Boxing Day sales in Australia 2022: where to find the best deals this December

Satisfy your post-Christmas shopping itch with great Boxing Day sales and discounts from several Aussie retailers

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Stuffed yourself full of Christmas goodies and now can't be bothered to go shopping to snag those excellent Boxing Day deals? Well, you can stay propped up in bed and shop Boxing Days sales from several retailers right from home because the T3 team has put together a list of top Aussie retailers who're sure to have a bargain or two to catch your attention.

Boxing Day sales have always been a great time to score discounts on the items you know and love, from beauty and fashion to tech and furniture. But over the years Boxing Day has drastically changed from being hoards of people out scouring the shops in search of the best deals to a much calmer online affair. 

We saw a trend develop over the last couple of years – we noticed that the discounts that once were only available on Boxing Day itself began to hang around until the end of December, or even extend in January. And that's likely going to be the case again this year, with the possibility of several retailers starting early Boxing Day sales by Christmas Eve.

We say that because it happened last year. Boxing Day sales began on December 24, 2021 at several retailers – as it has this year too – both online and in store, and many of these continued on into the new year to extend into what's being called January Sales.

So, where can you find Boxing Day sales this year? That's an easy answer – in Australia, most retailers have Boxing Day sales, so you'll be able to find a bargain on a lot. We've got a list of some top retailers across several categories that might tempt you away from your money, so take a look below. 

Where to find Boxing Day sales in 2022

Fashion & Beauty

  • Adore Beauty (opens in new tab): skincare, hair care and more beauty essentials
  • Amazon (opens in new tab): clothes, shoes, accessories and more
  • ASOS (opens in new tab): clothing, footwear, accessories and beauty products
  • Kogan (opens in new tab): clothes, shoes and more for men, women and children
  • MAC Cosmetics (opens in new tab): beauty essentials, including gift packs
  • Myer (opens in new tab): fragrances, make-up and more
  • Natonic (opens in new tab): discounts on skincare products and fragrances
  • Oakley (opens in new tab): sunglasses for everyone
  • Ray-Ban (opens in new tab): classics that never get old
  • Sephora (opens in new tab): cosmetics, skincare, fragrances 
  • Shiels (opens in new tab): discounts on jewellery
  • Sketchers (opens in new tab): comfy shoes for him, her and the l'il 'uns
  • Sunglass Hut (opens in new tab): sunglasses from several brands
  • The Iconic (opens in new tab): clothing, footwear and much more
  • Vans (opens in new tab): shoes and clothing

Home & kitchen

  • Adairs (opens in new tab): bedding, bath and furniture
  • Amazon (opens in new tab): furniture, home decor, small appliances and more
  • Breville (opens in new tab): small appliances for the home and kitchen
  • Big W (opens in new tab): discounts on a homewares and small appliances
  • eBay Australia (opens in new tab): a variety of homewares, furniture and more
  • Ecosa (opens in new tab): mattresses-in-a-box and bedding
  • Ecovacs: (opens in new tab) robot vacuum specialists
  • Emma Sleep (opens in new tab): award-winning mattresses and a sofa bed too
  • Eva Home (opens in new tab): mattresses, sofas, bed frames and more
  • ErgoTune (opens in new tab): one of the best office chairs in Australia
  • KitchenAid (opens in new tab): some of the best kitchen appliances in the business
  • Koala (opens in new tab): comfy mattresses, bedding and select furniture
  • Kogan (opens in new tab): bedding, manchester, cookwares and more
  • Myer (opens in new tab): homewares, furniture, kitchenware and more
  • Nespresso (opens in new tab): discounts on coffee machines and pods, even bundles
  • SteelCase (opens in new tab): ergonomic office chairs
  • Target (opens in new tab): bedding and other homewares for less

Gaming

  • Amazon (opens in new tab): gaming consoles and software
  • eBay Australia (opens in new tab): from gaming laptops to the games themselves
  • Fanatical (opens in new tab): games for less
  • Green Man Gaming (opens in new tab): games and game keys
  • Dell (opens in new tab): gaming laptops from Dell and Alienware, plus peripherals
  • HP (opens in new tab): Omen gaming laptops with grunt
  • Lenovo (opens in new tab): Legion-branded gaming beasts
  • Razer (opens in new tab): some of the best gaming laptops and accessories in the business
  • Secretlab (opens in new tab): discounts on top gaming chairs

Tech

  • Amazon (opens in new tab): phones, audio gear, cameras, ereaders and much more
  • Bose (opens in new tab): headphones, speakers, soundbars
  • CameraPro (opens in new tab): great prices on cameras and lenses
  • Dell (opens in new tab): Inspiron and XPS laptops, monitors and desktop PCs
  • DigiDirect (opens in new tab): cameras and photography gear for less
  • DJI (opens in new tab): up to 40% off select drones, cameras and gimbals
  • Dyson (opens in new tab): arguably the best in floor care, hair care and air care
  • eBay Australia (opens in new tab): phones, cameras, audio gear, TVs and more
  • Google Store (opens in new tab): Pixel phones, buds, Nest smart home devices
  • HP (opens in new tab): laptops for less
  • JB Hi-Fi (opens in new tab): a wide variety of electronics, from phones to TVs and accessories
  • Kogan (opens in new tab): headphones, speakers, smartphones and more
  • Lenovo (opens in new tab): Yoga laptops and 2-in-1s, plus ThinkPad workhorses 
  • Microsoft (opens in new tab): discounts on Surface devices and bundles
  • Samsung (opens in new tab): Android smartphones and tablets
  • Sonos (opens in new tab): wireless speakers, soundbars and smart speakers straight from the maker
  • The Good Guys (opens in new tab): phones, TVs, audio and more
  • Wireless 1 (opens in new tab): offers on tablets, laptops, audio, phones and more

