Clean everywhere with the best cordless stick vacuum cleaner in Australia for 2024

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The past few years have been a revolution for the best cordless vacuum cleaners in Australia. Rechargeable batteries have become large and reliable enough that you can vacuum an entire house or apartment on a single charge.

Combined with the advancements of bagless vacuum technology, today’s models make it easy to keep your home clean without having to constantly plug and unplug, or spend ridiculous amounts of money replacing bags.

Choosing the right cordless vacuum can be a challenge though. For a start, there are more and more models hitting the market every year.

To help make this decision easier, we’ve done the research for you. We’ve come up with this list of the best cordless vacuums in Australia.

You can read more about our approach below. But TLDR is that we searched Google and consolidated the list based on frequency of recommendations.

Of course, everybody’s needs are different, so make sure you consider the different features you need before purchasing.

And if you’re not married to a cordless vacuum, check our list of the best vacuum cleaners in Australia. Or if you like your cleaning automated, try our list of the best robot vacuums in Australia.

These are the best cordless vacuum cleaner in Australia right now:

Dyson V15 Detect

Recommended by 7/10 reviews sites

Back when Dyson launched the Dyson V10, it announced that it had stopped research and development on corded models. This was because it was so confident in the future of the cordless vacuum category.

The V15 Detect is a powerhouse of a cordless vacuum that uses lasers to detect tiny dust particles. This helps it ensure the best possible clean of your home.

With its huge 70 minute battery and improvements to the powerhead, the V15 Detect was comfortably recommended by nine out of 10 of the sites we referenced for this guide.

Shark Stratos Cordless Pet Pro IZ420

Recommended by 3/10 reviews sites

Shark is a hugely successful vacuum brand across the US and UK, but doesn’t quite have the same brand awareness in Australia.

The Cordless Stratos Prt Pro Stick Vacuum offers an intelligent sensor that can detect dirt too small for the eye to see, and automatically boost power to suck it up.

It has a versatile design capable of reaching all kind of awkward places around the home, this cordless vacuum ticks all the boxes.

Its odour neutraliser technology also protects your home against the bad smells inside your vacuum, so your house will always smell its best.

Dyson Omni-Glide hard floor vacuum

Recommended by 3/10 reviews sites

Dyson’s Omni-Glide is designed to accompany your main vacuum as a simple manoeuvrable option for quickly cleaning hard floors.

It’s slim and lightweight, with a unique head that can be easily guided around obstacles.

The narrow head can get between tight spaces, while twisting the handle rotates the cleaner so you can vacuum sideways.

The Omni-Glide also features five levels of filtration, which means it will suck up 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns.

Tineco Pure One S11

Recommended by 3/10 reviews sites

Leveraging Tineco’s innovative iLoop technology to show just how filthy your floor is, the Tineco Pure One S11 detects tiny particles you can’t see and sucks them up, adjusting the suction automatically.

It’s reasonably quiet despite its solid suction, and can easily transition between stick vacuum and handheld vacuum so you can clean your car or hard to reach places easily.

Battery life is good too, though the controls aren’t the most convenient to use.

Dyson V12

Recommended by 3/10 reviews sites

The Dyson V12 is designed to be a compact, lightweight mid-range cordless vacuum, and reviewers rate it.

Featuring a similar piezo sensor to the V15 Detect, the V12 Slim vacuum is a great option for allergy sufferers hoping to ensure they clean up tiny dust particles in their vacuuming routine.

Because the emphasis is on compactness and being lightweight, the dustbin on the V12 is quite small, so larger home owners may want to opt for a different model with a larger capacity.

Dyson Gen5Detect

Recommended by 3/10 reviews sites

Dyson’s 5th generation of handheld vacuum is its most powerful model. It’s expensive, but it delivers.

First off you get exceptional suction – 262 whole AirWatts. It comes with fully sealed HEPA filtration and a huge 70 minutes worth of battery life.

The vacuum itself is quite heavy, and impressively, has a built-in dusting and crevice tool in the stick itself.

The display will even show you how much dust it picked up during your clean, which is both horrifying and reassuring at the same time.


How we chose the best cordless vacuum cleaner in Australia

Review sites – including this one – are subjective by nature. Everybody has a different opinion of what is best.

So to try and counter the fact that every best guide on the internet has a different opinion of what is best, we approached our list by combining the results of some of the top sites recommending cordless stick vacuums on the market today.

