Best Lawn Mowers

If you want a backyard that's neat enough to show the in-laws, a quality lawn mower is key. While it's tempting to splash the cash on the best lawn mower from Bunnings you can find, these essential garden power tools should be viewed as a long-term investment. Read on to find out more about the three main types of lawn mowers, so you can find a mower for you that's a cut above the rest. Continue Reading...

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Best Lawn Mower

Razorback All Terrain
Ride-On Mowers

Razorback All Terrain

 · includes 9 listings
4.5 from 44 reviews
Power SourcesPetrol
Cutting Width957 mm
Height of Cut0 mm to 150 mm

The Razorback All Terrain range of mowers feature a front-positioned mechanical drive train that makes light work of heavy-duty cutting jobs - including on steep acreages.

Price (RRP) $12,990.00 to $23,490.00

Powerful, hard-working engine
Works well on hills
Not as effective on manicured lawns
  • Build Quality
    4.3 (16)
  • Value for Money
    4.1 (17)
  • Ease of Use
    4.7 (16)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.8 (16)
  • Engine Displacement389 cc to 653 cc
  • FeaturesDeck Clean-out Port
  • Catcher Type None
  • Cutting Deck MaterialsSteel
Honda HRU19
Petrol Lawn Mowers

Honda HRU19

 · includes 5 listings
3.9 from 149 reviews
Power SourcesPetrol
Cutting Width470 mm to 482 mm
Height of Cut16 mm to 80 mm

With a 4-stroke engine, an auto choke system, and an easy start that often gets going with one pull, the Honda HRU19 petrol mower has the brawn to get your lawn looking spick and span.

Price (RRP) $889.00 to $939.00

Starts reliably
Easy to manoeuvre
Durable build quality
Prone to clogging
  • Build Quality
    4.6 (33)
  • Value for Money
    4.0 (33)
  • Ease of Use
    4.1 (33)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.9 (32)
  • Engine Types4-Stroke, OHV (Overhead Valve) and OHC (Overhead Cam)
  • Engine Displacement170 cc
  • FeaturesMulching Capability, Blade Brake, Quick-Start Motor, Deck Clean-out Port and Foldable Handle
  • Catcher Type Collapsible and Rigid
  • Catcher Capacity54 L to 60 L
  • Cutting Deck MaterialsAluminium Alloy and Plastic
  • Number of Blades1
Victa Classic Cut
Petrol Lawn Mowers

Victa Classic Cut

3.7 from 116 reviews
Power SourcesPetrol
Cutting Width457 mm
Height of Cut11 mm to 70 mm

For those after a clean lawn, the Victa Classic Cut Push Mower can be a great addition to your garden shed; it’s fuel efficient, simple to start, and can cut all types of grass.

Price (RRP) $419.00

Cleanly cuts lawn
Lightweight and ergonomic
Economical to run
Awkwardly placed oil port
  • Build Quality
    3.3 (32)
  • Value for Money
    3.6 (32)
  • Ease of Use
    3.8 (31)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.5 (31)
  • Engine NamesBriggs & Stratton 500E Series
  • Engine Types4-Stroke and OHV (Overhead Valve)
  • Engine Displacement140 cc
  • FeaturesQuick-Start Motor
  • Catcher Type Rigid
  • Cutting Deck MaterialsSteel
  • Number of Blades2
Masport Bunnings 490 4'n1
  • Award Winner 2021
Petrol Lawn Mowers

Masport Bunnings 490 4'n1

4.2 from 51 reviews
Power SourcesPetrol
Cutting Width485 mm
Height of Cut7 mm to 71 mm

The Masport Bunnings 490 4’n1 Petrol Lawn Mower can cut, chip, and mulch, making it a multi-purpose machine with everything you need to clean up your green.

Price (RRP) $599.00

AS-Motor AS 940 Sherpa 4WD
  • Award Winner 2022
4.8 from 23 reviews
Power SourcesPetrol
Cutting Width900 mm
Height of Cut50 mm to 105 mm

The AS-Motor AS 940 Sherpa 4WD is a permanent 4-wheel drive ride-on mower that offers faultless performance, according to reviewers.

