The best air purifiers in Australia

How did we pick this list?

Our editorial team selected the air purifiers on this list based on extensive research, real customer reviews and personal experience. For each category, we carefully selected parameters based on our research and identified the products with the highest review score within those parameters.

Read more detail on our methodology below.

Best overall air purifier: Winix ZERO+ PRO 5-Stage Air Purifier

Why we chose it

The Winix ZERO+ PRO 5-Stage Air Purifier is our pick as the best overall air purifier. It has an average score of 4.8/5 from more than 30 product ratings on productreview.com.au as well as plenty of positive ratings from Appliances Online and Amazon customers.

This air purifier offers five stages of air purification, including a dedicated pet filter, and is a National Asthma Council Sensitive Choice product.

Designed for home and workplace use, the Winix ZERO+ PRO 5-Stage Air Purifier has an optimum room size of 49.5m². It features a hospital-grade True HEPA filter, four fan speeds and an LED display that measures and shows the current level of air quality.

And despite the RRP of $785, it was available for less than $600 at the time of writing.


Best budget air purifier: Breville the Easy Air Purifier LAP150WHT

Why we chose it

Searching for an air purifier and have a maximum budget of $250? Check out the Easy Air Purifier from Breville, which boasts plenty of positive reviews from customers at Harvey Norman and productreview.com.au.

The Easy Air Purifier’s four-stage purification system features a Microbe Shield, HEPA filter, carbon filter and pre-filter. Designed for rooms 15-25m², the Breville offers 360-degree air circulation and an eight-hour timer, so you can choose when you want it to operate. A night mode is also available for quiet operation.


Best high-end air purifier: Philips Series 3000 Air Purifier

Why we chose it

We reviewed the Philips Series 3000 in December 2019, and it’s our top pick if you’re searching for a high-end air purifier. Boasting a sleek and modern design, the Series 3000 uses a HEPA filter, a carbon filter and a pre-filter to capture 99% of particles and gases.

Offering a clean air delivery rate of up to 393m³/hr, this model comes with three speed settings and a turbo setting. Other features include a change filter indicator, a night mode and a two-year warranty.

And although it has a suggested retail price of $949, it was available for less than $800 at the time of writing.

Check out our review of the Philips Series 3000 Air Purifier for more information.


Best air purifier for large rooms: Philips PowerCube Series 6000

Pros

  • Capable of cleaning much larger rooms than many other purifiers on the market
  • Four fan speeds and sleep mode

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Some users criticise performance

Price (RRP): $1,399

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Why we chose it

Want to purify air in a large space? The Philips PowerCube Series 6000, which can clean rooms of up to 169 m², might be just what you need.

Using Philips’ VitaShield IPS, this model is capable of removing particles as small as 20nm from your room. It features a NanoProtect HEPA filter to remove up to 99.97% of particles and automatically monitors air quality to detect airborne allergens and fine particles. Other features include a change filter indicator, a built-in night mode and a two-year warranty.


Best smart air purifier: Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3H

Pros

  • Affordably priced
  • Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatible

Cons

  • Some users complain about noise levels on higher settings
  • Some users criticise the effectiveness of the sensor

Price (RRP): $349.95

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Why we chose it

Boasting positive reviews from customers on Dick Smith, eBay and productreview.com.au, the Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3H is well worth a look if you want a smart air purifier.

Featuring a True HEPA filter designed to eliminate 99.97% of particles, the 3H covers an area of 45m². It comes with built-in Wi-Fi and an OLED touch display. It’s also compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Other features of the 3H include control via a smartphone app, three-layer filtration and a clean air delivery rate of up to 380m³/h.

If you’re searching for a smart air purifier to cover a larger room than the Xiaomi, the Samsung AX7500K is also well worth a look.


Best purifying fan: Dyson HP04 Pure Hot+Cool Purifying Fan Heater

Why we chose it

With innovative features and a host of positive customer reviews, the Dyson HP04 Pure Hot+Cool is our pick as the best purifying fan.

Using 350-degree oscillation, the Dyson is designed to automatically detect airborne particles and gases. It features sealed HEPA filters to capture up to 99.5% of fine particles and diverts purified air through the back of the machine. It also works as a fan to cool you in summer and keep you warm in winter, while you can use the Dyson Link app to monitor air quality in your home.

If you’re after something a little more compact, check out our review of the Dyson Pure Cool Me Purifying Fan.


Methodology

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Best air purifiers chosen
  • We compared air purifiers from 13 leading brands.
  • We based our top picks on key product features and reviews from real customers (as of September 2020).
  • The products on this list are chosen by our editorial team and are not selected based on commercial relationships.

If you’re still not sure which air purifier is right for you, check out our full buying guide.