A new gas or electric heater can really go the distance in keeping your home sufficiently snug in winter. Read on for tips on how to choose from a wide range of portable or wall heaters in the gas or electric variety. Then start filtering below to select from some of the best gas and electric heaters to buy in Australia.
A gas heater works quickly and efficiently, providing an abundance of warmth that gets right into a room’s corners. It's great for warming up medium to large rooms with multiple people, and will work even in a power outage.
Make sure you have the right gas source for your preferred model of gas heater: LPG or natural gas.
Electric heaters can be a cheap and efficient type of room heater to keep your bedroom or small to medium living room warm.
There are a number of different types of electric heaters, some of the most popular being , and . For more detailed information on the pros and cons of each type, read our Heaters Buying Guide, linked below.
While a gas heater is more expensive to buy, electric heaters are the cheapest to run. To save on your electricity bill, also look for high energy star ratings and select the correct number of watts for your room size. Custom picking safety features that are right for you can make living with your new heater a relaxing, worry-free experience.
Quick and effective heating
Hidden heating element
Cheap electricity bills
Can release a strong odour
- Build Quality4.5 (21)
- Value for Money4.0 (20)
- Noise Level4.3 (21)
- Heating Speed4.6 (18)
- Temperature Consistency4.4 (18)
- Safety4.3 (20)
- Heater TypePortable
- Max Room Size 97 m² to 128 m²
- Colour / FinishPlatinum Silver, Silver and White
The $189 DeLonghi DL2401TF quickly heats up a room, and can be turned off soon after it speedily performs a job well done.
Price (RRP) $189.00
Outstanding heating ability
Good value for money
- Build Quality4.8 (17)
- Value for Money4.6 (17)
- Noise Level4.6 (16)
- Heating Speed4.5 (18)
- Temperature Consistency4.7 (18)
- Safety4.8 (17)
- Heater TypeFin & Column and Portable
- Colour / FinishGrey
- Dimensions 630 x 510 x 150 mm
Sensitive Choice approved
Not especially energy efficient
- Build Quality4.2 (27)
- Value for Money3.9 (25)
- Noise Level4.6 (26)
- Heating Speed4.1 (26)
- Temperature Consistency4.4 (25)
- Safety4.3 (24)
- Heater TypePortable, Convector & Panel and Wall-Mountable
- Max Room Size 10 m² to 24 m²
- Colour / FinishWhite
- Construction MaterialAluminium
The $55 Kmart Anko 11 Fin Oil Heater uses an oil-assisted heating element to produce a gentle yet consistent level of heat within a room.
Price (RRP) $55.00
Latest review: The heater warms our whole space 3x4 meters The product is used a lot and we haven't had any issues. Warms quickly and stays warm, sometimes I have to take my jacket
Price (RRP) $395.00 to $698.00
The $319 DeLonghi Dragon 4 Series offers a range of convection heaters that feature an 11-fin oil column design. They can be used to warm rooms that measure up to 70 metres cubed.
The gas heaters in Rinnai’s Energysaver series emit clean, warm air while releasing zero emissions. According to the brand, this makes them suitable for householders with allergies or respiratory problems.
Latest review: Fan works well if you want to circulate air but I really wanted it to warm a small space when I get dressed or come out of the shower. Does not heat at all! Its meant to be a heater..back to using my
Price (RRP) $20.00
The Rinnai Granada 252 gas heater combines effective radiant heating with a fan to help circulate warm air around a room. With its 5.9-star energy rating, you’ll be sure to save money on your energy bill, too.
Price (RRP) $1,141.00
Latest review: Effectively heated a small bedroom but within 3 months of using it, the fan sparked and stopped heating. Thankfully it was within a 1 year warranty and I can return it. Nothing is made to last
Price (RRP) $158.99
Latest review: After doing lots of research I purchased this wood heater. It will not burn longer than 6/7 hours using quality wood. The place of purchase told us to stick a magnet over one of the air holes under
Latest review: Works much better than i expected. Love it! Noise is minimal: I was worried about the noise from the mechanical thermoswitch. But that has not bothered me at all during the nights. Safety is
Price (RRP) $139.00 to $179.00
Latest review: We have a semi small area & it heats up very quickly. Keeps us warm and not overheated. It copes with the very well & we are very satisfied with the heaters ability to reach temperature in a timely
Price (RRP) $69.95 to $99.95
Latest review: Had great experience with this heater for 20 years (in Perth, so only used for 3-4 months every year). Same specs I think (40 MJ/hr consumption, with 2-speed fan). Huge room with cathedral ceiling
Price (RRP) $4,799.00
Latest review: Bought this from Dick Smith, after 2 days it made a loud bang and sprayed hot oil everywhere with black smoke. I have reported to ACCC to get the heater recalled for safety. I read an older review on
Price (RRP) $59.95 to $109.95
These Australian-made gas log fires provide heating options that are undeniably aesthetically pleasing. However, whether they heat up spaces effectively is a matter of divided opinion amongst reviewers.
Latest review: I bought this heater for my baby's room, it heats the space in 5-10 minutes. It keeps the space warm and cosy, but it makes so much noise that my daughter wakes up with the
Price (RRP) $169.00 to $219.00
Latest review: Recently purchased this item and from day 1 it does not ignite the tiles. I can hear it and smell the gas but the tiles do not light up. Called the support line and have to wait 1 week for technician