Fitness & outdoors

  • Adidas (opens in new tab): running shoes and apparel
  • Adventure Kings: camping gear, paddle boards, gazebos and more
  • Amazon (opens in new tab): from camping gear to fitness wearables
  • Asics (opens in new tab): running shoes and activewear
  • BCF (opens in new tab): fishing, camping and all other outdoor needs
  • Chain Reaction (opens in new tab): for all your cycling needs
  • Gymshark (opens in new tab): British fitness apparel now available in Australia
  • Kogan (opens in new tab): camping and outdoor needs for less
  • Lululemon (opens in new tab): yoga and fitness apparel for men and women
  • New Balance (opens in new tab): running and walking shoes, plus clothing too
  • Nike (opens in new tab): discounts on select shoes and apparel
  • Rebel Sports (opens in new tab): fitness gear, apparel and tech
  • Reebok (opens in new tab): casual and training shoes for everyone
  • The Athlete's Foot (opens in new tab): great offers on sportswear
  • The North Face (opens in new tab): outdoor clothing, shoes and equipment
  • Wiggle (opens in new tab): cycling, running and swimming gear

Food and wine

  • Amazon (opens in new tab): alcohol, pantry staples, even toiletries
  • Coravin (opens in new tab): wine preservation systems to keep 'em fresh
  • eBay Australia (opens in new tab): cases of wine and spirits for less
  • EveryPlate (opens in new tab): affordable meal kits
  • Kogan (opens in new tab): discounts on wine cases

Wellness and Personal Care

  • Amazon (opens in new tab): electric toothbrushes, shavers, trimmers and more
  • Kogan (opens in new tab): epilators, shavers, toothbrushes and more
  • Lovehoney (opens in new tab): adult toys and lingerie for less
  • The Shaver Shop (opens in new tab): huge discounts on personal care and beauty tech

Appliances

  • Appliance Central (opens in new tab): whitegoods, TVs and other electronics
  • Appliances Online (opens in new tab): large appliances for the entire home
  • Betta Home Living (opens in new tab): large and small appliances
  • eBay Australia (opens in new tab): discounts on Dyson, Breville. Nespresso and more
  • Ecovacs Robotics (opens in new tab): some of the best robot vacuums in Australia
  • Samsung (opens in new tab): the Bespoke range of appliances are good looking and top performers
  • The Good Guys (opens in new tab): fridges, dishwashers, washing machines and other large appliances

Toys and hobbies

  • Big W (opens in new tab): sale on games, books and more
  • Booktopia (opens in new tab): wide range of ebooks and Kobo ereaders
  • Donner Music (opens in new tab): taking care of your musical needs
  • eBay Australia (opens in new tab): toys, musical instruments, collectibles and more
  • Lego Australia (opens in new tab): blocks for kids and the young at heart
  • Sanity (opens in new tab): games, movies, vinyl, books, collectibles and other merch

Miscellaneous

  • Groupon (opens in new tab): find savings on a lot, including travel

Boxing Day 2022 sales: when will they start? 

The Boxing Day sales used to start and end on Boxing Day itself, December 26. But in recent years, we’ve seen deals appear a few days ahead, usually on December 24. And, instead of finishing on December 26, they now keep going right until the end of the year, sometimes even extending into what is now being called the January sales.

With this in mind, it’s well worth keeping an eye out for early deals, but be aware that while certain prices will drop before Boxing Day, there’s always the chance that we may see bigger reductions on the actual date. It helps to be on the lookout for deals that come with a price guarantee.

When do the Boxing Day sales end, and the January sales begin? 

This will change across the range of shopping destinations you’ll be looking at. While some retailers switch the title of their Boxing Day sales into January sales from December 27, others keep their Boxing Day deals right to the end of the month. For the most part you’ll find it's nothing more than a cosmetic change, the same deals being offered under a different name.  

What is Boxing Day in Australia?

Boxing Day is the day after Christmas and, year on year, is always December 26. While in Australia it's most known for test cricket and the Sydney-to-Hobart yacht race, it's also a day that's become famous for shopping.

Boxing Day sales were mostly in-store but the last few years have shown that online shopping now beats having to line up in the wee hours of the morning outside your favourite store to snap a great bargain on something you want.

Boxing Day sales have also typically been about clothing, shoes and other fashion items, plus homewares like furniture, but lately anything has been fair game for a discount. You can find offers on practically anything these days, particularly if you shop on Amazon or eBay.

Sharmishta is T3 sister site TechRadar's Managing Editor for APAC, and contributes to T3 on occasion, particularly if any local Aussie product testing is needed. She's a keen photographer, managing Digital Camera World for the APAC region, and also helps produce two of Future's photography magazines in Australia. She loves trying to find ways and means to make her home (and life) smarter and, when she's got time to herself, she can usually be found with her nose buried in a good book... erm, ereader.