I had to do a conversion for down under: 1 Australian dollar = 1.0145 US dollars.
You say you have around 300 to spend. I'd spend half of that and get an intermediate 'scope.
a rough guide, a lot of gibberish if you are first starting out, but, you'll see the
brands they recommend.
For about 150 you can get a good Newtonian, about 6", on a tripod without computerized tracking. You'll have to spend 450 or so for a GPS enabled
unit, which will orient and auto track what ever you program in.
The key is to research before you buy. Also note, that once you buy a 'scope the second most important thing is the eyepieces. A scope is useless
without an eye piece, and they come in thousands of zoom factors and resolutions and designs. In amateur astronomy, you sight an object with a low
magnification, and once it's sighted, you switch the eyepiece for a closer view, or maybe you even add a filter lens. Often times, you switch many
variations of those. I currently have about 20 eyepieces, from 20x to 750x magnification. Not to get too technical right now, but you don't want to
buy a scope that boasts a huge magnification level. Buy one with the biggest aperture that is in your budget, and let your eyepieces do the
magnification for you.
Also to note, you can get a camera to mount to your scope, a dslr, if you want to diverge into astrophotography. It hooks USB to your computer, and
there is software that will "stack" images, and "clean up" a series of exposures.
Honestly, sorry if I came across harsh. Astronomy is a fascinating subject, and I apologize for alienating you. If you do get interested in
astronomy, I'll share whatever I've learned myself so far.