Thanks to some good information posted on this forum I was made aware of a good deal being offered by Vanbar on a Manfrotto 190XPROB tripod and Manfrotto 804RC2 head combo.
Their price is $249 which is almost $100 less than the next best price I could find.
I finally got around to calling them half expecting them to say that they had sold out or that the special had expired. But, no, they still have them available at that price.
Check it out here: http://www.vanbar.com.au/Aspecials/.
I picked one up from their Sydney warehouse yesterday and I am very happy with it. Highly recommended.