💎Emma Dimond (best for deep sleep)

The Emma Diamond hybrid is for those who want to take their sleep to the next level. This patented comfort layer of Diamond Degree® graphite foam rapidly dissipates excess heat, allowing you a longer deep sleep phase. As you toss and turn during sleep, the foam has a low rolling resistance, which makes it less likely that you will wake up in the middle of the night or be disturbed by your partner.

This mattress' cooling and heat dissipation properties make it ideal for longer restorative sleep, allowing you to spend more time in deep sleep and wake up feeling more refreshed.

Last but not least, you get a 100-night trial, free returns and delivery, and an impressive 10-year warranty.

Pick if...

... You want a premium hybrid mattress that doesn't get hot while you sleep

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Macoda (editors choice)

Macoda mattress

The Macoda mattress seems like a hidden gem in the mattress in box industry. Macoda was started back in 2018 by two young Australians, and it's grown massively in popularity, just not as popular as the Koala mattress (yet). However, we think this underdog in the bedding industry is worth your consideration when looking for a new bed.

Macoda has won Australia's "Best Comfort" Mattress in a Box two years in a row because of their comfortable hybrid design combining advanced foams and pocket springs, giving you support and bounce. The structure makes this one of the best mattresses for good posture, plus the layers are also interchangeable to fit your sleeping style, offering a medium (5/10) to a medium-firm feel (6.5/10).

The construction is to the highest high standards with all the polyurethane foams being Certi-PUR-US certified, and the materials being to Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified. Meaning it's interdependently tested for the presence of over 300 harmful substances. So you can rest assured, it's safe for you and children to sleep on, without having to worry about toxic chemicals coming off the mattress.

A few final thoughts, the bed, has easy to carry side handles which are a nice touch on the already great design. You get free delivery, 100-night trial, free returns, 10-year warranty, and an incredibly comfortable mattress. Plus an extra 10% of the Macoda mattress when clicking through our link. We also highly recommend the Macoda pillow if you're looking for an upgrade.

Pick if...

... You want a comfortable hybrid mattress.

Koala (popular choice)

Koala mattress

It's hard to look for a mattress in Australia and not find a Koala mattress. Koala has a dual foam layer construction which includes Koala's 'Kloudcell' foam (made to be breathable) and support foam. The foam is designed and patterned by Koala to be open-cell, ensuring airflow through the mattress, which is excellent for Aussie summers.

However, a lot of people say the mattress is still too warm to sleep on; this could be because both layers are memory foam, and it's known for retaining heat. We don't think this will be too much of an issue, but it might affect people living in Queensland, Perth or the Northern Territory.

The Koala mattress shot to fame with the viral wine glass test, which means there is zero partner disturbance, making this the best mattress for tossing and turning and not feeling movement. So, if you get up in the night you won't wake up your partner, or them wake you up. The shipping time is quicker than Amazon with only 4 hour delivery in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Everywhere else, delivery is still fast and free.  It's one of the most popular king size memory foam mattress in a box available in Australia.

As a nice touch, the bed is Australian made (made in Sydney) and is eco-friendly. Plus they partner with the WWF and donate a percentage of every mattress to koala preservation.

Noa Luxe (best hybrid)

Noa Luxe mattress

Noa has made this list twice, but this time with their Noa Luxe mattress. This is the premium version of the best selling original Noa mattress. You still get the same excellent service and quality as the original. However, you get some special extra layers like natural bamboo charcoal latex and micro coils.

The micro coils add extra comfort and support while increasing airflow. The bamboo charcoal latex is eco-friendly, fragrance-free, allergen-free, and non-toxic. Also, it’s a super material for absorbing excess moisture and repels odours.

Pick if...

… You want a unique high-quality mattress with comfort and support from 2 layers of springs.

Ergoflex (best for bad backs)

ergoflex mattress

The Ergoflex 5G Memory Foam Mattress is the original mattress in a box company. They have stood the test of time, and unlike most mattress in a box brands they have been in business longer than the 10-year warranty of their beds.

Initially, the Ergoflex was designed to compete with the popular TEMPUR mattress, but at a more affordable rate. They did this by coming up with the bed in a box design, cutting out the expensive showrooms, and extra shipping costs passing on the saving to you.

However, you will find this mattress slightly more expensive than other brands, costing $1,499, making it one of the priciest on our list. Yet, not everything is judged on price; this bed has over 3000 5-star reviews on Choice and Product Review. Plus the design is made to have orthopaedic pressure-relief making it the number one pick for the best bed for back backs category.

Ergoflex is recommended by an Australian back doctor saying "I recommend this mattress to patients as part of a multi-modal treatment for back and neck pain." The reason we recommend it for Australians with back backs, and so do many other people, is because of the billions of spherical shaped open cell Ergoflex™ high-density foams, making it designed to be an orthopaedic pressure-reducing mattress.

Overall, Ergoflex has mastered the art of pressure relief; it has a couple of drawbacks being only a 30-day trial and is slightly more expensive than it's competition. Still, you might be able to find it on a sale saving a few bucks so make sure you check out the claim deal button.

Pick if...

... You need more pressure relief, or you always wanted a TEMPUR, for a fraction of the cost.