To determine this list, we followed the same journey most consumers would follow: we went to Google.

We searched for “Best cordless vacuum cleaners” and identified 10 of the top results. It’s important to note that Google results can change often. The full list of sites we referenced is outlined below:

Sites referenced

We listed out all of the best cordless vacuum cleaner models listed on each site, tidying up any slight differences in spelling for consistency.

For vacuums, this can be challenging given slight variants between models. In most cases, we consolidated these variants to the model itself. For example, the Dyson V15 Detect Absolute and the Dyson V15 Detect Complete were combined as the Dyson V15 Detect.

We calculated the frequency in which each product was mentioned across those 10 guides. The more frequently a product is mentioned, the more agreement there is between experts reviewing these products that it is, indeed one of the best products available.

We set a minimum of three mentions across all 10 guides to be eligible for inclusion here.

Before we created this page we took some time to remove products that are either unavailable, or difficult to find in Australia.

We also leveraged our own experience with products to ensure that we wouldn’t be recommending any product that doesn’t deliver.


Best cordless vacuum cleaner Australia buying guide

Best cordless vacuum cleaner - a Dyson vacuum on the floor.

Cordless vacuums are a great option for homes of all shapes and sizes. Battery life and suction power is now comparable to a standard barrel vacuum, but with the convenience of not needing to tether to a wall.

Whether you decide to buy one of the products listed above or something completely different, these are the key factors you need to consider when buying a cordless vacuum.

Battery life

A cordless vacuum cleaner is powered by a battery. That means you can only vacuum your home so long as your battery is charged.

If you have a large house or apartment, you do not want to have to vacuum it in stages because you have to charge the battery in between rooms.

Make sure you get a model with a battery big enough to clean your whole home. Generally, manufacturers list either the battery capacity or the battery life time in the specs, so use this info to help you make a decision.

Bin capacity

Just like you don’t want to charge your vacuum between rooms, you don’t want to have to run to the bin every couple of minutes to empty it either.

So, making sure you buy a model with a large enough dustbin for your home is important.

Attachments

Before spending your hard-earned dollars on a vacuum, be sure to check out the attachments that come with it.

While you will mostly use the standard head or powerhead to clean the floors and carpets, having attachments for narrow spaces or upholstery can help you keep your home cleaner.

Consider how you can store those attachments. The last thing you want is a cupboard full of random vacuum attachments you never use.

Power head

For most people, having a power head is essential. These floor attachments connect to the vacuum’s power and have a dedicated motor to offer a deeper clean of carpets and hard floors.

Alternatively, a turbo head will feature a rotating brush, but because it isn’t motorised it doesn’t do as good a job of cleaning.

Filter type

If you have pets, or suffer form allergies, consider getting a vacuum that features a HEPA air filter. These filters capture microscopic particles during the cleaning process, helping reduce odours and easing allergy symptoms.

Also consider if you can wash the filter. If you can’t, think about how often you will need to replace them.

HEPA air filters are also important components of the best air purifiers.

Price

There’s no getting around the fact that cordless vacuum cleaners can be quite expensive.

For a good quality model, expect to pay at least $500, but that can easily jump to somewhere around the $1,500 mark.

The upside of this is that vacuums are an investment, and a good cordless vacuum is an investment that should last for years.

So consider your budget and look to buy the best vacuum cleaner you can afford.


Update history
  • 17 January 2023 – First Published
  • 17 April 2023 – Updated the number of recommendations per product. Reduced the minimum number of recommendations for inclusion to 3. Added Shark Stratos IZ420, Dyson V10 and Dyson Omni-Glide. Removed Shark IZ300.
  • 17 July 2023 – Update the number of recommendations for products. Added the Samsung Bespoke Jet and Dyson V12. Removed the Dyson V10.
  • 27 October 2023 – Updated the number of recommendations. Removed the Dyson V11 and the Miele Triflex HX1.
  • 29 January 2024 – Updated the number of recommendations. Added Tineco Pure One S11 and Dyson Gen5detect. Removed Samsung Bespoke Jet.

Author

  • Nick Broughall

    Nick is the founder and editor of BTTR. He is an award winning product reviewer, who has spent the last 20 years writing, editing and publishing technology and consumer content for brands like Finder, Gizmodo and TechRadar.

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