Best Mattress Topper
in Australia 2022

Updated on July 22, 2022

A quality mattress topper is like a cherry on top of your mattress. It’s the key to nights of restorative sleep and cozy pillow-like softness.

If you’re doing some penny-pinching at the moment but don’t want to compromise on the quality of your sleep, mattress toppers can be an easy fix. They can add extra firmness to reinforce support where your mattress lacks it or extra padding if your mattress is too firm. A lot of them are made with natural materials and have antibacterial qualities too.

Today, we’ll be reviewing the ten best mattress toppers for our Australian readership. Each of these toppers has some unique quality that suits a particular group of sleepers and their preferences, which makes us positive you’ll find your favorite.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a new mattress, you can have a look at our comparison of the best Australian mattresses.

The Best Mattress Toppers
in Australia

  1. Ecoy ⏤ Best Overall Mattress Topper (20% off plus free shipping)
  2. Peacelily ⏤ Best Latex Rubber Mattress Topper
  3. OneBed ⏤ Best Memory Foam Mattress Topper
  4. MicroCloud Microfibre ⏤ Best Luxury Mattress Topper
  5. Ovela Bamboo ⏤ Best Bamboo Mattress Topper
  6. OCTAsmart Topper ⏤ Best Cooling Mattress Topper
  7. Bambillo ⏤ Best Bamboo Mattress Topper
  8. IKEA Tussoy ⏤ Best Side Sleepers Mattress Topper
  9. Royal Comfort ⏤ Best Stomach Sleepers Mattress Topper
  10. Halcyon Dream Wool Underlay ⏤ Best Wool Mattress Topper

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1. Ecoy ⏤ Best Overall Mattress Topper

Price: $$

Firmness: Medium soft (4) or medium (5)

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20% off one item | Extra 10% off when you buy 2 items

Our number 1 choice for the best mattress topper in Australia is Ecoy’s bamboo mattress topper. The topper is made with 5cm of responsive memory foam covered in a removable bamboo fabric cover. After we tested this ourselves we were super impressed by the level of comfort and softness that this added to a firm mattress.

Ecoy’s topper is OEKO-Tex certified, passing all the important memory foam checks you should look out for. It also comes with straps to keep the topper in place throughout the night.

We were fortunate enough to be sent a Ecoy topper and hands down it is the best mattress topper we have tried and tested to date. With any mattress topper purchase you get:

  • Free shipping Australia wide
  • 30 night sleep trial
  • Ecoy is registered with 1% for the planet too so your purchase will go towards protecting the planet

So, if you are looking for the best value for money, mid-range mattress topper, you won’t find a better option than Ecoy. The topper is currently available in single, king single, double, queen, king and super king. Prices start from $220. 

For a limited time, Ecoy is offering a 20% off all bedding and an extra 10% off (combined savings of 30%) you buy 2 items.

2. Peacelily ⏤ Best Latex Rubber Mattress Topper

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Price: $$$

Firmness: Medium soft (4) or medium (5) or medium firm (6)

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Our choice for the best mattress topper is Peacelily, a topper made of natural latex rubber, unlike any regular synthetic topper. Peacelily is OEKO-TEX and eco-INSTITUT certified, with both 100% organic cotton fabric and wadding. This means that Peacelily has no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), pesticides, or other chemicals and meets the non-toxic standards set by leading regulatory bodies.

The Peacelily topper is handmade in the brand’s factory. The 5cm latex-filled layer is customizable and you can order it in Luxury Plush (best for side sleepers) or Firm (better suited for back and stomach sleepers), based on your sleeping position.

After trying out the Peacelily mattress topper, we couldn’t believe the difference to the mattress underneath it made in terms of extra comfort. You can get the topper in Single, Long Single, King Single, Double, Queen, and King size with free shipping, a 100-night free trial with a full refund if you change your mind, and a 10-year warranty. The price ranges from $349 to $529.

3. OneBed ⏤ Best Memory Foam Mattress Topper

Onebed Mattress Topper

Price: $$

Firmness: varies (5-zone)

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A great solution for the hot and humid Australian weather is the OneBed mattress topper designed with gel-infused memory foam.

The combination of 2-inch Davina memory foam and cooling gel crystals provides body support, helps with back pain, and distributes the heat evenly across the bed. It has a tender bounce back effect and 5-zoned orthopedic support focusing on the head zone, shoulder zone, lower back, thigh zone, and lower leg zone.