Price (RRP) $27,000.00

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Bosch Rotak LI Series
Battery Lawn Mowers

Bosch Rotak LI Series

 · includes 3 listings
4.1 from 46 reviews
Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
Cutting Width430 mm
Height of Cut20 mm to 70 mm

Being battery-operated and having a powerful motor make the mowers in the Bosch Rotak LI series serious contenders for those looking for a tidy yard without much fuss.

Price (RRP) $599.00

Rover Mini Rider
  • Award Winner 2021
Ride-On Mowers

Rover Mini Rider

 · includes 2 listings
4.1 from 38 reviews
Power SourcesPetrol
Cutting Width760 mm

The compact yet effective Rover Mini Rider fits through standard-width gates, and is easy to store - but doesn’t compromise on cutting power.

Price (RRP) $2,699.00 to $3,199.00

MoeBot S5
Robot Lawn Mowers

MoeBot S5

4.2 from 33 reviews

With 3500rpm of cutting power, the ability to mow edges, and an adjustable cutting height, the MoeBot S5 Robot Mower provides customisability to let you mow just the way you like.

Price (RRP) $950.00

Victa 82V 21" Wide Cut Mower
Battery Lawn Mowers

Victa 82V 21" Wide Cut Mower

3.8 from 55 reviews
Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
Cutting Width533 mm
Height of Cut17 mm to 80 mm

If you want an easy-to-use mower, you can get cutting with the Victa 82V 21” Wide Cut Mower at the push of a button.

Price (RRP) $929.00

Honda HRU196
Petrol Lawn Mowers

Honda HRU196

 · includes 3 listings
3.5 from 108 reviews
Power SourcesPetrol
Cutting Width470 mm
Height of Cut16 mm to 76 mm

The Honda HRU196 has 4-stroke technology and blade brake technology that lets you power through larger lawns.

Price (RRP) $1,169.00

Victa 82V Power Cut 883241
  • Award Winner 2021
Battery Lawn Mowers

Victa 82V Power Cut 883241

3.8 from 53 reviews
Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
Cutting Width457 mm
Height of Cut11 mm to 75 mm

The Victa 82V Power Cut 883241 Push Mower is quiet, has a quick charge time, and doesn’t emit any of the toxic fumes that petrol mowers do, letting you trim your lawn with comfort and ease.

Price (RRP) $629.00

Ozito ELM-1536
Electric Lawn Mowers

Ozito ELM-1536

4.1 from 29 reviews
Power SourcesElectrical
Cutting Width360 mm
Height of Cut22 mm to 65 mm

Price (RRP) $149.00

Honda HRU216
Petrol Lawn Mowers

Honda HRU216

 · includes 6 listings
3.3 from 84 reviews
Power SourcesPetrol
Cutting Width530 mm to 533 mm
Height of Cut16 mm to 100 mm

Thanks to its self-propelling feature, blade brakes, and 4-stroke engine, the Honda HRU216 - used for commercial and personal use - can let you face larger yard jobs head on without working up a sweat.

Price (RRP) $749.00 to $1,749.00

Masport Bunnings 486 3'n1
Petrol Lawn Mowers

Masport Bunnings 486 3'n1

3.5 from 45 reviews
Power SourcesPetrol
Cutting Width485 mm
Height of Cut6 mm to 72 mm

Price (RRP) $498.00

Ozito Push Reel Lawn Mower LMP-301
3.4 from 52 reviews
Power SourcesManual
Cutting Width300 mm
Height of Cut14 mm to 22 mm

Price (RRP) $69.97

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Honda HRX217
Petrol Lawn Mowers

Honda HRX217

 · includes 4 listings
3.9 from 28 reviews
Power SourcesPetrol
Cutting Width508 mm to 533 mm
Height of Cut19 mm to 102 mm

Price (RRP) $699.00 to $1,529.00

Victa Corvette
Petrol Lawn Mowers

Victa Corvette

 · includes 8 listings
3.3 from 53 reviews
Power SourcesPetrol
Cutting Width420 mm to 483 mm
Height of Cut11 mm to 75 mm

Price (RRP) $429.00 to $899.00

Masport Bunnings 470 2'n1
Petrol Lawn Mowers

Masport Bunnings 470 2'n1

3.1 from 103 reviews
Power SourcesPetrol
Cutting Width460 mm
Height of Cut10 mm to 78 mm

Price (RRP) $449.00

Cub Cadet RZT Zero Turns
Ride-On Mowers

Cub Cadet RZT Zero Turns

 · includes 4 listings
4.4 from 16 reviews
Power SourcesPetrol
Cutting Width1,069 mm to 1,270 mm
Height of Cut38 mm to 102 mm

The RZT Zero Turns range from Cub Cadet offers effective 4-wheel steering and zero-turn agility, to make ride-on mowing experiences smoother and more enjoyable.

