Christmas might have come and gone but that doesn't mean the season is done giving just yet, as this time of year is a magnet for great deals with Boxing Day sales in Australia seeing quality hi-fi and AV kit land attractive discounts both in-store and online.
We're seeing a variety of discounts on all manner of tech including headphones, TVs, Bluetooth speakers, soundbars and more. So if you have some Christmas money to spend you'll have no shortage of options to choose from.
But to help you spot the best deals for you, we'll be collecting all the latest and greatest we find right here for you to consider.
Boxing Day sale 2022: where to find Boxing Day deals
Boxing Day deals tend to be well prescribed to, with retailers across the country holding end-of-year discount events in-store and online. If you are looking for something new in the electronics department – whether that be a new OLED TV or pair of true wireless earbuds – the renowned retailers listed below are a cracking place to start.
- Amazon Australia: deep discounts on hundreds of items
- Appliance Central: discounts on 4K TVs, OLEDs and QLEDs
- Appliances Online: savings on TVs and home appliances
- Bing Lee: deals on home appliances
- Catch: huge variety of discounted items
- Kogan: save on audio gear, new and refurbished
- The Good Guys: dive into TV, soundbar and home audio sales
Best Boxing Day 2022 deals so far
As one of Samsung top of the line TVs, the S95B OLED is one serious powerful home screen option. For AU$2,885 you're getting an exceptional OLED picture quality with wireless Dolby Atmos audio. PS5 owners really hit the jackpot with this TV thanks to the S95B's object tracking technology, which pairs fantastically with the console's 3D audio. Been wanting to upgrade that TV? Well with 33% off this unit, it might now be the time.
TCL 98-inch C735 QLED TV |
AU$6,995 AU$4,444 at The Good Guys (save AU$2,551)
Have a massive space perfect for a huge of a TV? This massive 98-inch C735 QLED TV has landed a neat AU$2,551 discount in the Good Guys Boxing Day sale, bringing its price down to only AU$4,444 before the end of 2022. Boasting vibrant and dynamic colours with Dolby Atmos surround sound support and up to 120Hz for improved gameplay graphics, this is quite a bargain.
If you want a more budget friendly option, this Hisense U8HAU 65-inch TV has landed a neat AU$500 discount for Boxing Day. Deceptively powerful, there's Mini-LED backlighting as well as QLED Quantum Dot technology to offer a spectacular picture quality worthy of a more expensive TV. Plus gamers can enjoy this TV's 120Hz and 4K support.
After an exceptional OLED picture quality with 3D surround sound plus a stack of gaming friendly features? Then the Sony A80K might just be the TV for you. Plus it lands a pretty sweet AU$800 discount in this year's Boxing Day sales. If you're after something a little larger, the 77-inch size is also now down to AU$5,995.
LG C2 OLED 65-inch TV:
AU$4,295 AU$3,090 at Appliance Central (save AU$1,205)
Winner of not one but TWO What Hi-Fi? Awards, LG's C2 is the ideal TV for most people. It's brighter than any 2021 OLED, produces brilliantly punchy but natural images and boasts every next-gen gaming feature you could ask for. The best-value premium TV at this size – and now even better value.
LG CS 65-inch OLED TV |
AU$3,695 AU$2,350 at Appliance Central (save AU$1,345)
The LG CS could be seen as a more wallet-friendly, lesser version of the premium LG C2. But even so, it's still one of the higher quality TV options on the market, boasting many of the same performance specs as the LG C2 including α9 Gen5 AI processor and Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro. And when you consider you can now get the 65-inch version at a discount of over AU$1,000, it's even more attractive!
LG G2 OLED 65-inch TV
AU$4,995 AU$4,050 at Appliance Central (save AU$945)
The G2 offers LG's best 4K picture right now, rocking not only OLED Evo technology, but also an added heatsink that allows the panel to be pushed to even brighter levels. It's rather attractive too (though bear in mind that a wall bracket is included but a stand is not) and every gaming feature imaginable is supported.
Samsung The Freestyle projector:
AU$1,295 AU$765 at Appliance Central (save AU$530)
Samsung's unique-looking projector is definitely one to check out if you want to ditch the TV in favour of a more theatre-like experience at home, or you want something that's perfectly portable. While it doesn't have the very best projectors available quaking in their boots, for the casual user, it produces a remarkable picture, albeit only in Full HD. It's also got a rather handy speaker built-in that performs just fine, although we'd of course always recommend a proper setup connected to a home cinema amplifier.
TCL TS8132 soundbar |
AU$495 AU$395 at The Good Guys (save AU$100)
With TCL's great reputation for offering up some great quality TV gear at an affordable price, the TCL TS8132 soundbar is no exception. Offering a home theatre solution with 350W output, Dolby Atmos support and a super simple setup, it's a soundbar package punching well above its weight. Plus there's currently a AU$100 discount in the mix to make this option even more affordable.
Want all the power and oomph of a premium soundbar but at a lower cost? The Samsung HW-B450 is a solid and affordable option offering powerful bass and the ability to elevate the audibility of dialogue. Plus it lands a solid AU$170 off this Boxing Day, so you can snatch one up for a very approachable AU$179.
