10 of the best stick vacuums that will make housework light work

Not a speck of dust will be in sight.
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At the top of the home appliance wishlist is a powerful and efficient cordless stick vacuum. Not only are they, in our humble opinion, a household essential, but choosing the right model for your needs will ensure cleaning the home is as easy as can be. 

With models for cordless stick vacuums aplenty, it can be overwhelming when choosing a model for your home. After all, although lightweight and compact in size, cordless stick vacuums come with a hefty price tag. 


  1. Tineco iFloor3 cordless wet dry vacuum, $359 (usually $548.99), Amazon (here’s why)
  2. Kogan MX12 Pro cordless stick vacuum, $209, Kogan (here’s why)
  3. Tineco PWRHERO11 Snap cordless stick vacuum, $199 (usually $319), Amazon (here’s why)

The best cordless stick vacuums in Australia 2024


Tineco iFloor3 cordless wet dry vacuum, Amazon

$359 (usually $548.99)

Looking for a vacuum and a mop all in one? The iFloor3 cordless wet dry vacuum by Tineco is your answer. Effectively tackling wet or dry messes, leaving your floor sparkling clean. With its dual-tank design, the iFloor3 picks up messy, sticky spills and pet hair on all indoor sealed floors and keeps clean water and dirty water separate to ensure you’re always mopping/cleaning with clean water. Plus, our favourite feature is its hands-free self-cleaning cycle which means you never need to touch a dirty roller again – bliss.

Why we love it:

  • 2-in-1 vacuum and mop
  • Dual-tank design
  • Hands-free self-cleaning cycle
  • 150W brushless digital motor to ensure quiet (yet effective) performance


Kogan MX12 Pro cordless stick vacuum, Kogan


Every last speck of dust will be sucked up into this cordless stick vacuum from Kogan. Featuring a powerful 30kPa of suction power, a washable HEPA filter that traps 99.97 per cent of fine dust and allergens, and a LCD screen that shows battery status, cleaning mode and more, keeping your home clean is easy with this convenient and hassle-free unit.

Why we love it:

  • 30kPa of suction power
  • Washable HEPA filter
  • 60 minutes of cleaning time
  • 450W brushless DC electric motor


Tineco PWRHERO11 Snap cordless stick vacuum, Amazon

$199 (usually $319)

Long run time, lightweight, and powerful. These are at the top of our requirements when it comes to finding a high-quality cordless stick vacuum. The Tineco PWRHERO11 offers 40 minutes of uninterrupted run time, which means you can vacuum the entire house without a hiccup. Plus, it is also equipped with a large dustbin, which means there are fewer trips to the bin – a win in our books.

Why we love it:

  • 40 minute run time
  • 450w brushless motor that delivers powerful suction while being quiet
  • Large 0.6L dustbin
  • 3 power modes
  • Converts into a portable hand vacuum


Samsung Jet 90 Complete cordless vacuum, The Good Guys

$699 (usually $999)

With a five-layered filtration system, the Samsung Jet 90 complete cordless stick vacuum is a great option for those with allergies. Capturing an impressive 99.99 per cent of micro dust particles and allergens (and ensuring its not released back into the air) thanks to the brand’s Jet Cyclone technology, this is a powerful cordless stick vacuum that is well equipped with all the bells and whistles.

Why we love it:

  • Jet Cyclone technology captures 99.99 per cent of micro dust particles and allergens
  • Digital Inverter motor with suction power up to 200W
  • 60 minutes of continuous use time
  • Soft and hard floor brushes
  • Free-standing charge stand


LG A9 Kompressor Auto handstick vacuum, The Good Guys


Looking for an all-in-one solution for the home? Consider your search over. With hands-free emptying for less mess, housework becomes light work. The All-In-One tower automatically empties the dustbin when the vacuum is placed on the docking station to charge so no loose particles ever re-enter the air. 

Why we love it:

  • Hands-free emptying
  • 3-step filtration system
  • Charging dock acts as a bin as well as storage for vacuum accessories
  • Two interchangeable batteries included 
  • Up to 120 minutes of run time
  • Brushless Smart Inverter Motor 
  • Kompressor technology compresses dust and hair collected in the bin to fit in more 
  • ThinQ app compatibility 


Dyson Gen5detect Absolute cordless vacuum, The Good Guys

$944 (usually $1499)

The Gen5detect Absolute is Dyson’s latest model of its highly-regarded cordless stick vacuum range. Featuring the brand’s most advanced vacuum technology yet all packed into a lightweight 3.5kg machine. Think advanced suction power, HEPA filtration, dust detection and scientific proof on screen. 