It’s perfect if you have a co-sleeper because OneBed promises a zero-motion transfer effect that translates to no partner disturbance. You can try it for 125 nights and see for yourself whether this is true or not.

OneBed is not the cheapest topper on our list but it’s our best choice for gel-lovers who like the feeling of waking up cool and fresh. Your body and mind will thank you for the unforgettable sleeping experience.

4. MicroCloud Microfibre ⏤ Best Luxury Mattress Topper

Microcloud Mattress Topper

Price: $$

Firmness: Soft (3) to Medium soft (4)

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A clear favourite mattress topper is MicroCloud, one of the most popular toppers across the country. The MicroCloud mattress topper can be found in many Australian premium hotels, such as Sydney’s Shangri-La and Ovolo’s 1888 Hotel. This five-star hotel bedding is available for online purchase for a quite affordable price.

This topper is a great down alternative. Although soft and luxurious, down toppers can often cause allergic reactions. To avoid this, the MicroCloud topper has been filled with gentle high-tech fiber which is both hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant. It’s cruelty-free and certified by OEKO-TEX.

Judging by the reviews on Productreview.com.au, customers love this topper because it doesn’t flatten like a pancake and turns an uncomfortably firm mattress soft. This sleeping surface is the cure for any sore joints or back pain. One reviewer even compared it to “sleeping on non-soggy whipped cream”, leaving us with nothing else to add.

5. Ovela Bamboo ⏤ Best Bamboo Mattress Topper

Ovela Bamboo Mattress Topper

Price: $

Firmness: Medium soft (4)

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If you need a surface to cradle your pressure points, the Ovela Bamboo mattress topper has just the right qualities. The supportive memory foam contours your body without letting it sink too deep into the mattress, especially if your mattress has lost its shape and begun to sag.

The Ovela topper has a bamboo cover that wicks away moisture and adds breathability. This will help you have a restful sleep during sticky Australian summer nights. Similar to MicroCloud’s, this light fabric is hypoallergenic, as well as dust-mite and mold resistant.

You can order it in different sizes, from single to king size. The Ovela mattress topper is the cheapest topper on our list – proof that you don’t have to pay top dollar for a good night’s sleep. Satisfied reviews report feeling rejuvenated after spending only one night with their Ovela mattress topper.

6. OCTAsmart Topper ⏤ Best Cooling Mattress Topper

Octasmart Mattress Topper

Price: $$$

Firmness: Varies (3-zone)

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Overheating is a common cause of poor sleep, especially for Aussies, which is why you need a cooling mattress topper like OCTAsmart to make it alive through the Australian summer nights. Similar to MicroCloud, OCTAsmart toppers have found their place across Australian 5-star hotels and airlines.

This revolutionary topper is made of viscoelastic memory foam and gives your body blissful comfort and spinal support by adapting to its ergonomic needs. Under the regular memory foam layer, there’s an Ecocell-base (0.60”) that helps lower the mattress temperature by 5°F, while the ventilation of the OCTAsmart topper makes it 8 times more breathable than regular toppers.

The smart Octaspring layer at the bottom focuses on three body zones and cradles your body in its full length by straightening the lumps of your lifeless mattress with foam springs. The air circulation is made possible with hundreds of comfort pockets over the smart performance top cover.

One slight drawback is that its price is on the higher end of the scale.

7. Bambillo ⏤ Best Bamboo Mattress Topper

Bambillo Mattress Topper

Price: $$

Firmness: Medium soft (4) or medium (5)

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By now you know that bamboo fabric is our favorite moisture-wicking fabric because it absorbs body heat 40% better than organic cotton and ensures normal airflow during your sleep. Our favorite bamboo mattress topper is Bambillo, an antimicrobial bed topper designed with the brand’s signature Gel Tek™ comfort foam.

The Bambillo mattress topper will give you a comfy and healthy sleep because it’s fitting for any sleeping position. It’s equally loved by those looking for a layer of comfort and those looking for pressure relief.

ProductReview features around 60 reviews on their website, most of them from customers who are satisfied with how Bambillo has improved their sleeping experience, apart from a couple of complaints on how the mattress was priced a little too high.

