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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Based on 3,327 reviews
Razorback All Terrain

Razorback All Terrain 🏆 2024

4.5  (59)
 Summary
  • Power SourcesPetrol
  • Cutting Width957 mm
  • Height of Cut0 mm to 150 mm
Will B
Will BQLD7 posts
  CMX1402
MoeBot S5

MoeBot S5 🏆 2024

4.1  (123)
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  • Price (RRP) $950
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Shantelle
ShantelleBrowns Plains3 posts
  Fair Incentive
Love my Moebot!I love my Moebot! My lawn looks great! The set up was pretty easy, it took a bit of time but the instructions were easy to follow. I have it set to mow every week all I have to do is trim around the retaining walls. I also love that there’s no need to stop and empty grass into the bin! Show details
Honda HRU19

Honda HRU19

3.9  (163)
 Summary
  • Power SourcesPetrol
  • Cutting Width470 mm to 482 mm
  • Height of Cut16 mm to 80 mm
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Cristina M
Cristina MQLD3 posts
  HRU19R1
Masport Bunnings 490 4'n1

Masport Bunnings 490 4'n1 🏆 2024

4.2  (51)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $599
  • Power SourcesPetrol
  • Cutting Width485 mm
  • Height of Cut7 mm to 70 mm
Stephanie
Stephanie6 posts
 
AS-Motor AS 940 Sherpa 4WD

AS-Motor AS 940 Sherpa 4WD

4.8  (24)
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  • Price (RRP) $27,000
  • Power SourcesPetrol
  • Cutting Width900 mm
  • Height of Cut50 mm to 105 mm
Everett
Everett
 
Exceptional serviceAfter 25 hours of use a bearing on the fan belt tensioner failed on my new Shirpa 940XL. This meant the unit was immobile. I rang Reg Hall and the problem was fixed within days. The product service and care provided by Reg and his team is exceptional. Show reply
Victa Classic Cut

Victa Classic Cut

3.7  (137)
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  • Price (RRP) $419
  • Power SourcesPetrol
  • Cutting Width457 mm
  • Height of Cut11 mm to 70 mm
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NATO
NATOQLD3 posts
 
Rover Mini Rider

Rover Mini Rider

3.9  (45)
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  • Power SourcesPetrol
  • Cutting Width760 mm
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Jeff
Jeff
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Victa 82V 21" Wide Cut Mower

Victa 82V 21" Wide Cut Mower

3.7  (58)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $929
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
  • Cutting Width533 mm
  • Height of Cut17 mm to 80 mm
Stuart V.
Stuart V.4 posts
 
Battery and warranty poorPurchased may 2021. Warranty 2 years. Stopped working Sept 2023. In all that time it had been charged only 15 times and charger stopped working. Now out of warranty. God only knows where this will go. DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Show details
Masport Bunnings 486 3'n1

Masport Bunnings 486 3'n1

3.7  (53)
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  • Price (RRP) $498
  • Power SourcesPetrol
  • Cutting Width485 mm
  • Height of Cut6 mm to 72 mm
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Dave G.
Dave G.QLD7 posts
  Verified
Masport
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Hello Dave, we are sorry to hear you are having technical issues with your mower. We would like you to call us on 1300 366 225 to speak with our Technical Co-Ordinator. Kind regards, The Masport Team.

Victa 82V Power Cut 883241

Victa 82V Power Cut 883241

3.7  (56)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $629
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
  • Cutting Width457 mm
  • Height of Cut11 mm to 75 mm
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Purchaser
Purchaser2 posts
 
Honda HRU216

Honda HRU216

3.4  (90)
 Summary
  • Power SourcesPetrol
  • Cutting Width530 mm to 533 mm
  • Height of Cut16 mm to 100 mm
joe s.
joe s.QLD
  HRN216PKU
Lack of grip on drive wheelsAfter 6 month of use the rear drive wheels are almost useless spinning as soon as you hit longer grass I purchased this mower as a self propelled not a push mower Obviously an issue Show details
Honda HRX217

Honda HRX217

3.7  (37)
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  • Power SourcesPetrol
  • Cutting Width508 mm to 533 mm
  • Height of Cut19 mm to 102 mm
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Craig K.
Craig K.QLD3 posts
  HRX217HYU
Honda are not who they used to bePaid $1500 for a honda mower because they're supposed to be a good brand. 2 weeks past the 2 year warranty and the clutch lets go $300 to fix Show details
Ozito Push Reel Lawn Mower LMP-301

Ozito Push Reel Lawn Mower LMP-301

3.4  (53)
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  • Price (RRP) $69.97
  • Power SourcesManual
  • Cutting Width300 mm
  • Height of Cut14 mm to 22 mm
Sam J.
Sam J.
 
