The best robot vacuums in Australia for 2024

We've done the research, tested the products and come up with this list of the eight best robot vacuums in Australia for 2023.

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The best robot vacuums in Australia have developed rapidly over the past few years.

While iRobot released its very first Roomba robot vacuum back in 2002, it’s only in the last handful of years that the technology has reached a point that they can vacuum your entire home without manual intervention.

What’s more, the technology has developed a lot in the last few years. Today, you can grab a robot vacuum for less than $500, or spend as much as $3,000.

There are basic models that do a really straightforward vacuuming job. Meanwhile, the flagship models will vacuum and mop, and return to a base station to empty. This means you really only have to get involved every couple of months.

Because there are so many robot vacuums available, it can be hard to know which model is right for you.

That’s where BTTR comes in. We have done all the hard work for you. We have researched the best pages on the Internet and tested products ourselves to come up with this list of the best robot vacuums in Australia.

You can get a clearer understanding of how we achieved this list below.

It’s also important to remember that everybody’s needs are different, so consider your own requirements before you buy. Our buying guide to help you make that decision is at the bottom of the page.

Finally, if you’re not sure about a robot vacuum but still need to find something to keep your home clean, check our list of the best vacuum cleaners in Australia, or our rundown of the best cordless vacuums in Australia.

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These are the best robot vacuum cleaners in Australia right now:

1. iRobot Roomba J7+

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Release year

2021

Vacuum cleaner features
Bin/Bag capacity

0.4L

Dust capture type

Bagless

Battery life
Battery size

2,210mAh

Battery Life

75 minutes

Dimensions
Height

86mm

Width

338mm

Depth

338mm

Weight

3,4 kilograms

Specification
Color

Black

Part Number

J755800

Model

J755800

Release Date

2022-03-01T00:00:01Z

AU $2,252.00
3 March 2024 10:38 pm
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1 new from AU $2,252.00

Recommended by 80% of review sites

The first Roomba to include a front facing camera, the J7+ has excellent obstacle avoidance. It dodges all the junk you or your kids leave lying around on the floor effortlessly.

The J7+ may not have the same level of suction as the S9+, but it does come with a docking base which it will empty into automatically after every clean, so you will only have to empty the bag once a month instead of every day or two.

It can be a little on the loud side, but for the convenience of automatic cleaning, it’s not too much of a price to pay.

2. iRobot Roomba S9+

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iRobot Roomba S9+

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Release year

2019

Vacuum cleaner features
Bin/Bag capacity

0.4L

Dust capture type

Bagless

Suction power

2,200Pa

Battery life
Battery size

3,300mAh

Battery Life

120 minutes

Dimensions
Height

92.2mm

Width

338mm

Depth

338mm

Weight

3.37 kilograms

Specification
Part Number

S955800

Model

S955800

Color

Black

Release Date

2021-08-19T00:00:01Z

Recommended by 40% of review sites

The Roomba brand is synonymous with the robot vacuum cleaner market, so it’s no surprise that iRobot’s brand appears in this list.

The Roomba S9+ is the company’s flagship offering. With intelligent vSLAM navigation technology, the vacuum knows where it is in your home, even if you move it during the vacuum process. That means it won’t vacuum over that area again.

And if you happen to own the iRobot Braava jet m6 robot mop, the two devices can work in sync to keep your home spotlessly clean.

3. Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra

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2022

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Bin/Bag capacity

0.4L

Charge time

4 hours

Dust capture type

Bagless

Suction power

5,100Pa

Battery life
Battery size

5,200mAh

Battery Life

180 minutes

Dimensions
Depth

350mm

Weight

4.76 kilograms

Recommended by 30% of review sites

Roborock has tried to throw every possible development into the S7 MaxV Ultra. The vacuum features an integrated camera system for obstacle avoidance and mopping functionality.

But the base station has also been levelled up. The vacuum will empty dust and debris like most of the premium robot vacuums on the market, but it will also wash the mop during the cleaning process, and refill the mop’s water tank.

It has a premium price tag to match those premium features, but is well reviewed and requires minimal intervention to keep your home clean.

4. Eufy RoboVac X8 Hybrid

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Recommended by 30% of review sites

The Hybrid variant of the Eufy RoboVac X8 has made its way into the roundup thanks to its impressive performance on pet hair and intelligent suction power.

As a hybrid vacuum and mop, this model has a slightly smaller dust bin compared to the X8, capable of collecting 400mL of dust compared to the 600mL of the X8.

You do get a 250mL water tank to keep your floors mopped as well.

Coupled with Alexa or Google Assistant integration and a good app, this is a solid option for automated home cleaning.