Ecosa (best for kids)

Ecosa mattress

Isn't every mattress great for kids? Well yes but Ecosa stands out because of 3 reasons: It's customisable firmness, breathability, and the waterproof cover. Children tend to be more restless at night and find it harder to cool down, so the G7 gel-infused foam and open-cell foam helps with the airflow and contracts this problem.

We love the unique feature of a waterproof cover on the Ecosa mattress, making it great for spills or accidents, which Kids are more prone than adults. The cover also helps kids with allergies because the inner cover has tightly woven microfilaments to protect against dust mites and bacteria.

And lastly, you can change up the firmness of the bed from - medium, medium-firm, and firm. Which is especially useful for growing kids who might prefer a different firmness after a year or for anybody who is a fussy sleeper.

Pick if...

... You need a bed for growing kids.

Sleeping Duck (SD Mach II)

Sleeping Duck Match II

Due to the high-quality materials used, the SD Mach II is one of the most expensive mattresses on the market. The original Sleeping Duck has six layers and two different comfort levels available medium and firm.

The new SD Mach II has 3 layers with more options in firmness. Plus, you can adjust each section of foam layers for the personalised perfect night's sleep. So you can have it firmer for your hips and softer for your shoulders.

Sleeping Duck was awarded the top mattress in independent testing by CHOICE (2018). However, the new SD Mach II model hasn't received an award. If money isn't an option, and you want a customisable mattress then the SD Mach II might be the pick. You will have a great nights sleep on this bed despite the price.

Eva

Eva mattress

Eva is a hybrid mattress designed to keep you fresh and comfy by combining springs, latex, gel, and high-density foams. Eva won 'Best Overall' Mattress in Box for 2019 and even has excellent reviews from people in Queensland, Perth and Cairns saying it keeps them cool in summer nights.

The breathable materials used like gel-infused memory foam and the open-cell natural latex underneath give great support and are designed with warm Australian nights in mind. These layers combined with the springs is the reason we think it's the best bed for hot sleepers and the best mattress for stomach sleepers in Australia.

Summing it up, Eva is excellent for maximising support without compromising on letting the mattress breathe, making it great for people who are naturally hot when sleeping but prefer to sleep cold and comfortable. Eva has a no-strings-attached return and refund policy with a 120 night trial period.

Happy Sleep

Happysleep mattress

HappySleep has superb spinal support with the combined layers of aerated natural latex, memory foam, and high-density support foam. This mix gives the mattress a medium-firm feel 7/10 and offers minimal partner disturbance.

They also offer next day delivery to people in the Melbourne metro area and fast shipping across Australia. The bed is excellent value with the present deal of $300 off. Also, there’s a 10-year warranty and a 100-night harmless test period.

Onebed

Onebed mattress

Onebed is an all-foam mattress known for its softness and support, making it excellent for side sleepers. OneBed's interchangeable top layer can be changed for a medium, medium-firm, or firm nights sleep. You can switch between memory foam and latex, both having their benefits.

Using latex will increase the airflow on the surface, improving breathability. Plus this will make the bed towards the firmer side and give you some more bounce.

Changing to the two different levels of memory foam's will give you a softer feel than the latex layer and give you more pressure relief. The drawback is that memory foam retains heat, and can be soft for some people.

OneBed also comes with a 15-year warranty, which is better than most beds you buy online. However, every mattress on this list has at least a 10-year warranty.

The queen mattress costs $1050, so it's more costly than most brands but still competitive, and you get a 125 night trial period.

Hugo

Hugo mattress

The Hugo mattress has excellent support and comfort without feeling 'too-firm' with a design that is excellent for all body types and sleeping positions. Hugo offers 4 layers of foam instead of the traditional 3 layers most mattress offer.

Hugo is made in Australia and offers same-day delivery to some locations. If you want slightly higher quality than a regular 3 layer mattress, then Hugo is for you.

Emma

Emma Original

The Emma mattress has won over 30 awards across Europe, and you can find them in 20 different countries with over 400,000 people sleeping on them, impressive! And now the wait is over, and you can purchase them in Australia, but is the Emma mattress any good?

Yes! The quality German engineering that has gone into the bed has proven itself across Europe (Europe's most awarded mattress in 2019) and now it's available here. We were lucky enough to try one out for a few months, and the 3 layers of foam distribute your weight evenly because of the 7 support zones design, making it a dream to fall asleep. Plus, for the price it’s the best affordable medium firm mattress.

We must say it does feel firmer than your standard all-foam mattress at around a 6/10 medium-firm feel, Aussies compare the Emma or Koala because they are similar in many ways. Also, the service we received was excellent, but to double-check it wasn't biased we looked through the reviews on productreview.com.au and Choice to make sure other people had the same experience. And, there are overall positive comments on customer service, comfort, and price.

If you've got babies or toddlers, the Emma mattress is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 – Class 1 certified on all of its layers – meaning it's eco-friendly and free from harmful substances. However, the bed does come from Germany so we’re not too overly sure on the environmental impact getting it here.

Moreover, the Emma mattress has same-day delivery in metro areas of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. And, we think you will hear a lot more about the customer service and excellent quality Emma provides to Australia.

Update: Emma won Choices Best Mattress of 2020, and 2021 award too.

Pick if...

You want a comfortable alternative to the Koala and to save some money

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Note: The Comfort is the upgrade mattress from the original.