It is often tumbled polished to form pendants or for small polished chips which are then drilled to make attractive
Rose quartz is much used in carving of ornaments such as animals and birds. Much of this lapidary work was done in the German town of Idar-Oberstein, which is famous for its agate and quartz stone works of art. I have a rose quartz ash tray bought from there, but the original source of their material is mainly Brazil.
Sometimes you will be lucky and find a facet-grade piece of rose quartz. This is clean and devoid in wisps, but still translucent pink. The faceted rose quartz in the photo is self-cut and measures 18 x 25 mm, weighs 50.9 carats, and is of Brazilian origin.
Rose Quartz localities in Australia? Referring to mindat.org/search I see a few localities for the Hartz Ranges, NT and a couple in WA. The few photos provided are not good. Quality seems much inferior to the Brazilian rose quartz.