5. Roborock S8 Pro Ultra

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4 March 2024 6:06 am
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Recommended by 30% of review sites

The flagship model of Roborock’s 2023 robot vacuum lineup, the Roborock S8 Pro Ultra boasts in impressive auto-empty mop and dust base station, so you can set and forget your cleaning schedule.

With improved navigation and obstacle avoidance, plus better mopping vibration to really get a better clean on your floors, the S8 Pro Ultra is a cleaning machine for any home.

The mop pads raise and lower when going over carpets, though the list isn’t quite as high as some of the newer models on the market.

Still, this is a powerful option for anyone after a new robot vacuum.

6. Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni

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Release year

2022

Vacuum cleaner features
Bin/Bag capacity

0.4L

Charge time

6.5 hours

Dust capture type

Bagless

Suction power

5,000Pa

Battery life
Battery size

5,200mAh

Battery Life

140 minutes

Dimensions
Height

103.5mm

Width

362mm

Depth

362mm

Specification
Part Number

DEX11

Model

DEX11

Color

White

AU $1,997.00 AU $2,499.00
3 March 2024 8:10 pm
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2 new from AU $1,997.00

Recommended by 30% of review sites

The Deebot X1 Omni may have been surpassed by the X2 Omni, but reviewers still rate the original model as one of the best robot vacuums in Australia.

The all-encompassing base station will automatically empty the dust bin and wash the mop pads after every clean, so you only need to clean up every so often.

It offers its own dedicated voice control functionality, plus AI-powered obstacle avoidance.

While the X2 Omni is arguably a better device, the X1 Omni’s age means you can pick it up for much less.


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How we chose the best robot vacuum cleaners

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 robot 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 robot vacuums” 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:

We listed out all of the robot vacuums listed on each site, tidying up any slight differences in spelling for consistency.

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 robot vacuum cleaner buying guide

The iRobot Roomba S9+ - one of the best robot vacuums Australia - vacuuming under a lounge on a wooden floor

Robot vacuums take the pressure out of keeping your home clean. Through frequent automatic cleanings, you can actively feel the difference in the cleanliness of your home compared to a weekly manual vacuum.

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 robot vacuum.

Consider your floors

Before you buy a robot vacuum, think about the floors you have in your home. Robot vacuums typically work best on hard floors like wood or tile, but can also perform on carpet or rugs.

However, if you have pets and carpet, you will need to invest in a more premium model with greater suction power to get the best results.

Bin capacity or base station

The dustbin in robot vacuum cleaners are typically pretty small, which means that even though the vacuum does all the work, you still need to empty it out every couple of vacuums.

Many of the best robot vacuums either include (or have the option) of a base station, which the vacuum will empty into after every clean. These make it much easier as you only have to empty the bin once every 30 or so cleans.

The catch is that you will likely have to start purchasing vacuum bags for the base station. That adds a new, ongoing cost to your vacuuming.

Commitment to tidying

Some of the cheaper, entry-level robot vacuums do a great job at vacuuming, but not as good a job at avoiding obstacles.

If you aren’t prepared to wander around your home and make sure the floor is free from obstacles, then consider buying a more premium model that can avoid them automatically.

Battery life

Today’s robot vacuums are smart enough to return to the charging station when they run out of battery. This means that battery life isn’t much of an issue, because the vacuum will return to where it left off once it has recharged enough.

Controls

Many of today’s robot vacuum cleaners have a dedicated app that will allow for room-by-room cleaning control.

But also look for things like voice control – does the vacuum support Amazon Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant voice controls?

Also consider the type of navigation the robot uses. Some create detailed maps of your home and systematically clean through, while others work a bit more randomly.

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.

Price

Your budget plays a big part in the model of robot vacuum you should buy. Premium models can cost up to $3,000, and feature exceptional obstacle avoidance, integrated mopping functionality and more.

At the lower end, you can get a decent model for under $500.

Decide what you can afford and buy within that range.


Update history
  • 6 February 2023 – First Published
  • 1 May 2023 – Updated number of recommendations for products. Lowered minimum number of recommendations to 3. Added iRobot Roomba i3+, Roborock S7, Eufy Robovac 11s.
  • 2 August 2023 – Updated the number of recommendations. Removed iRobot Roomba i3+. Added iRobot Roomba i7+ and Eufy RoboVac G30 Hybrid.
  • 5 November 2023 – Updated the number of recommendations. Removed Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni, Eufy RoboVac G30 Hybrid, iRobot Roomba i7+ and Roborock S7. Added Eufy RoboVac X8 Hybrid.
  • 29 January 2024 –  Updated the number of recommendations. Added Ecovacs X1 Omni and Roborock S8 Pro Ultra. Removed Eufy Robovac 11s.

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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