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 (22)
- Value for Money4.0 (21)
- Noise Level4.4 (22)
- Heating Speed4.6 (19)
- Temperature Consistency4.5 (19)
- Safety4.3 (21)
- 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 Quality4.1 (28)
- Value for Money3.8 (26)
- Noise Level4.6 (27)
- Heating Speed4.1 (26)
- Temperature Consistency4.3 (26)
- Safety4.2 (25)
- Heater TypePortable, Convector & Panel and Wall-Mountable
- Max Room Size 10 m² to 24 m²
- Colour / FinishWhite
- Construction MaterialAluminium
Latest review: We purchased two 3200A heat strips for our newly renovated backyard. The heaters are absolutely fantastic. Easy to use and very affective. Working from home nearly full-time, the heates have allow
Price (RRP) $395.00 to $698.00
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
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.
Price (RRP) $199.00 to $399.00
Price from Kogan
Latest review: We did a lot of research and was going to buy an Australian premium brand but have had past problems in other houses so decided that, being a cold person who loves being warm to go with this Canadian
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: We purchased this heater few days ago to heat up our small bathroom. It does heat quickly however there’s a weird smell like a burn one. The price is great for 2000watts and for sure this is perfect f
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.
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: 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: The Delonghi TRRS1224EG is a great heater with alot of features which are a must have. A bit of background on how we came about to purchase the Delonghi model. We originally bought the Aldi brand
Price (RRP) $169.00 to $219.00
Latest review: Just bought this so will give full review in one week. So far the cat loves it. Temp great. Was easy to assemble and heating started quite quickly. Im impressed so
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: 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