8. IKEA Tussoy ⏤ Best Side Sleepers Mattress Topper

Ikea Tussoy Mattress Topper

Price: $$

Firmness: Medium soft (4) or medium (5)

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If you like to sleep on the side, you need a mattress topper that strikes a balance between softness and support because of the way your weight is distributed across the bed.

The IKEA Tussoy mattress topper offers just the right amount of firmness to encourage spinal alignment – with 8 cm, it’s the thickest topper on our list – and cushioning layers of foam that gently hug your body and remove pressure from your hips and shoulders. However, as a result of its thickness, you’ll have to use a fitted sheet on top of your mattress.

IKEA’s topper is made of polyester (64%) and cotton (36%) with polyester fiber wadding. It’s really practical because it’s machine washable and quite affordable compared to other popular toppers. Most of the customers whose reviews we read on the Internet said they felt like they were sleeping on a cloud and liked that you could remove the cover to wash it.

We only ran across one or two complaints about the topper’s smell, but we’re confident it only takes a good airing for the odor to disappear.

9. Royal Comfort ⏤ Best Stomach Sleepers Mattress Topper

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Price: $

Firmness: Medium (5)

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The brand Royal Comfort is famous for its luxurious bedding products such as our very favorite – the Royal Comfort 1000GSM Luxury Bamboo Gusset Mattress Topper.

This topper is perfect for stomach sleepers because it’s not super thick as some of the other toppers on our list (e.g. the IKEA Tussoy one). It’s a mid-range topper with a 5cm thickness, which is enough to trace the contours of your body and support it by taking the pressure off your joints.

It has breathable and hypoallergenic bamboo filling and a 100% cotton cover on top. It will fit your mattress like a glove thanks to the gusset design. One of the reviewers on Amazon had guests sleeping over on this topper who ended up purchasing a Royal Comfort topper for themselves after the visit.

Although this mattress topper is great for prolonging the life of your old mattress, we recommend using it on top of new mattresses because of its medium thickness.

10. Halcyon Dream Wool Underlay ⏤ Best Wool Mattress Topper

Halycon Dream Mattress Toppper

Price: $$$

Firmness: medium-soft (4) to medium (5)

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The Halcyon Dream woolen mattress topper is thinner than latex and memory foam toppers because it has a different function altogether. Actually, the correct term is woolen “underlay” instead of a topper. The difference between the two is that underlays are primarily made for temperature regulation and mattress protection.

The Halcyon Dream underlay is made of 100% Australian wool and comes in five different bed sizes and two different fitted deep skirts (35 cm and 50 cm). You can also choose between a machine washable and a dry clean underlay. The wool fiber wicks away moisture to keep you cool during the summer and warm during the winter while the lanolin staves off dust mites.

You can order this local product with free shipping across the country. However, unlike other mattress toppers, the Halcyon Dream comes with a 5-year warranty and only 30 trial nights to see whether you like it. Other than that, most customers believe you get your money’s worth.

11. Ecosa ⏤ Best Eco-Friendly Mattress Topper

Ecosa Mattress Topper

Price: $$$

Firmness: medium (5)

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If you want to enjoy a squishy and cushy sleep without the nagging worry that you’re causing harm to the environment, we suggest purchasing the Ecosa mattress topper.

The topper has been certified by leading regulators like CertiPURUS and OEKO-TEX, meaning it has no VOC substances and harmful chemicals. The Ecosa topper is no short of cloud comfort thanks to the ultra-plush memory foam that contours your body. The memory foam has two layers: charcoal-infused memory foam and a G-7 gel memory foam.

The ventilated design allows for an unobstructed airflow via pincore holes and regulates body temperature. It reduces partner disturbance and has a 380g/m2 double-knitted removable cover and elasticated straps to keep the topper in place, ticking the practicality box.

12. The Cloud ‘Gen II’ ⏤ Best Down Mattress Topper

The Cloud Mattress Topper

Price: $$$

Firmness: soft (3) - medium-soft (4)

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The last mattress topper on our list is the Cloud Gen II Feather and Down Mattress Topper, another popular choice used by star-rating Australian hotels.

It has an ideal ratio of 90% small soft feather and 10% down which creates the sensation of sleeping on a real cloud. Actually, the Cloud has a higher percentage of fill (2000g/m²) compared to other toppers on the market – the average being 1000g/m² – which translates to more feathers and extra comfort. Plus, it comes with a 100% Japara stain-resistant cover.

