Amazon sales in Australia in 2024: key dates and the top deals to shop now

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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, 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 June
  • Prime Day: typically held in 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 Amazon deals

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 (512GB) | AU$2,799 AU$1,649

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 (512GB) | AU$2,799 AU$1,649 (save AU$1,150)

The world of modern foldable phones is an intriguing and expensive one, but it's not a great idea to go cheap when you're shopping for a smartphone that folds in half. With this insane deal on the Galaxy Z Fold 5, the lowest price we've ever seen, you'll save more than AU$1,000 on the best foldable phone money can buy. Big, powerful and oh-so flipping pretty, if you're in the market for a phone – foldable or not – the Fold 5 is almost too good to be true at this price, especially for the 512GB model.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 (256GB; Cream) | AU$1,649 AU$963.10

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 (256GB; Cream) | AU$1,649 AU$963.10 (save AU$685.90)

If you've been waiting for a deal before jumping on Samsung's more affordable foldable phone, it's hard to get better than this. If you want a powerful flip phone, but aren't prepared to handle the sheer size or price tag of the Fold 5, the Flip 5 was literally made for you. In our Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 review we said that you should buy this if you're looking for a powerful, durable and versatile flip phone, however the price was prohibitive. With this deal, that's no longer the case – leaving you with just the fantastic foldable phone that now costs under a grand. 

Sennheiser Momentum 4  | AU$549.95 AU$445

Sennheiser Momentum 4  | AU$549.95 AU$445 (save AU$104.95)

Sennheiser's fourth generation wireless over-ear cans are fantastic. In our five-star Sennheiser Momentum 4 review, we called these headphones "unbeatable". With active noise-cancellation, 60-hours of battery life and excellent sound quality, there are few pairs that can compete with the Momentum 4. 

Razer DeathAdder V2 X Hyperspeed AU$109AU$67.13

Razer DeathAdder V2 X Hyperspeed | AU$109 AU$67.13 (save AU$41.87)

You don’t need to pay a fortune to get yourself a good gaming mouse – the Razer DeathAdder V2 X Hyperspeed might be a bit older, but it’s still a great peripheral especially with a 38% discount. We reviewed the wired Razer DeathAdder V2, and found it to be a versatile choice for both work and play, offering a comfortable design and buttons that you can customise to your needs.

Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer Oven | AU$349 AU$262

Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer Oven | AU$349 AU$262 (save AU$200)

While we haven't gotten our hands on this beast, we spent time with its little brother and awarded it a near-perfect 4.5-stars in our Instant Pot Vortex Plus air fryer review. This bigger and better model is everything we loved about the Vortex Plus – like consistent cooking, easy cleaning and pre-programmed cooking functions –with a truly giant 10L capacity. Comfortable cooking for large parties, whether you're frying, baking, dehydrating or making rotisserie chicken, if you're looking for an air fryer to be a main cooking appliance, this is it.

Shark FlexStyle (Malibu Pink) |AU$399AU$349

Shark FlexStyle (Malibu Pink) | AU$399 AU$349 (save AU$50)

Released just in time for Taylor Swift's Eras Tour, the Malibu Pink colourway of the Shark FlexStyle is a little cheaper than the original model on account of not shipping with the diffuser attachment and the carry case. Throw in the little AU$50 discount and you have a Dyson Airwrap rival going for just AU$349! So if you'd like your tresses styled quickly, easily and without too much heat damage, jump on this offer before it disappears.

De'Longhi Nespresso Vertuo Next with Milk Frother | AU$389 AU$189

De'Longhi Nespresso Vertuo Next with Milk Frother | AU$389 AU$189 (save AU$200)
Do you want delicious coffee in less time than it takes to make instant coffee? This machine can do that, providing everything from single shot espresso to large mugs full of coffee. With this deal there's even an included milk frother that on its own costs more than AU$100. This frother elevates an already great machine to really cater to everyone, giving you that special, cafe coffee feel without the price tag. If you're in the market to elevate your at-home coffees, this is the deal to jump on.

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro | AU NZ$195.79

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro | AU$349 NZ$195.79 (save NZ$172,77)

We loved our time with the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro, but while their regular price is reasonable, this deal is music to our ears. Forgoing the futuristic aesthetic of previous products, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro nail the meat and potatoes, which when it comes to earbuds, are great, adaptable sound and supreme comfort. While it held them back from a perfect score, the only issue we had in our Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro review was an average battery life. If you're in the market for earbuds, this deal sounds almost too good.

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.

Max Delaney
Staff Writer

A Digital Content Writer for the Australian TechRadar team, Max covers all things tech and lifestyle and is keen on using tech to make life easier. A 2023 journalism graduate, Max has written across sports, entertainment and business for brands like Zero Digital Media and Valnet.Inc, but found his love for tech in his time at GadgetUser. At home when covering everything from the latest deal and coupon code to the most recent streaming service output, phone or smartwatch, Max excels at using his research, experience and writing ability give you more time to use your tech, not waste time finding it. 

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