Battery powered lawn mowers are a great choice for providing freedom when mowing. Most cordless lawn mowers still pack a punch when it comes to power. They’re perfect for lawn spaces where it’s difficult to accommodate an extension cable, and they really help make lawn mowing as convenient as possible.
This article focusses purely on battery powered models, we also have:
- An overall best australian lawn mowers article.
- An article focussed on easy start petrol powered lawn mowers.
You can now get a cordless mower for $199, but if that is your price point we recommend you just get a corded electric model instead.
We’ve pulled together the best battery powered lawn mowers out there on the Australian market starting at $299. Take a look through our list and choose the perfect model for you.
Note: They are ordered by price and not by our preference.
First some notes on power
It is not as simple that higher voltage by itself means higher power, it also depends on the AMPs of the battery and of course power can be lost on the way to the blades if the other components are cheaply made, so the power available from the battery is only one factor.
You can buy a wide range of of 18V tools, which are great for small domestic jobs and you can often swap these batteries with your other tools, while it's a common format for domestic grade battery mowers to use two 18v batteries running together to produce a 36v system, we wouldn't really recommend them for commercial use by lawn mowing companies.
There is an advantage of higher voltage batteries and that is that the current drawn is less. To produce 1200 watts from a 36 v battery would require 33.3 A compared to 14.6 A at 82v. Because most 36v systems use 2 x 18v batteries in series, that’s a current draw of 33.3 A for each battery. Drawing this level of current over a long period would cause excessive heating. So, generally speaking, the higher the battery voltage the better.
Ah is simply a measure of the total charge capacity of a battery pack. Higher values can mean longer runtime AND might also indicate additional power, however battery powered mowers are generally designed with a current draw ceiling, so you typically won’t see double the power if you pair them with beefier battery packs.
The value lawn mower kit for around $300
The Matrix 40V Lawn Mower Cordless Lawnmower is a value model that is lightweight and perfect for domestic use on smaller lawn spaces.
The Matrix brand is not yet well known in Australia, the company 'Matrix GmbH' was established in 2003 in Hamberg Germany, of course while the products are designed in Germany like most brands the manufacturing today takes place in the Far East.
We haven't got our hands on this product for a full review, but from the specifications it looks to be the best product at this low price point, we would recommend it above the base level Ozito and Ryobi products that you can pick up at Bunnings due to their cutting too low even on highest setting and their tiny cutting width.
On amazon.com.au there are two listings of this product, at time of writing one was selling at $299 and one was selling at $319:
The specifications are similar enough that we are sure they are exactly the same product, especially as when we went to the Manufacturer's site there is only one lawn mower listed.
The batteries supplied are only 1.5Ah ones and with those we recommended only for lawn spaces of up to 200m², however it is also compatible with XONE 2.0Ah, 4.0Ah batteries so if you have more batteries from other power tools from Matrix then you might find it suitable for larger lawns.
Ozito value lawn mower under $400
The PXCLMK-418 is inexpensive and good value. This battery powered lawn mower boasts a 360mm cutting width.
The PXCLMK-418 is a step up from the base level Ozito PXCLMS-018 (known as PXCLMK-1318 when supplied with a battery).
The PXCLMK-418 is also a step up from the now discontinued PXCLMK-218 as it’s got longer lasting power with two 18V 4.0Ah lithium batteries. There’s two fast battery chargers included, so both batteries can be charged at the same time, and an LED charge indicator on the lawn mower shows when the batteries need charging.
It has an adjustable six position cutting height (at 25mm, 50mm, and 75mm). A 40 litre grass catcher and a safety switch and carry handle for convenience help make the lawn mower sufficient for occasional domestic use on a small to medium city lawn.
Other features include:
- A 30 litre grass catcher with an indicator to show when the mower is full.
- A switch combined with a start button for your safety when starting up.
- A two position adjustable handle with a comfort grip.
We recommended only for domestic use, for lawn spaces of up to 250m².
The durable battery powered lawn mower under $500
If you’re looking for a lawn mower that provides an extreme level of durability whilst maintaining power, the Victa 82V Power Cut Mulch or Catch Lawn Mower may just be the mower for you. Perfect for Australian terrain, it’s a great model for overcoming obstacles such as sticks and debris thanks to its tough 18” steel chassis and swing-back blades.
The battery powered lawn mower comes with a 82V 2.0Ah battery with a Rapid Charge that takes just half an hour to fully recharge. This allows the mower a decent 40 minutes of run time. Features include the Briggs and Stratton Nexcel brushless motor, and mulching capability for fertilizing your lawn at the same time as mowing. It also has a great cutting height range of between 11 and 75 mm. Durability of the machine is assured by the model’s 5 year replacement warranty.
The powerful battery powered lawn mower under $600
The Ryobi RLM36X46S52 boasts excellent power in a cordless model. It's 36v 5.0Ah battery allows an impressive 65 minutes of operation, and it includes a fast charger for high performance. Charge time takes roughly 75 minutes. The battery powered lawn mower’s impressive 36V brushless motor makes it a reliable machine that’s efficient whilst remaining reasonably quiet to operate.
