Australia’s best stick vacuum cleaners: tested and reviewed (2024)

Unlike other products, we actually love when our vacuums suck. Here is a quick guide to the best stick vacuums available in Australia; all ranked and reviewed by our team of tech experts. 


Samsung Bespoke Jet
Best stick vacuum cleaner: Samsung Bespoke Jet
Our Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
Performance
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
Design
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.25
Expert testing
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.25
Vacuuming that doesn't suck

Samsung Bespoke Jet is a thoughtfuly designed stick vacuum that genuinely addresses common pain points. It's long battery life, hard-to-clog design, and auto-empty station cemmented it at the vacuum to beat.

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Anula Wiwatowska
Apr 10, 2024
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If you think vacuum you probably think Dyson, but there are so many other manufacturers out there vying to make the best stick vacuum. According to our testing, some of them are in fact succeeding.

Cordless vacuums have become immensley popular in Australia, and why wouldn't they. They're easier to move than barrel vacuums, lighter, don't need cords, and most don't need dustbags. Plus they take up way less space which is absolutely crucial as more and more of us take up apartment living. With this surge in popularity came more and more options. Honestly, it can be overwhelming, but we're here to help.

In this guide we take a look at the best stick vacuum cleaners in Australia. Every vacuum featured is one we have reviewed, tested, and rated- the TLDR: we wouldn't recommend something we wouldn't buy ourselves.

Other really good stick vacuum cleaners in Australia

Hoover OnePWR Emerge Pet
hoover onepwr emerge pet stick vacuum
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.75
RRP
$549
  • pro
    Bin size: 0.6L
  • pro
    Suction: 265W
Dyson V12 Detect Slim
Dyson V12 Detect Slim pec module - Yellow
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
RRP
$1349
  • pro
    Bin size: 0.35L
  • pro
    Suction: 150W

How we pick the best stick vacuums

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Price

Our scoring system takes the outright price of stick vacuums into account. The lower the price, the better the score. It isn't weighted as heavily as other categories however.

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Design

Design is crucial to the usibility of home technology. For vacuums we look at the weight, the usefulness of attachments, the bin size, and how easy it is to clean the device.

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Performance

We compare the both specs and practical performance across small, medium, and large debris. Testing also takes into account battery life and particle filtration.

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Expert testing

Every stick vacuum we rank is reviewed by our experts. Our reviewers test things like the usefulnes of attachments, reliability, actual battery life, and the overall user experience.

Best of the best stick vacuum cleaners

Samsung Bespoke Jet
"The Bespoke Jet is undeniably a premium product, but it's also one that genuinely removes some tedium from the chore. And even if vacuuming is still kinda rubbish, at least you won't find yourself swearing at the Bespoke Jet in frustration."
- Alex Choros
Reviews Editor

Samsung took a bunch of vacuuming's pain points and made them less painful with the Bespoke Jet. Equipped with a free-standing docking and auto-empty station, you will rarely need to poke a chopstick in the chamber to empty it out properly. Smart clog detection gives on-device prompts as to where a clog is to stop you needing to search around in every nook and cranny of the stick vacuum to find the source of the problem. Plus, it mops!

Not only did the Samsung Jet score the highest in performance, but it has a huge amount of included attachments, a hefty dustbin, and a solid build to it. Nothing on this device feels flimsy, but it weighs in at just 2.7kg making it easy to use for extended periods of time.

While $1,299 is a high price to pay for a vacuum cleaner, it is cheaper than a lot of Dyson products, and in our testing the Samsung Bespoke Jet is the most thoughtful and practical stick vacuum available in Australia.

Heads Up
Pssst

Psst! There is a newer version of the Samsung Bespoke Jet called Bespoke Jet Plus Pro and the Plus Elite. The original Jet is excellent but because it is a bit older, stock is limited (but on the plus side what is left is cheaper).
We get that it might be dissapointing if you can't find one, so you might want to check out the Samsung Jet Plus Pro instead; here are a couple of places to get one.


Next best stick vacuum

Hoover OnePWR Emerge Pet
"This vacuum sucks. And we mean that in the best possible way. With a 265W motor, the Hoover OnePWR Emerge Pet packs a serious punch. The first time I used it was only a few days after I had already vacuumed the whole house. I was mortified at how much this thing sucked up (and, consequentially, how much my old vac missed)."
- Georgia Dixon
Managing Editor (SafeWise)

Hoover OnePWR Emerge Pet is an absolute unit of a stick vacuum. Equipped with a powerful 265W motor, dual rollers, and a bright LED light for seeking out hidden dirt, we found that the Hoover packed a serious punch against pet fur and regular household dander alike. This was only bolstered again by the useful attachments (especially the motorised pet tool).

It's 45 minute battery life proved more than enough to handle a three bedroom home in one go, plus the charging time on the battery is only one hour. For comparison, even small stick vacuums like the Acerpure V1 Lite can take up to four hours to fully charge.

Although it might be heavier than most other stick vacuums, the Hoover OnePWR Emerge Pet more than makes up for that with its suction power, thoughtful attatchments, and it's comparitively small price tag. 

Heads Up
Pssst

Psst! There is a newer version of the Hoover OnePWR Pet called Hoover OnePWR Evolve Pet Elite. We stand by our recommendation of the Emerge Pet, but stock is getting much more limited and we don't want you to be bummed if you can't snag one.
You might want to check out the Hoover OnePWR Evolve Pet instead; here are a couple of places to get one.

Best Dyson stick vacuum

Dyson V12 Detect Slim
Factoring in the power of the suction, the excellent battery life, the satisfaction and morbid curiosity that comes with the laser-precision head, your home might just be the cleanest it's ever been.
-Anula Wiwatowska
Home and Lifestyle Tech Editor

Dyson's V12 Detect Slim is a lightweight stick vacuum which performs well but won't be the right call for everyone. This model comes with a green LED laser light that unearths more dust and dirt than you could imagine on your floors. It is a nifty feature but only available on the microfibre roller used for hard flooring. If you're rocking carpet then it will unfortunately go to waste.

It's lightweight form means the V12 Detect is easy to manouever but it also means a couple of trade-offs to keep it that way. The slim design results in the vacuum tube being easy to clog and difficult to clean, plus the dustbin is very small at just 0.35L. For pet owners in particular this vacuum probably won't cut it.

In saying that, if you've got a relatively small space, with predominantley hard flooring, and don't have excessive amounts of fur to deal with, the V12 Detect makes for a satisfying and sleek cleaning machine.

Stick vacuum cleaners compared

Dyson is obviously a big player, but there are a bunch of other stick vacuum cleaner manufacturers available in Australia. We review products across Samsung, Dyson, Hoover, Acerpure, and well anyone else you can stick a vacuum at. Below we compare the main features of the top performers in the cordless vacuum space.
Anula Wiwatowska
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Anula Wiwatowska
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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