We recommend it to sleepers looking for super fluffy options because, as the name itself suggests, sleeping on this topper is like sleeping on a plush airy cloud. Instead of throwing away your old mattress, you can rejuvenate it with this thick mattress topper.

The only potential problem is that it’s not hypoallergenic, so you should probably choose a different topper if you’re prone to allergic reactions.

How to Choose a Mattress Topper

There are a wide variety of mattress toppers available, and unless you’re an expert on mattress toppers, it’s easy to get confused. You can use our guide below to pick the mattress topper that fits your needs best.

Size

Just like mattresses, mattress toppers come in a variety of sizes. If you know the size of your bed, you won’t have any problem choosing what size mattress topper to get. However, if you don’t know, it can be hard to decide due to the similarity in size names.

Here are the main Australian mattress/mattress topper sizes that you’re most likely to come across:

  • Single size (92cm x 188 cm)
  • Long single size (92cm x 203 cm)
  • King single size (107cm x 203 cm)
  • Double size (138cm x 188 cm)
  • Queen size (153cm x 203 cm)
  • King size (183cm x 203 cm)
  • Super King size (203cm x 203 cm)

Material

Mattress toppers can be made out of a wide range of materials, as they can serve many different purposes. It’s crucial to pick one made of high-quality materials to ensure it lasts for a long time, but there’s more to it than just durability. Let’s look at some of the most popular materials used in mattress topper production, discuss their purposes, and see their pros and cons.

Bamboo

Bamboo is one of the healthiest materials used in mattress topper production, as it’s an organic material. The bamboo fabric is hypoallergenic, so it’s a safe choice for everyone, including kids.

Bamboo fabric can help keep you cool as you sleep and prevent moisture buildup inside your mattress. Moreover, bamboo is a very breathable material. This is a very important feature as you’ll be sleeping on your mattress every night.

One downside of the bamboo fabric is that it needs special care. It will wear out much quicker than a synthetic fabric like polyester, and it’s usually not recommended to machine wash and tumble dry a bamboo mattress topper.

Memory Foam

Memory foam is widely used in bedding products such as pillows and mattresses. This is due to the ergonomic nature of memory foam, which helps relieve pressure off the body. Memory foam mattress toppers are available in different firmness levels and can be used to make your bed softer or firmer.

Mattress toppers made of memory foam are very durable. They are good for back pain as they support your body to keep your spine aligned while you sleep. However, they can absorb your body heat. Choose one with a porous structure that provides extra breathability to prevent it.

Latex

Latex mattress toppers usually add a firm but bouncy feel to your mattress. They can be made of natural or synthetic latex. Natural latex may not be suitable for allergy sufferers, but it has a much bouncier feel than synthetic, and it’s softer.

Synthetic latex is less bouncy and has a firmer feel. It can also give off a plastic smell, especially the first few times you use the mattress topper. On the other hand, they are more durable than natural latex, and they’re also free of allergens.

Feather and Down

Feather and down mattress toppers offer the best softness out of all the materials, but this comes at a price.

They are not very durable, and the feathers may start sticking out of the topper as the top layer wears over time. Some people may be allergic to these toppers as the feathers inside are collected from ducks or geese.

Microfiber and Hollowfibre

These are the most affordable mattress toppers you can find, and for a good reason. If you don’t want to spend too much, they do get the job done, but it’s generally not recommended to use a microfiber mattress topper.

Microfiber material traps heat inside, making sleeping in hot environments difficult. This material is also not super durable as it can sink down and flatten in a short period.

Wool

Wool is another material that offers a very soft sleep surface and a comfortable sleeping experience, but these mattress toppers are usually on the pricier side. They are also good at keeping bed bugs and mites away from your bed, as wool isn’t a material prone to infestations.

A downside of wool is that it can get too hot during the summer. Also, wool mattress toppers are a bit more expensive than the other materials. They are not great for making a bed firmer, but they definitely provide a soft surface if that’s what you’re looking for.

Thickness

You can choose the thickness of your mattress topper depending on what you intend to use it for. If you have a thin mattress that doesn’t offer much support, you can go for a thick mattress topper like the Bambillo. These toppers are usually around 5-7 cm thick and can change the thickness of your bed.

If you’re satisfied with the thickness of your current mattress and just want a softer or cooler surface to sleep on, you can go for a thin mattress topper, which is usually about 3-4 cm in thickness.

