Best Vacuum Cleaners

While there are many types of vacuum cleaners available, only some may be suited to for your living situation. The factors most likely to influence your purchasing decision are the size of your home and the type of flooring you have. If you have allergies or pets who shed, you will want a powerful upright or barrel vacuum. Which type of filter/s you choose, and whether you opt for a model with a bag or a bin mostly come down to personal preference.

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Here are the basics on vacuums. More detailed information can be found in our Vacuum Cleaners Buying Guide below.

TypeMain FeaturesBest ForAverage Prices
Barrel vacuum cleanersInterchangeable heads for any surface. Easy to get under furniture and into crevices. Bulkiness is their main drawback.3+ bedrooms, any carpet type, pets, multi-storey homes$350-$500
Upright vacuum cleanersMost powerful vacuum type - best for a thorough clean of any carpet or rug. Their rigid form allows mobility in spite of their weight - although stairs can pose a problem.3+ bedrooms, any carpet type, pets, tough cleaning jobs$400-$500
Stick vacuum cleanersLightweight, cordless, and easy to store! However, limited power means they’re best for low-pile carpets or hard floors only.1-2 bedrooms, low-pile carpet, spot cleaning, secondary vacuum, limited storage space$200-$350
Handheld vacuum cleanersHandy to store in your kitchen or garage for small, unexpected spills, or getting dirt out of your car.Spot cleaning, car cleaning, secondary vacuum$150-$200
Robot vacuum cleanersAutomated, can extend the time between more thorough vacuums. Struggles with thick carpet.Use in conjunction with regular vacuuming, hard flooring, surface debris$700+

Buying the best vacuum cleaner

Whether you’re jumping into your first vacuum purchase or looking to upgrade to a shiny new machine, you’ll want to have the best knowledge possible on hand. This buying guide will explain which type of vacuum would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.

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Xiaomi Roborock S6 Pure

    Robot Vacuum CleanersXiaomi Roborock S6 Pure

    4.6 from 556 reviews
    Bin Capacity0.46 L
    HEPA FilterYes

    The popular Roborock S6 Pure is marketed by Xiaomi as the revamped version of their S6 model, and is offered at a cheaper price of $799.

    Price (RRP) $799.00

    Price from$639.00Kogan

    • Build Quality
      4.7 (112)
    • Value for Money
      4.5 (116)
    • Ease of Use
      4.7 (116)
    • Cleaning & Maintenance
      4.6 (116)
    • Noise Level
      3.9 (112)
    • Pet OwnerYes (68) · No (47)
    Xiaomi Roborock S5 Max
    • Award Winner 2021

    Robot Vacuum CleanersXiaomi Roborock S5 Max

    4.6 from 453 reviews
    Bin Capacity0.46 L
    HEPA FilterYes

    Praised most for its outstanding, hassle-free cleaning and mopping performance, the $999 Roborock S5 is one of budget brand Xiaomi’s most premium offerings.

    Price (RRP) $999.00

    Price from$629.00Kogan

    • Build Quality
      4.7 (168)
    • Value for Money
      4.4 (168)
    • Ease of Use
      4.7 (169)
    • Cleaning & Maintenance
      4.6 (169)
    • Noise Level
      3.9 (166)
    • Pet OwnerYes (113) · No (58)
    Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum (1st gen)

      Robot Vacuum CleanersXiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum (1st gen)

      4.6 from 240 reviews
      Bin Capacity0.42 L
      HEPA FilterNo

      The Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum (1st gen) has been replaced by the Roborock S50 (2nd gen), which continues its predecessor's legacy by winning the 2019 and 2010 ProductReview Awards for best robot vacuum.

      Price (RRP) $399.00

      • Build Quality
        4.5 (37)
      • Value for Money
        4.4 (37)
      • Ease of Use
        4.2 (37)
      • Cleaning & Maintenance
        4.4 (37)
      • Noise Level
        3.8 (36)
      • Pet OwnerYes (21) · No (17)
      Miele Complete C3 PowerLine
      • Award Winner 2021

      Barrel Vacuum CleanersMiele Complete C3 PowerLine · includes 12 listings

      4.5 from 542 reviews
      Bin Capacity4.5 L
      HEPA FilterEither

      Price (RRP) $529.00 to $1,199.00

      Price from$399.00The Good Guys

      Xiaomi Roborock S6 MaxV
      • Award Winner 2021

      Robot Vacuum CleanersXiaomi Roborock S6 MaxV

      4.5 from 432 reviews
      Bin Capacity0.46 L
      HEPA FilterYes

      This cordless and hands-free robot vacuum cleaner promises to make life easier for people who are in a rush.

      Price (RRP) $1,199.00

      Price from$1,019.15Gearbite

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      Xiaomi Roborock H6
      • Award Winner 2021

      Stick & Cordless Vacuum CleanersXiaomi Roborock H6

      4.7 from 97 reviews

      If you’re seeking a premium-quality vacuum cleaner for the price of a budget one, the Xiaomi Roborock H6 is the ideal choice.

