Welcome to the CS community kmcgreg,
You have a very realistic budget and plenty of options.
My suggestion is to peruse some machines and choose a few you like the sound of. I can then tell you what I dont like about them ;)
There are no perfect machines, but a little discussion will assist you to match yourself with the most appropriate gear for you. Do be careful to allow enough for a good grinder. With your budget, Id suggest a minimum of Compak K3 Push.
We have many Tasmanian clients, some of whom are now on their second machine with us and yes, we can arrange service as required in Hobart.
Please feel most welcome to call for a chat.