Firmness

As we mentioned, mattress toppers can come in various firmness levels.

If you have a soft mattress and want to make it firmer, you can use a high-density memory foam or a latex mattress topper. For extra firmness, go for synthetic latex, which is also more durable and hypoallergenic.

If you want to make your bed softer, on the other hand, you can use a feather and down mattress topper, one of the softest options out there. Of course, you can also use a wool pillow top mattress topper like the Halcyon Dream wool topper, but wool tends to get too hot during the summer.

Sleep Position

Most people may not realize it, but your sleeping position plays an important role in your mattress topper choice.

Back sleepers can choose whatever type of mattress topper they want, as long as it offers average support. If you’re a side sleeper, on the other hand, your body will need extra support to keep your spine in a neutral position. Therefore, a mattress topper on the firmer side can be a good option.

Stomach sleepers usually need the most support out of all types of sleepers, which is why they need a very firm bed. Therefore, you can consider going for a mattress topper that can add firmness to your mattress, like the Peacelily.

Warranty

When you buy a mattress topper, you want to set it and forget it. A mattress topper is not something you want to replace regularly; it’s just inconvenient. This is why it’s essential to go for a durable mattress that can fulfill your needs for a long time. Look for good warranty coverage.

While some mattress toppers like the Peacelily offer extensive long-term warranties that last as long as 10 years, others can be for one year and only cover manufacturing errors or faulty material/craftsmanship. Therefore, it’s best to consider the warranty coverage before buying a mattress topper.

Lastly, make sure always to read the fine print. While some brands may offer a long-term warranty, they might only cover manufacturing errors, which isn’t much. Always read the terms of the warranty, and if the brand doesn’t offer a warranty, see if they offer at least a trial period.

Mattress Toppers: Frequently Asked Questions

When should I use a mattress topper?

Mattress toppers can serve many purposes. The main reason many people use a mattress topper is usually to make the mattress more comfortable. A mattress topper can achieve this by either making the mattress firmer or softer, depending on the kind you get.

Despite not being their primary purpose, mattress toppers protect the mattress and extend its lifespan. The right mattress topper can save your mattress from staining and sweating, and it also serves as a protection layer for usual wear and tear that might occur over time.

Additionally, if your mattress gets too hot during the summer, you can also use mattress toppers that offer a cooling feature like the OCTAsmart Topper, which creates a comfy bed while providing breathability.

What are mattress toppers made of?

Mattress toppers can be made out of a variety of materials. Some of the most popular materials are bamboo, synthetic and natural latex, feather, memory foam, microfiber, and wool.

How thick is a mattress topper?

Mattress toppers can be on the thinner side, which is around 2-4 cm, but there are also thicker ones available that are usually around 5-7 cm in thickness. If you want to raise your mattress a little and change the firmness of your bed, it’s recommended to go for a thicker mattress topper.

What kind of mattress topper is best for side sleepers?

Side sleepers will benefit from the additional support of a firmer mattress topper to maintain spinal alignment. Therefore, a latex or memory foam mattress topper like the IKEA Tussoy from our top picks above can be a great choice for side sleepers.

What is the best mattress topper for back pain?

If you’re suffering from chronic back pain, having a mattress topper that’s on the thicker side can provide pressure relief. As for the material choice, memory foam is known to provide great support and also provide relief in your body’s pressure points. A great memory foam topper you can go for is the OneBed mattress topper we have reviewed above.

Are mattress toppers worth it?

A mattress topper can really help you sleep more comfortably. If you’re sleeping in a hot environment and having trouble falling asleep, you can find a mattress topper that can cool your body. Therefore, it’s safe to say that mattress toppers are worth it!

How long do mattress toppers last?

Since mattress toppers can be made of various materials, their lifespans vary as well.

Usually, memory foam and latex mattress toppers are the most durable ones, and they can last for as long as 5 years. This is the absolute longest you should keep your memory mattress topper as they sink and lose their firmness over time, and they can also get too dirty due to dead skin and dust accumulation.

As for other types of mattress toppers, it’s recommended to change them every couple of years at the latest.

How do bamboo toppers compare to cotton toppers?

Bamboo mattress toppers are in most cases far better than regular cotton toppers. They are softer and higher quality. Unlike regular cotton toppers, once washed bamboo toppers don’t lose their softness. We’d recommend checking out Ecoy’s bamboo mattress topper to find out more about the benefits.