      Dyson V8

        Stick & Cordless Vacuum CleanersDyson V8 · includes 4 listings

        4.3 from 1,360 reviews
        Bin Capacity0.54 L
        HEPA FilterYes

        A favourite among reviewers, the Dyson V8 has been praised for ease-of-use and sturdy build quality.

        Price (RRP) $699.00 to $799.00

        Price from$499.00Kogan

        Miele Compact C2 PowerLine

        Barrel Vacuum CleanersMiele Compact C2 PowerLine · includes 6 listings

        4.7 from 79 reviews
        Bin Capacity3.5 L
        HEPA FilterEither

        Price (RRP) $349.00 to $529.00

        Price$419.00The Good Guys

        Dyson V11
        • Award Winner 2020

        Stick & Cordless Vacuum CleanersDyson V11 · includes 6 listings

        4.2 from 362 reviews
        Bin Capacity0.76 L
        HEPA FilterYes

        This latest Dyson handheld vacuum cleaner has already impressed reviewers with the outstanding build quality and helpful ease-of-use.

        Price (RRP) $1,099.00 to $1,249.00

        Price from$939.00Kogan

        Dyson V7

        Stick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners and Handheld Vacuum CleanersDyson V7 · includes 7 listings

        4.1 from 472 reviews
        Bin Capacity0.54 L
        HEPA FilterNo

        If you’re set on buying from the Dyson cordless and stick series but don’t have the cash to splurge on the latest models, the V7 is a suitable compromise that offers similar features to the latest models – but without the high price tag.

        Price (RRP) $299.00 to $699.00

        Price from$299.00Bing Lee

        Miele Classic C1 Powerline
        • Award Winner 2020

        Barrel Vacuum CleanersMiele Classic C1 Powerline

        4.3 from 87 reviews
        Bin Capacity4.5 L
        HEPA FilterNo

        Price (RRP) $369.00

        Price from$289.95Kogan

        Big W Contempo 2 in 1 Vacuum

        Stick & Cordless Vacuum CleanersBig W Contempo 2 in 1 Vacuum

        4.5 from 52 reviews
        HEPA FilterNo

        Price (RRP) $29.00

        iRobot Roomba 600 Series

          Robot Vacuum CleanersiRobot Roomba 600 Series · includes 7 listings

          4.0 from 212 reviews
          Bin Capacity0.6 L
          HEPA FilterNo

          Reviewers enjoyed the Roomba 600 Series' smooth and problem-free cleaning on a variety of surfaces, including vinyl and concrete floors.

          Price (RRP) $449.00 to $649.00

          Price from$449.00Kogan

          Bosch Athlet

          Stick & Cordless Vacuum CleanersBosch Athlet · includes 6 listings

          3.9 from 258 reviews
          Bin Capacity0.9 L
          HEPA FilterNo

          Price (RRP) $449.00 to $799.00

          Price from$299.00Bing Lee

          Dyson Cyclone V10

          Stick & Cordless Vacuum CleanersDyson Cyclone V10 · includes 4 listings

          3.8 from 461 reviews
          Bin Capacity0.76 L
          HEPA FilterYes

          Price (RRP) $799.00 to $999.00

          Price from$639.00Kogan

          Kmart 2 in 1 Corded Stick Vacuum ST01

          Stick & Cordless Vacuum CleanersKmart 2 in 1 Corded Stick Vacuum ST01

          4.0 from 112 reviews
          HEPA FilterYes

          Price (RRP) $29.00

          Electrolux Ultraflex

          Barrel Vacuum CleanersElectrolux Ultraflex · includes 10 listings

          3.9 from 227 reviews
          Bin Capacity1.6 L to 1.7 L
          HEPA FilterYes

          Price (RRP) $299.00 to $799.00

          Ritello R2

          Barrel Vacuum CleanersRitello R2

          4.5 from 44 reviews
          HEPA FilterYes

          Price (RRP) $4,730.00

          Dyson V11 Outsize

          Stick & Cordless Vacuum CleanersDyson V11 Outsize · includes 2 listings

          4.1 from 83 reviews
          Bin Capacity1.9 L
          HEPA FilterYes

          The Dyson V11 Outsize is equipped with a motor that spins up to 125,000 rpm. It also has a 150% bigger bin and 25% wider cleaning head the Dyson V11 Absolute Extra, and a 60 minute battery life.

          Price (RRP) $1,299.00 to $1,349.00

          Price$1,149.00Dyson

          Kmart Anko 2200W Bagless

          Barrel Vacuum CleanersKmart Anko 2200W Bagless

          3.8 from 231 reviews
          Bin Capacity3 L
          HEPA FilterYes

          Price (RRP) $69.00

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