The paths of cyclones in the Australian Basin are no more erratic than cyclones, hurricanes or typhoons elsewhere. Conditions at the time of a cyclone's existence determine its path.
Sinuosity of Cyclone Tracks - SW Indian Ocean states that over the past three decades the sinuosity of cyclone paths in the SW Indian Ocean has a high degree of variability. It appears that in that part of the world, cyclones can make more abrupt changes in their paths during January than in other months of the cyclone season. It also goes on the state there are marked periods when the paths of cyclones are less sinuous and other periods when they are more sinuous when compared with long term averages.
The following picture, from Wikipedia, shows the paths of the cyclone tracks for the 1988-89 south west Indian Ocean cyclone season. A number of the paths are erratic.
Paths of other cyclones can be seen on the following Wikipedia pages:
1988-89 SW Indian Ocean Cyclone Season
1988-89 Australian Cyclone Season
2013-2014 SW Indian Ocean Cyclone Season
1985-1990 Southern Hemisphere Cyclone Paths
Paths of the World Hurricanes, Cyclones & Typhoons for the past 170 Years
NOAA Site displaying the paths of past cyclones, hurricanes & typhoons
Tracking paths for current cyclones in the Indian Ocean & Western Pacific