Bose Soundbar 300 |
AU$649 AU$449 (save AU$200)
We reviewed the larger Soundbar 700 (which has also landed a nice Boxing Day discount) and while neither the 300 or 700 offer Dolby Atoms, they both offer a simple home theatre solution in a stylish and sleek build. Just note, while it'll upgrade your experience, it's not as future proof as some other soundbars currently on offer.
Bose Soundbar 700 |
AU$1200 AU$669 (save AU$531)
We found the Bose Soundbar 700 to have a sleek and stylish build, and concluded that it makes "sense for those who are looking for a simple way to boost their TVs." That's because this soundbar doesn't offer Dolby Atmos support, plus when we reviewed it, we found it to be a little pricy. But with a massive AU$500 knocked off, it becomes much more appealing.
Yamaha ATS-2090 |
AU$449 AU$199 (save AU$250)
Quality and affordable are two words we'd use to describe the Yamaha ATS-2090. Offering a decent performance at reduced price of AU$199, you're getting a subwoofer with deep bass and a virtual surround sound built in to this device. If you want to upgrade your TV without splurging on an entire new unit, this one is a good option.
Sonos Arc soundbar |
AU$1,499 AU$1,195 at The Good Guys (save AU$304)
Affordability is great and all, but when you have a bit of cash to spare, you can really go all out and get one of the best soundbars currently on the market. The Sonos Arc lands a big saving of AU$304 on The Good Guys this Boxing Day, and is a powerhouse of a home theatre unit delivering audio in an arc pattern to give you the impression of being surrounded by dynamic and responsive sound. This soundbar will also boost dialogue and is very capable when mixing music, making this soundbar an absolute standout in performance. You can nab the Sonos Arc in both black and white at this price.
Headphones & Audio
AU$549 AU$499 at Amazon (save AU$50)
The best pair of wireless ANC headphones you can buy at this price. The Sony XM5 headphones might feel a little less premium than their predecessors, but the jump in sound quality is a big (and worthwhile) one. We have seen these Sonys drop to $400 for Black Friday, but $499 is currently the best price available this December. Five stars
AU$150 AU$98 at Amazon (save AU$52)
Newly decorated What Hi-Fi? Award winners and our favourite budget wireless earbuds, these Sonys boast impressive musicality and excellent levels of detail and insight, plus a comfortable, sport-friendly design, IPX4 water resistance and 20 hours of battery life. Deal also at Sony Five stars
AU$449 AU$298 at Amazon (save AU$151)
Sony's decision to completely overhaul what was already a winning pair of noise-cancelling earbuds paid off in serious fashion, with the XM4s taking home another What Hi-Fi? Award in 2022. They're now down to their lowest price in a long time, making them an absolute steal. Five stars
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
AU$599 AU$369 on Amazon (save AU$230)
Class-leading noise cancellation in a stylish form factor – that’s the Bose 700 headphones. These have dropped to AU$330 previously, so it's not the lowest price we have ever seen. Still, it is a good bargain for one of the best all-round and most popular wireless over-ears out there. Four stars
Bose QuietComfort 45
AU$499 AU$395 on Amazon (save AU$104)
The Bose QuietComfort 45 are a strong successor to the incredibly popular Bose QC 35 II, and they carry fantastic noise cancellation. As the name suggests, they’re comfortable to wear for long periods of time too. This deal gets you a solid AU$104 off. Four stars
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds
AU$399 AU$269 on Amazon (save AU$130)
If you prefer earbuds over headphones, then you can also pick up Bose's excellent QuietComfort Earbuds with a decent discount. They might not be the newer, second-generation model, but this 1st gen is still an amazing pair, boasting impressive noise-cancellation, a truly entertaining sound and superb balance. With over AU$100 knocked off for Boxing Day, we'd say they're a steal. Five stars
Apple AirPods Pro
AU$399 AU$305 at Kogan (save AU$94)
The original AirPods Pro can currently be picked up at a decent discount, so if you can't afford the recently released $369 AirPods Pro 2 above, these are still decent options for Apple wireless earbuds that offer noise cancellation and multiple silicone tips. Four stars
Sennheiser HD 250BT | A
AU$99.95 AU$49 at Amazon (save AU$50.95)
Boasting a rock-solid build, engaging sound, 25 hours of battery life and in-app EQ optimisation, there's a lot to love about the Sennheiser HD 250BT. Plus, these already super affordable over-ear headphones have become even moreso, dropping to just under AU$50 this Boxing Day. Five stars
Sennheiser HD 450BT |
AU$299 AU$148 at Amazon (save AU$151)
With smooth and well-balanced audio, the Sennheiser HD 450BT have landed a saving of over 50% this Boxing Day. The button layout is a little busy, but these cans have an excellent battery life plus some decent noise cancellation. Four stars
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
AU$599 AU$299 at Amazon (save AU$300)
The Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless may be a couple of years old now, but they still hold their own against a new wave of competition. Sound is both engaging and entertaining and they effectively block out external sounds with impressive noise-cancellation features. We also had to admire how they look. Admittedly, when they first launched, they were rather pricey, so now they're half price for Boxing Day, we can properly recommend them. Five stars
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3
AU$400 AU$299 at Amazon (save AU$101)
If you prefer earbuds, however, then Amazon has also knocked a generous AU$101 off the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3. There really isn't much to fault these buds: great sound, even greater noise cancellation and a tidy and compact design, you can't go wrong. Five stars
Sony LinkBuds |
AU$249 AU$195 at Amazon (save AU$54)
Offering a balanced and natural sound and boasting the title of the world's first open-ring in-ear buds, the Sony LinkBuds might not offer noise cancellation, but you can expect to hear some excellent sound and ease of use thanks to the bud's ingenious controls. They did reach a low of AU$149 during Black Friday, but we don't expect to see hit that low again in 2022. With an extra saving of AU$10 applied at checkout though these ones will only set you back AU$195. Four stars
Sony WF-SP700 |
AU$299.95 AU$117 at Amazon (save AU$182.95)
While Sony's WF-1000XM series are the companies top performers, the Sony WF-SP700 offer an affordable option if you still want to get a decent listening performance. There's no noise cancellation, but at only AU$117 for the black/grey combo, these are worth a look at if you just need a more budget friendly pair of earbuds.