Price (RRP) $5,699.00 to $7,399.00

John Deere X300 Select Series
Ride-On Mowers

John Deere X300 Select Series

 · includes 14 listings
3.5 from 37 reviews
Power SourcesPetrol
Cutting Width1,070 mm to 1,280 mm
Height of Cut250 mm to 1,000 mm

These John Deere ride-on mowers offer more than just a reputable brand name - according to reviewers, they are reliable, durable and get the job of cutting large lawns right.

Price (RRP) $5,632.00 to $11,999.00

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Types of lawn mowers

Push lawn mowers · See All

Push lawn mower

Push lawn mowers are designed to give the user control and precision, so they can tackle small to medium sized lawns with a minimum of fuss.

If you've got a standard patch of grass that needs regular maintenance or even just a touch-up every now and then, a push lawn mower will do the job just fine. That said, while they're good for tight corners and tricky edges, push lawn mowers tend to come unstuck for backyards with uneven terrain. Keep in mind with your standard push mower you're the one that will be providing the propulsion, so if you've got a yard with a few inclines this might be a problem.

As a rule of thumb, if your lawn is less than 1,000 square metres and flattish, a push lawn mower is your best option. For a larger area, you may want to look at a ride-on mower.

What lawn mower power supply should I choose?

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Most push lawn mowers for sale today are either powered by petrol or electric motors, and there are a few compelling reasons to going with either option.

Petrol push lawn mowers naturally aren't as environmentally friendly as their electric counterparts, but they tend to offer longer running time, a greater mowing range, better reliability and more power. This makes petrol lawn mowers more suitable for bigger jobs with tough grass.

Electric push lawn mowers come in two varieties, battery-powered or corded. They're a greener option, but there are also limitations that come with this. Corded push lawn mowers have a limited range and battery push lawn mowers are always at a risk of running out of juice before you've finished the job. This makes electric lawn mowers better for smaller lawns.

Another thing to consider is cutting diameter, which is related to the size of the blade slicing the grass. Petrol lawn mowers tend to come with wider cutting diameters of 45-50 cm, compared to 30-40 cm which you typically see on electric lawn mowers. While this might not seem like a lot, on larger lawns 10-20 cms can save you an extra couple of laps around the backyard. Our Lawn Mowers category page allows you to select a range of cutting widths from the left-hand panel (or bottom of the page if you're on your phone or tablet) to help narrow down your decision.

Other features to consider

  • Type of ignition: Some lawn mowers start with the push of a button while others require pulling a cord. If you have strength and dexterity limitations, you should be aware of this.
  • Size of wheels: Lawn mowers with big wheels handle rough ground easier, but smaller wheels on more lightweight models can be easier to manoeuvre and turn.
  • Handling: It's also important to make sure your lawn mower is easy to handle. Choosing a push lawn mower gives you precision, but unwieldy controls defeat the purpose. A self-propelled mower can make that weekend slog a much easier job.

Ride-on mowers · See All

If you own a larger property, a good ride-on lawn mower will seem like a gift from heaven.

Most ride-on lawn mowers available today are impressive pieces of machinery. They're relatively easy to operate (compared to models in years gone past), durable and make mowing sizeable lawns an absolute breeze. But this convenience comes with a price tag.

We're going to run through a few of the factors you should consider when looking for the best ride-on lawnmower. Keep these in mind and you'll end up with a top-of-the-line mower that won't miss a blade of grass, no matter how big your lawn is.

What different types of ride-on lawn mowers are available?