John Deere X300 Select Series

John Deere X300 Select Series

3.5  (42)
 Summary
  • Power SourcesPetrol
  • Cutting Width1,070 mm to 1,280 mm
  • Height of Cut250 mm to 1,000 mm
Michael A.
Michael A.
  Fair Incentive X300
Masport Bunnings 470 2'n1

Masport Bunnings 470 2'n1

3.1  (112)
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  • Price (RRP) $544
  • Power SourcesPetrol
  • Cutting Width460 mm
  • Height of Cut10 mm to 78 mm
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Rob H.
Rob H.NSW3 posts
 
Masport
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Victa Corvette

Victa Corvette

3.2  (65)
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  • Power SourcesPetrol
  • Cutting Width420 mm to 483 mm
  • Height of Cut11 mm to 75 mm
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Big D
Big DQLD
  500 InStart
Rover Pro Cut 560

Rover Pro Cut 560

3.7  (28)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $999
  • Power SourcesPetrol
  • Cutting Width560 mm
Greg
GregNSW
 
Toro Timemaster 30

Toro Timemaster 30

4.0  (21)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $1,499
  • Power SourcesPetrol
  • Cutting Width762 mm
  • Height of Cut32 mm to 108 mm
Nick
NickNSW5 posts
 
ALDI Petrol Mower

ALDI Petrol Mower

2.9  (275)
 Summary
  • Power SourcesPetrol
  • Cutting Width400 mm to 533 mm
  • Height of Cut17 mm to 75 mm
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Missmushy
Missmushy2 posts
  Ferrex 173cc 20" Petrol Mower
Ego LM2135E-SP

Ego LM2135E-SP

4.0  (20)
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  • Price (RRP) $1,149
  • Cutting Width520 mm
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Tim H
Tim HNSW5 posts
 
A great mowerHad this mower for nearly 3 years and hasn’t skipped a beat. 7.5aH battery does my 1400m2 block ok but have backup batteries as well. Don’t really use self propel though as the I can easily push the mower faster than the system.

Other than that, can’t fault it. Show details

Husqvarna LC18

Husqvarna LC18

3.1  (56)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $529
  • Power SourcesPetrol
  • Cutting Width460 mm
  • Height of Cut16 mm to 80 mm
Ranger16
Ranger16NSW3 posts
 
Supaswift Big Bob Series

Supaswift Big Bob Series

3.9  (20)
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  • Power SourcesPetrol
  • Cutting Width533 mm
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James A.
James A.3 posts
  653HP
Masport President 4000

Masport President 4000

3.6  (26)
 Summary
  • Power SourcesPetrol
  • Cutting Width485 mm
  • Height of Cut7 mm to 77 mm
Norman M
Norman M3 posts
  4000 ST S19 Combo
Rover Regal

Rover Regal

3.5  (28)
 Summary
  • Power SourcesPetrol
Leeanne
LeeanneNSW23 posts
  Mulch N Catch
Constantly replacing cablesNice mower though I seem to be constantly changing the clutch cable, way too much tension. Also clutch cable keeps popping through cheap plastic wall thats supposed to hold the cable in place, had to make up metal bracket to hold it in place. Also no way you can connect a hose for cleaning, connector is under motor Show details
EGO LM2001E

EGO LM2001E

3.3  (35)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $749
  • Power SourcesBattery (Built-In)
  • Cutting Width490 mm
  • Height of Cut25 mm to 80 mm
mikema
mikema58 posts
 
Rover Lawn King

Rover Lawn King

3.5  (22)
 Summary
  • Power SourcesPetrol
  • Cutting Width1,070 mm
  • Height of Cut25 mm to 100 mm
Reginald W.
Reginald W.QLD2 posts
  21/42
Husqvarna 100 Series

Husqvarna 100 Series

3.2  (32)
 Summary
  • Power SourcesPetrol
  • Cutting Width760 mm to 1,070 mm
  • Height of Cut38 mm to 102 mm
u2inoz
u2inoz14 posts
  TS 142
Easy to use, reliable yard tractorThis is a great mower for small to medium yards. With pedal operated automatic transmission and a powerful engine, it gets the job done with a minimum of fuss and effort. Comfortable adjustable seat with convenient cup holder and optional mulch adapter .. gardener's dream.
Easy to store and service.
Great buy.
Husqvarna Automower

Husqvarna Automower

3.4  (23)
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  • Cutting Width160 mm to 240 mm
  • Height of Cut20 mm to 70 mm
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Sevenducks
SevenducksNSW2 posts
  450X
Masport President 3000

Masport President 3000

3.3  (25)
 Summary
  • Power SourcesPetrol
  • Cutting Width460 mm to 485 mm
  • Height of Cut6 mm to 80 mm
sanshar2002
sanshar200213 posts
  3000 AL S18 Combo Mow n Stow
Honda HRR216

Honda HRR216

2.7  (70)
 Summary
  • Power SourcesPetrol
  • Cutting Width530 mm to 533 mm
  • Height of Cut30 mm to 279 mm
Robert H.
Robert H.WA
  HRR216K10VKUA
Best value for moneyGreat lawnmower, 7 years old, never even changed the spark plug, starts first pull. Need to replace fan belt and drive wheels as they have no thread. 10 out of 10 Show details

When shopping for a lawn mower, you'll come across push mowers, ride-on mowers, and robot mowers. Each have different features and are suited to different kinds of lawns and lifestyles, so read on to find what's better suited to you.

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.

Is your yard suitable for a robot lawn mower?

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.

Is the operation too complex?

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.

What's the noise level of the mower?

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.

What sort of safety features does it offer?

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.

The bottom line

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.

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