JBL Charge 4 Bluetooth speaker
AU$230 AU$119 at Amazon (save AU$111)
JBL's Charge 4 has now been replaced with a fifth generation, but it's still a brilliant Bluetooth speaker that will fill your room with sound or keep you company at the beach. For the now low cost of AU$119 at Amazon, you get a super long battery life, IPX7 waterproof rating and powerful sound. It's sure to get your summer parties started. Amazon's discount is available on the black and red models.
Xbox Series S
AU$499 AU$399 at Amazon (save AU$100)
To be honest, after the Xbox Series S received a AU$100 discount for Black Friday, we expected it to be discounted again for Boxing Day. We just didn't expect it to be discounted so soon. Offering one of the most affordable ways to get into next-generation gaming, when combined with Xbox Game Pass (separate subscription), the Xbox Series S is a terrific machine. The more powerful Xbox Series X might now be in stock, but for great gaming on a budget, you can't go wrong with the Series S.
Save on Xbox Series S/X controllers at Amazon (save up to AU$26)
As a handy holiday season saving, you can make a range of savings on new controllers for the Xbox Series S or X console with up to AU$26 off a variety of colours.
We've seen discounts on this Nintendo Switch bundle before, so it's good to see them coming back again in time for the holidays. Not only do you get the base Nintendo Switch console, but you also get a digital copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a bonus three month Switch Online subscription, for the same price it would cost you for the console alone.
PS5 Pulse Wireless Headset |
AU$159.95 AU$118 at Amazon (save AU$41.95)
Sony got really ambitious with the PS5, introducing the company's 3D audio technology with the console. If you want to make the most of this feature, you need a headset that can support it, so with a price drop down to AU$118, the PS5 Pulse wireless headset is definitely worth some consideration. There's a saving of AU$40 on both the White and Black versions.
Nvidia Shield TV Pro 4K
AU$349 AU$269 at Amazon (save AU$80)
The Nvidia Shield TV Pro 4K is a powerful streaming device that lets you stream high-spec PC games directly to your TV. You can also access 4K movies in multiple HDR formats, with support for both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos audio too. An affordable and worthwhile home cinema upgrade if ever we saw one.
Boxing Day sale 2022 dates: when do Boxing Day deals start?
While it would make sense for the Boxing Day Sales to start on the 26th of December (you know, Boxing Day), the reality is that retailers tend to drop hot discounts well ahead of this date, catching anyone that missed out on Black Friday savings that still wants to score a deal before Christmas.
Once again, you'd assume they would end once the 27th of December rolls around, but that's not the case either. Most major retailers will keep many of their deals live until the new year, although there's unlikely to be fresh discounts added during this time.
As for the January Sales, this encapsulates all of the Boxing Day deals that remain live into the new year, as well as a number of stores and online retailers that will add fresh discounts throughout the month – the perfect time to pick up that TV or those headphones you missed out on.
How to get the best deals in the Boxing Day sales
Because of the huge number of deals and discounts that take place during the Christmas period, it can be difficult to know which ones are good deals and which ones aren't. This page will round-up some of the best deals on the best kit we have reviewed so you can be safe in the knowledge that you are making a sensible purchase, but if you don't see one that takes your fancy it is best to hunt for the best prices on well-reviewed kit than simply chasing after the biggest discounts.
Our expert buying guides, comprising five-star and award-winning products, can help you in your buying decision:
- The best TVs you can buy
- The world's best headphones and best wireless earbuds
- The best soundbars on the planet
- The best record players you can buy
Be sure to keep a careful eye on your budget – an especially important consideration during these hard economic conditions – and try to stick to your wishlist. And if you are planning to do your Boxing Day sales shopping in-store this year, be sure to get there early to beat the queues, so check opening times.