Amazon sales in Australia in 2024: dates, top deals and how to find the best discounts

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When it comes to regular deals and discounts, Amazon has plenty. There's a dedicated page that runs year round, showcasing all the offers available and there could be hundreds of deals to browse on any given day.

To maximise your savings, you could considering becoming a Prime member (if you aren't already). Not only do you get free and fast delivery on several eligible products, but you also get exclusive deals, early access to some of these deals and free access to some of Amazon's other services like Prime Video, Prime Reading and Prime Gaming. You can sign up now and get a 30-day free trial. You can cancel any time and it will cost you AU$9.99 a month (or AU$79/year) after the first 30 days.

For a more in-depth look at what this subscription entails and if it's worth it, check out our guide to What is Amazon Prime in Australia.

While Amazon's daily deals are great, the best time to shop on the platform is during a big sale. Amazon hosts a few each year that could save you even more, particularly on some big-ticket items like laptops and cameras. While the Prime Day sale is arguably its most popular – and it's the next big sale to look forward to – the Amazon Black Friday sale is just as good in terms of the discounts we see. Amazon even has its own Boxing Day sale.

There are a few other smaller sales in between, like Big Smile Sale that typically happens in March and Mid-Year Sale that coincides with Australia's EOFY sales. Below is a list of the main Amazon sales that you can look forward to each year.

Amazon sales calendar

  • Big Smile Sale: previously in March/April
  • Mid-Year Sale: usually in early June
  • Prime Day: typically held mid July
  • Prime Big Deal Days: previously only held in October 2023
  • Black Friday: takes place in November
  • Boxing Day: takes place in December

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This week's top 10 Amazon deals

iPad 10.9-inch (2021) | AU$549 AU$398

iPad 10.9-inch (2021) | AU$549 AU$398 (save AU$151)

While this isn't technically the lowest price we've ever seen on the 9th Gen iPad, it is the lowest we've seen in some time – and it even beats the AU$427 we've seen it sitting at during the EOFY sales. Sure, it's a few years old now but it still holds up as a mighty impressive tablet that does the basics incredibly well. Plus, Apple recently discontinued this model from its online store following the arrival of the latest slabs, so you won't be able to get this one for much longer. If you're after an affordable tablet in Apple's ecosystem that can handle entertainment, a bit of light work and some video calls, it's perfect.

Canon EOS R7 + RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens |AU$2,899AU$2,202

Canon EOS R7 + RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens | AU$2,899 AU$2,202 (save AU$697)

We considered the original price of this Canon EOS R7 kit to be affordable and great value, so the fact it's dropped by 20% makes it an absolute bargain in our eyes. Another great proposition for any budding photographer, this single lens kit offers up high speed RAW capture, the same autofocus prowess as its pricier R-series siblings, dual SD cards, 4K video and a 32.3MP sensor. Throw in 40fps continuous shooting and in-body stabilisation and you have yourself a terrific, talented shooter.

Shark IZ102 Cordless Vacuum | $549.99 AU$277

Shark IZ102 Cordless Vacuum | $549.99 AU$277 (save AU$272.99)

if you're looking for the best bang for your buck from a stick vacuum, this is the deal for you. We haven't gone hands-on with it, but the Shark IZ102 earned the title of 'best budget stick vacuum' in our best stick vacuum cleaners buying guide because no other vacuum provides its incredible value at its low price point. A wonderful pick-up at full price, this deal makes it almost a must-have, whether you are in the market for a new vacuum or not.

Samsung T7 1TB (black) |AU$279AU$152

Samsung T7 1TB (black) | AU$279 AU$152 (save AU$127)

If you’re looking to add a serious speed boost to your backup gadget, you could do a hell of a lot worse than the Samsung T7 1TB SSD, found here with a generous 46% discount when shipped in from Germany. It has dropped to AU$119 previously, but we think this is still pretty darn good for backup storage. Compatible with PC, Mac, Android devices, gaming consoles and more, there’s a lot of value in this small package.

[Shipped and sold by Amazon Germany]

Bose QuietComfort Ultra | AU$649AU$499

Bose QuietComfort Ultra | AU$649 AU$499 (save AU$150)

Amazon is matching its previous lowest price on Bose's latest set of flagship noise-cancelling headphones for its Mid-Year Sale, seeing the price of the Ultra over-ears drop to AU$499. As we expected ahead of their release, the Bose QuietComfort Ultra are a stunning set of headphones and comfortably the best when it comes to active noise-cancellation. Their sound quality is nothing short of exquisite, and the ability to turn any song into a Spatial Audio one thanks to Immersive Mode is just another gold star for it. The discount applies to both the white and black pairs.

Also available direct from Bose for AU$499.95.

Jabra Elite 10 | AU$379 AU$225

Jabra Elite 10 | AU$379 AU$225 (save AU$154)

If you're looking for comfort and powerful audio without spending premium prices, this Jabra Elite 10 deal is the one for you. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with them in our Jabra Elite 10 review, but their comfort, Dolby Atmos sound and call quality really stood out. If you need a pair of earbuds that won't leave your ears aching after hours of wear, there are few better options, especially at this reduced price.

Canon EOS R100 + RF-S 18-45mm lensAU$1,099AU$777

Canon EOS R100 + RF-S 18-45mm lens | AU$1,099 AU$777 (save AU$305)

The EOS R100 is Canon's most affordable RF-mount camera, but we'll take an extra discount whenever it's presented to us. While it could be considered 'entry-level', it still offers a number of features that are worthwhile for any beginner. You get 4K/24p video (cropped), good autofocus performance and an excellent 24.1MP sensor that is sure to help get you started on your photography journey. We have seen this kit drop lower to AU$743 previously, but this 26% discount is still worth considering.

