Hi Wayno and welcome to the forum. We have quite a few members from down under. I think James Watt also hails from Sydney. A plunge router will do anything a fixed base router will do but the opposite is not true so I recommend that your first one be a plunge. I would also recommend that it be at least 2 hp (around 1200 watts). You'll be limited in what you can do with one much smaller than that.