I've been looking for a quality stand mixer for the wife recently.
This Kenwood mixer has good reviews and is 1/2 the price of a Kitchen-Aid.
Also comes in multiple Colors (To match the toaster etc).
I also saw this in-store at Harris Scarfe for $299 (But it's not listed on the website).
You may be able to get JB/Good Guys to Price Match if you don't have a David Jones in your Area.