Australia’s best air purifiers: reviewed and ranked

A quick guide to finding the best air purifier in Australia (and what makes them the best).


Acerpure Pro UVC Air Purifier​
Best Air Purifier: Acerpure Pro UVC
Our Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.25
Performance
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
Features
5 out of 5 stars
5
Expert testing
4 out of 5 stars
4
A powerful beast

Acerpure Pro UVC has the highest performance rating, covers a whopping 116m2, and has a 4-in-1 HEPA filter. If you're looking for the mac daddy of air purifiers, this is the best one we have reviewed available in Australia.

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Anula Wiwatowska
Jun 11, 2024
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So you're looking for an air purifier, but not just any air purifier, you want the best air purifier you can get. Good choice!

Whether you're investing in a new device, or this is your first one you may be a little bit confused by all the options on the market. Don't worry, thats where we step in. We take the big questions into account while reviewing air purifiers; how much space does this cover? How much does it cost to run? How efficient are these devices really?

From these (and many other) considerations we score and rank every air purifier that we review to find you the best ones you can purchase in Australia. Don't fret if our top pick doesn't spark joy, there are a couple others worth seriously considering too.

Other really good air purifiers in Australia

Acerpure Cool 2-in-1 Air Purifier and Fan
acerpure cool 2-in-1
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.25
RRP
$599
  • pro
    Filtering: HEPA 13
  • pro
    Coverage 45m2
Welcare PureAir Desktop Air Purifier
Welcare Desktop Air Purifier
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
RRP
$179.68
  • pro
    Filtering: HEPA 13
  • pro
    Coverage: 12.36m2

How we pick the best air purifiers

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Price

Apart from the outright price, we also compare the ongoing running costs based around electricity usage and replacement filters. The cheaper it is, the higher it scores.

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Features

Features like remote control, smart app monitoring, timers, and scheduling are all taken into account. 

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Performance

We compare the performance specs including the filter type, coverage, how loud it gets, and it's bacteria clearing rate.

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Expert testing

Every air purifier we rank is reviewed by our experts. In a controlled environment, we test things like; the time it takes to clear incense smoke from a room, the usefullness of the app, and the overarching user experience. 

Best of the best air purifiers

Acerpure Pro UVC air purifier
"The Acerpure Pro UVC cleared our control room within 6 minutes and 41 seconds on Turbo mode, placing it in the upper echelon for performance."
- Anula Wiwatowska
Home and Lifestyle Tech Editor
pro
What we liked
pro Crazy powerful
pro Includes UVC
con
What could be improved
con Very expensive
con Flimsy build

Acerpure (Acer's new home tech brand) has come out swinging with its range of air purifiers. The Pro UVC is not only the top of its range, it has topped our rankings thanks to its insanely powerful filtering. 

Using a 4-in-1 HEPA 13 filter, this purifier is hospital grade and is tested to eliminate >99% of airborne bacteria. It managed to clear our test room from smoke and PM2.5 particles in under seven minutes, and utilises UVC LED lights for additional air purification. 

With coverage of 116m2 it should handle large spaces with ease, but the price tag may be a bit offputting. Retailing for $1,599 the best air purifier we have tested is also the most expensive one. If this one is out of your price range, we have cheaper options below.


Best dual-function air purifier

Acerpure Cool 2-in-1 air purifier and fan
acerpure cool 2-in-1
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.25
From
$599
$345
"If you’ve got a relatively small space you need air cooled and purified in on a regular basis than the Acerpure Cool 2-in-1 will deliver on both fronts without taking up too much space."
- Anula Wiwatowska
Home and Lifestyle Tech Editor
pro
What we liked
pro Fast performance
pro Distinctive dual-purpose design
con
What could be improved
con Lightweight plastic is fragile
con App doesn't offer much

Rated to cover a 45m2 room, and to cool up to 21m from the fan, the Cool is a good middle ground for smaller areas. With the same 4-in-1 HEPA 13 filter as its big brother the Pro UVC, the Cool is less powerful but just as effective. It took 18 minutes to clear our test room, and provided some cool air while it did it.

Two in one devices are a great option if you're space poor, or just want less stuff in your home. The Acerpure Cool 2-in-1 is an oscillating fan and an air purifier in one, and an effective one at that.

It is also a bit goofy. The fan oscillates vertically while the air purifier does horizontally, it makes the device look like it is nodding it's head. If you're one to pack bond with your robot vacuum cleaner then you'll be welcoming this one into your family.

Best budget pick

Welcare Desktop Air Purifier
The Welcare PureAir Desktop Air Purifier is still a powerful performer, however, and does its best despite its smaller size and, more importantly, cheaper price tag.
-Brodie Fogg
Editorial Lead
pro
What we liked
pro HEPA-grade filter
pro Aromatherapy sponges are a nice touch
con
What could be improved
con Inconsistent air quality results
con Too big for a desktop device

Despite the name, the Welcare Desktop Air Purifier is far too large to fit on the average home workstation but it's still a solid little performer with up to 12.36² room coverage. Like the Philips Series 1000 Air Purifier before it, the Welcare Desktop Air Purifier's distinct lack of WiFi or app features are disappointing but justified by its more affordable price, coming in below $200. We've found it to be more suitable as a bedside purifier companion, even if the little turbine is capable of producing quite a racket. 

It's not easy to find a true HEPA air purifier in this price range, and it's simple colour-based air quality indicator will suit many just fine.

Air purifiers compared

Australia has a lot of air purifiers on the market, brands range from Philips, to Samsung, and of course to Dyson. Here are how the some of the main air purifier brands stack up against our expert reviews.
Anula Wiwatowska
Written by
Anula is the Content and Social Media Editor within the Reviews.org extended universe. Working in the tech space since 2020, she covers phone and internet plans, gadgets, smart devices, and the intersection of technology and culture. Anula was a finalist for Best Feature Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards, and an eight time finalist across categories at the IT Journalism Awards. Her work contributed to WhistleOut's Best Consumer Coverage win in 2023.

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