One of the best features of this particular model is its Load Sensing Technology, that means when its working against difficult terrain like wet or thick grass, it increases power automatically. Equally, for easier terrain, power consumption will be adjusted appropriately. Additional features include its telescopic, ergonomic handles for quick setup and comfortable usage. Its five different adjustable cutting heights and generous 460mm cutting width make it a pleasure to use no matter which lawn you’re tackling. For reassurance, the model is covered by a 6 year tool, and a 3 year battery and charger replacement warranty.
The easy to use battery powered lawn mower under $700
For a lawn mower that’s cordless and makes the often arduous process of mowing the lawn straightforward and a pleasure to do, the Makita 18V Cordless Lawn Mower kit with 2 Batteries is a decent choice. Typically on the retail market at $699, the battery powered model has a powerful speed of 3,600 RPM with no load. It maintains its power despite having a lightweight design and being very simple to use.
Features include a generous 430mm cutting width and an incredible 13 stage cutting height adjustment to suit a plethora of lawn conditions. The Rotary type 2 tooth blade guarantees a good cut and the supplied blower skin makes the mowing process as convenient as possible. Finally ball bearing wheels help to ensure better maneuverability across various types of terrain.
The commercial capable battery powered lawn mower for $749
Because the batteries are large 6.0Ah ones, this would be the only 18v battery based system I would consider as a lawn care professional looking for a cordless lawn mower that packs a punch when it comes to power. The AEG 2 x 18V (36V) 18” Fusion Lawn Mower Kit may just be the ideal match. Confidently providing high performance thanks to its Advanced Brushless Motor technology, this particular AEG model also has impressive run time. Functioning on two 18V batteries, it also comes with two standard chargers to power through even the most challenging of lawns.
One of the best things about this battery powered lawn mower is that it has a 3 in 1 design, enabling it to catch, mulch plug, and side throw so that you can cut the lawn whilst fertilizing and aerating at the same time. The generous 50 litre catch bag also allows for some decent runtime before having the empty the bag. Cutting power is achieved thanks to a strong 2mm thick steel deck for the toughest of terrains, and a unique deck geometry for lower cutting heights. The 7 position height adjustment lever also means grass can be cut to a multitude of heights to suit your specific lawn. Strengthened handles also allow for a robust operation.
The swappable-battery powerful mower at $849
The Rover CORE Duracut 1010 Lawn Mower Kit is a reliable model that’s perfect for residential use. Coming fully equipped with two 40v 4Ah lithium ion batteries and a battery charger it provides all the gusto of some petrol models whilst running on batteries. It has a generous 60 minutes runtime and can run on either one battery or two, draining the first before switching over to the other, this allows the second battery to be taken out and charged while you continue to mow your lawn.
It has a powerful 40V motor and a robust 46cm steel deck, with two swing back blades for slicing through grass. With a push button start, it’s easy to get going, and its 20cm ball bearing wheels help with maneuverability across the lawn. Perfect for smaller to medium garden spaces with regular grass, the lawn mower has mulching capabilities and is also able to catch up to 45L of grass. The model comes with a 5 year domestic or 90 day commercial use warranty.
The high performance long-warranty battery powered lawn mower for $849
The Masport President 2500 ST S19 Combo 84V 1.5kW is acclaimed for its incredible M-TECH moter. Unlike the Victa we featured earlier this 84V battery is a 4Ah one and it powers the engine to a level similar to many petrol lawn mowers. The battery has a run time of up to 70 minutes and comes with an 84v 3A charger.
The lawn mower’s blade disc system, handle, wheels, catcher, and cutting deck are the same as those used on Masport’s petrol lawn mowers to ensure a performance that is without any compromise.
The model has mulching capabilities, and users simply push the button and pull the bail to begin operation. It’s a model that offers great performance and durability. Other key features include adjustable mono bearing wheels, Masport Dual Mowzone for edge to edge cutting, and a Handle Lift System for easy catcher removal and storage. There’s also a reassuring 5 years domestic motor warranty (90 days commercial), and an unusually long 5 year warranty on the battery and battery charger.
The highest powered battery lawn mower for $849
The AEG 58V 18” Brushless Lawn Mower Kit is an impressive model. AEG’s advanced battery equipment ensures longer runtimes, including load sensing technology in order to provide more power through tougher terrain, and less power for finer grass. It comes equipped with two 58v 4.0Ah batteries.
Boasting brushless motor technology, greater power is delivered as well as a more robust and efficient engine life that requires less maintenance. Key features of the lawn mower include low noise levels, a smart-key to indicate when the battery is being removed and a collapsible design for easy movement and storage.
Hopefully now you have a good idea of the best battery powered lawn mower to best suit your lawn’s needs, we know we left you with a difficult choice at the higher end with those mowers at the same price point, if that's where your looking we encourage you to research further for your specific needs...let's us know what you picked in the comments!