John Deeres Ride-on mower

You might remember the tractor-style ride-on mower (pictured, right) from shows like King of the Hill or Home Improvement. This is the most common type of ride-on lawn mower available. These are typically suitable for properties around 4,000 square metres or bigger, particularly those with few trees or obstructions like garden beds.

Tractor-style ride-on mowers are controlled by a steering wheel and pads and can be automatic or manual transmission.

These mowers can be further divided into lawn and garden types. Lawn ride-on mowers are smaller, more agile and more likely to be able to navigate through tight spaces, while garden ride-on mowers are powerful, with bigger cutting widths for larger jobs.

Your other option is a ride-on lawn mower with a zero-turn radius, which work a little differently to your standard ride-on mower. Zero-turn radius lawn mowers are controlled with left-right steer-drive handles. The controls take a little getting used to, but they also offer great manoeuvrability which can be better for trickier jobs.

Additional ride-on lawn mower features to consider:

  • Grass disposal: Ride-on lawn mowers either operate with an on-board mulcher or a standard catcher. Catching can suit small lawns, while mulching can be better for bigger yards where you don't want to be running to the green bin every five minutes. Ultimately, its a matter of personal preference and how you want the finished product to look.
  • Transmission: Ride-on lawn mowers can have automatic or manual transmission, which can greatly impact the mowing experience. Automatic ride-on mowers are more expensive, but much easier to use. On the other hand, manual ride-on mowers give the driver a greater degree of control, which can be handy for those dealing with trickier yards.
  • Comfort: With ride-on lawn mowers especially, it's important to try before you buy and take a minute to see how the driver's seat feels. If you feel as though the seat doesn't offer enough support or that you'll be stretching to reach the gears, you might want to consider looking at another ride-on lawn mower model.

Robot lawn mowers · See All

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Would you like the look of a freshly mowed lawn without the forehead sweat? Robot lawn mowers are becoming increasingly popular for Australians that are short on time but still want to maintain a neat and tidy backyard. Let us take you through the ins and outs of buying a robot lawn mower so you can put your backyard on autopilot.

At this stage robot lawn mowers aren't quite as versatile as their push and ride-on mower counterparts, and there will be some lawns that just aren't a good fit. Larger, more complex yards are typically difficult for robot lawn mowers to tackle and often involve you installing boundary wires so they don't take your garden out with the buffalo grass.

The control system of these mowers also tends to vary greatly between manufacturers and models, and this is another important consideration to keep in mind when looking for a robot lawn mower.

Some robot lawn mowers come with a smartphone app that helps you keep track of its progress through your backyard and there are a range of sensors on the market that afford different makes and models varying levels of accuracy.

One of the key strengths of a robot lawn mower is the set and forget functionality, but it's hard to see the benefit of this when your robot lawn mower is blaring in the background. If you want to be able to focus on other tasks, it's important to choose a robot lawn mower that doesn't make too much noise, otherwise you (and your neighbours) might have to invest in some earplugs.

Robot lawn mower safety features are another important factor to consider, especially if you've got pets and young children that will be sharing the lawn with the mower. Many robot lawn mowers have a cutting disc with retractable blades which makes it less likely for a hand, foot or paw to become stuck underneath the mower.

Additional robot lawn mower features to consider:

  • Cutting diameter: Like with traditional push and ride-on lawn mowers, robot lawn mowers come with blades in varying cutting diameters. As a rule of thumb, larger cutting diameters are better for bigger lawns, while smaller cutting diameters are better for complex jobs.
  • Wheels: Robot lawn mower models have different types of wheels. Some are built to handle slopes and uneven terrains while others are better on a flat track, so it's important to consider the type of wheel when you're buying a robot lawn mower.
  • Perimeter wire: Robot lawn mowers typically require a perimeter wire for operation. Not only does this wire prevent your lawn mower from running straight through your garden bed, but in some models it also provides charge for the mower. Perimeter wires can be placed around the garden bed or buried beneath the surface of your garden.

Overall, before buying a lawn mower there a few things to consider. These include: the size of your lawn, whether your backyard has tight corners, and how even the ground is. Convenience is also important, so consider whether you'd prefer a petrol or electric mower, the manoeuverability of a prospective model, or whether you'd rather say no to mowing altogether with a handy robot lawn mower. You can read what other people had to say by clicking here for lawn mower reviews.