Why we love it:

  • Transforms into a handheld in a simple click
  • New single power button – say goodbye to trigger-holds
  • Up to 70 minutes of run time
  • Suitable for all floor types
  • Intelligently adapts suction power to different floors
  • Hair removal vanes automatically detangle hair from the brush bar
  • Powerful suction energy with 14 scrolled cyclones
  • No-touch dustbin emptying


Dyson V15 Detect Absolute, Dyson

$974 (usually $1449)

The Dyson V15 Detect is one of the brand’s most powerful cordless vacuums. It features a High Torque cleaner head with anti-tangle technology, a laser and piezo sensor that detects and counts dust particles to adjust suction power accordingly, as well as an easy-to-read LCD screen that will make vacuuming the home easier than ever. 

Why we love it:

  • Laser detects particles you normally can’t see
  • Piezo sensor measures microscopic dust particles and adjusts suction power automatically
  • LCD display screen
  • Features Dyson’s Hyperdymium Motor for powerful suction
  • Up to 60 minutes of fade-free power
  • Fully sealed filtration system


Kogan Z11 Pro cordless stick vacuum, Kogan


For under $200, this cordless stick vacuum from Kogan is incredibly affordable without compromising on quality. It’s lightweight with its 2500Pa suction power and 400W brushless DC electric motor; sucking up pet hair is a breeze – making it the perfect model for those with furry friends.

Why we love it:

  • Lightweight design
  • Powerful brushless DC motor
  • Washable HEPA filter traps up to 99.97 per cent of fine dust and allergens
  • Up to 52 minutes of run time
  • Wall-mounted docking system


Miele Triflex HX2 Pro, Bing Lee

$999 (usually $1199)

Miele’s most powerful vacuum cleaner to date, with an extra long runtime (120 minutes, to be exact), is a versatile machine that is well worth considering. With its 3-in-1 patented design where the power unit can be attached to the top or the bottom, meaning you can vacuum under low furniture and large areas effortlessly as well as go solo to vacuum car seats or the sofa, it’s *the* stick vacuum that does it all. So, if you’re serious about vacuum cleaners, the price tag is worth it. 

Why we love it:

  • Patented 3-in-1 design 
  • Lightweight 
  • 120 minutes of run time
  • Wide brush head


BESPOKE Jet Pet Extra stick vacuum, Samsung

$1099 (usually $1199)

The BESPOKE Jet Pet Extra stick vacuum features a compact swivel head that lays flat, making vacuuming under the sofa a breeze. A highlight of this model has to be the elegant docking system – its sleek design relieves the need to hide it away in a cupboard or behind furniture.

Why we love it:

  • Integrated Clean Station empties dustbin without the mess
  • Up to 120 minutes of run time
  • Dual floor brush for carpets and hard floors
  • 5 layered filtration system traps 99.999% of dust and allergens
  • One touch button
  • Elegant docking system

What to consider when buying a cordless stick vacuum

Battery life and charge times

As cordless stick vacuums are, well, cordless, you’ll need to consider the downtime needed to recharge. Depending on the area you want to use the vacuum for, consider how long you’ll need a charge to last – because there’s nothing worse than a vacuum that stops working midway through your cleaning routine. 

Dustbin capacity

Whether you’re using your cordless stick vacuum for the whole house, a designated area (i.e. your home office), or spot cleaning during the week, ensuring the dustbin is big enough is crucial. This is to ensure you’re not caught emptying the dustbin more often than not. Generally, the bigger the dustbin, the more convenient. However, it’s also important to consider how much ‘extra’ weight you want to carry around due to a larger dustbin. 

Floor-type suitability

If you have mixed flooring within your home, you’ll want to ensure your cordless stick vacuum has the capability to work efficiently on all surfaces or have different attachments to make this possible.

Vacuum accessories

Different rooms have their unique quirks. Maybe the master bedroom has a hard-to-reach corner, or maybe you’ve been dying to get rid of the dust lining the skirting board – having different attachments for every *unique* task will make cleaning easy breezy

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