Welcome to CS!
You will get lots of advice on this Im sure with repetitive advice stating that you should spend at least equivalent money on a grinder (which you should).
For about 1K you have a number of options, but if you want to make multiple steam drinks for that price youre limited to the sunbeam EM6910 which you can get for about $500. It runs on a thermablock so it can steam and pour coffee at the same time and you dont have to worry about waiting in between. (The next jump up is to around the $2K mark for a double boiler or HX machine which will be far superior in build quality and capabilities.)
This leaves you with $500+ dollars for a grinder. Check out the CompakK3T (500), Mazzer Mini or MacapM4 ($700-800).
There are a number of sponsors in the Brisbane area or you can always buy Roasted beans from the beanbay here on CS and Andy will ship them to you. Or you can start roasting at home and save even more money...
hope that helps...but feel free to call a sponsor. they will answer all your questions.