees so far!