Location search has now been added to the Ryerson Index to death notices and obituaries in Australian newspapers - search facility. The search is conducted through the normal search page but although the surname is still asterisked as a mandatory field this is not so if one adds a location. In other words either a surname or a location has to be entered.
Simply enter the place of interest into the Location field and nothing else unless you wish to restrict the search. Search for places which have more than one word, e.g. HILL END. The usual ways to narrow the search, i.e. year range, newspaper and State, all work as per the name search. You can search for 'at PLACE', or 'late of ...' or 'formerly of ...' if you wish.
This is a great feature to "mine" the the names of the index for your local and family history research.