Nextbase 622GW dash cam |AU$599AU$449.50 on Amazon

Nextbase 622GW dash cam | AU$599 AU$449.50 on Amazon (save AU$149.50)

Listed right on top of our list of the best dash cams in Australia, the Nextbase 622GW boasts impressive 4K/30p video quality and a flagship feature set. This includes a rotating polarising filter in the front to reduce windshield glare and the inclusion of what3words geolocation services for pinpointing stricken vehicles within a 3m radius. It's worth every penny even at full price, and while it's previously had a whopping AU$226 discount, this AU$149 price drop is worth considering if you want a really good dash cam.

Apple Watch 9 (GPS) |from AU$649from AU$537
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Apple Watch 9 (GPS) | from AU$649 from AU$537 (save AU$112)

Whether you want the 41mm or the 45mm display size of the latest Apple Watch, you save a decent AU$112 and AU$111 respectively. From what we can tell, this is the first-ever major discount on the Series 9 smartwatch, so if you've been holding out for one, you really shouldn't miss this chance. We can hope the price will drop further in July for Prime Day, but there are no guarantees. There's up to 17% off across both sizes and different colourways/bands via the same listing.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 (40mm) | from AU$549 from AU$329

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 (40mm) | from AU$549 from AU$329 (save up to AU$220)

While we were a tad harsh in our Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 review, that was mostly due to a lack of iteration upon its predecessor but make no mistake, this is an excellent smartwatch that delivers incredible performance and efficiency in all areas. With awesome wellness features like a high heart-rate alert and fall detection, this watch shines as a partner to a Samsung Galaxy phone, but will still be an awesome addition to any Android user.

The bigger 44mm model is also available from just AU$415

How to save money when shopping on Amazon

1. Become a Prime member

While it might cost you a monthly (or annual) fee to be a Prime member, it's the best way to maximise your savings, particularly if you think you're going to shopping on the platform regularly. If you're not a Prime member yet, you can sign up now for a 30-day free trial and, if you do so just before a big sale and cancel the subscription before the trial ends, you get the full benefits without having to pay anything extra, albeit for a short period of time. 

Benefits include free and fast shipping, exclusive and early access to select deals, plus free subscriptions to some of Amazon's other services like Prime Video, Prime Reading and Prime Gaming. Find out more about this subscription service in our guide to what is Amazon Prime.

2. Use Amazon coupons

We've got a dedicated page that lists a lot of Amazon coupon codes to help you save on your next shop, but there are always select items on the site that have a little check box that you can tick to bring the price down a little. These coupons can save you anywhere from 5% to 20% off a particular item, and occasionally there's a specific amount of money that gets deducted (e.g. AU$5 off a AU$20 portable power bank), so keep an eye out of them when shopping on Amazon.

Note that when you use these little boxes, the discounted price will only appear when you finally check out – not when the item is sitting in your virtual cart.

3. Track your cart

If you aren't in a hurry to buy something specific, you can always add it to your cart and click "save for later". Amazon has a handy functionality that automatically lets you know if an item in your cart has had a price change.

4. Set up alerts

If you don't want to keep logging into Amazon to check your cart, you can use a site called to see an item's price history. You just have to copy and paste the URL of the Amazon item you're interested in into Camelcamelcamel's search bar and voila, you get the price history represented by an easy-to-understand graph.

Monitoring this manually, though, can be annoying, so the folks behind this tracking site have created a handy browser plug-in that you can install to receive email alerts when a specific item gets a discount. This is particularly useful during Amazon's big sales if you know what you're after.

5. Use Amazon's Subscribe & Save program

If there are certain products you know you will buy regularly, particular pantry staples and toiletries, you can use the Subscribe & Save feature on Amazon. This option shows up as the default offer when click on items like laundry detergents, coffee pods, nail colour, baby-care items and more, and it's possible to save as much as 15%, with free shipping already available for Prime members.

6. Check Amazon's daily deals

Amazon has a dedicated hub that lists hundreds of offers, called Today's Deal. It sits right on top of the any Amazon page and, while it looks a little daunting to browse, there are filters you can use to narrow down your search if you know what you're after.

If you happen to use an Echo smart device, you can also use a simple voice command to find out what the day's offers are by saying, "Alexa, what are my deals?"

7. Browse overstocked items in the Amazon Outlet store

Amazon also has a dedicated section called the Outlet Store that stocks clearance items going cheap. It also houses overstocked new items too, and these usually have some significant discounts. From electronics to homewares, the Outlet Store can save you a pretty penny, but note that some items may come in a damaged box. If so, there will be a note on the product listing page about its condition.

8. Shop during the big sales

If you're not in a rush to buy something, particularly an expensive item, consider waiting till a big sale comes knocking. By 'big', we mean Prime Day and Black Friday as these two sales are when we see the biggest discounts. 

That said, there usually a lot of good deals during Big Smile Sale and the Mid-Year Sale, so don't ignore those if you're keen on shopping through the year.

Sharmishta Sarkar
Managing Editor (APAC)

While she's happiest with a camera in her hand, Sharmishta's main priority is being TechRadar's APAC Managing Editor, looking after the day-to-day functioning of the Australian, New Zealand and Singapore editions of the site, steering everything from news and reviews to ecommerce content like deals and coupon codes. While she loves reviewing cameras and lenses when she can, she's also an avid reader and has become quite the expert on ereaders and E Ink writing tablets, having appeared on Singaporean radio to talk about these underrated devices. Other than her duties at TechRadar, she's also the Managing Editor of the Australian edition of Digital Camera World, and writes for Tom's Guide and T3.