We have never used a bike on Australian roads and still scared but we want to start riding soon.
Riding to work is not an option for me as it is too far. So, it will be for general use and mainly for going to the gym and back about 6 km in total, three times a week. My wife may ride to work but she is not sure.
I have seen this deal https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/491477 and missed it before I could decide if I want to spend $1000 for a bike.
I am happy to spend this much of the amount if it is worth it and get a better value of money but $250 seems realistic for a beginner.
If it is a unisex bike then we can share and buy a second bike if we use it more frequently. If not then open to see suggestion for individual bikes.