The 9 Best Pillows in Australia (2023)

Last Updated June 30, 2023

Finding the right pillow can be tough – there are so many variables in what makes a pillow comfortable. From neck support to material, to your sleeping style, the type of pillow you choose can greatly impact whether you get a good night’s sleep. You need a pillow that conforms to your body shape, and that will be different for every sleeper.

There are countless types of pillows on the market, from standard pillows to firm pillows and soft pillows, low profile pillows to goose feather pillows, duck down pillows and more – so it can be hard to know which will be the right fit.

Well, we’ve done the hard digging for you and rounded up some of the best Aussie pillows to help you get the sleep you deserve (without waking up with a sore neck or back pain either!). Here are our top 9 picks for 2023.

Australia’s 9 Best Pillows

  1. Macoda Pillow
  2. Ecosa Pillow 
  3. Peacelily Pillow
  4. Koala Pillow
  5. Bamboo Classic
  6. Emma Foam Pillow
  7. Sleeping Duck Pillow
  8. Aqua Sense Pillow
  9. Ecoy Memory Foam

Below, we go into greater detail about the key features of each pillow, while also giving our expert advice on which is the best sleeping position for each pillow.

1. Macoda Pillow – $150

Material: Memory foam

Best for: All sleeping positions

A typical Australian sized pillow, the Macoda is a highly comfortable memory foam pillow with an eco-friendly bamboo cover that is both removable and machine washable. This handy feature is great for allergen sufferers and will help keep your pillow free from bacteria and dust-mites.

The key selling point of this pillow is its two different sleeping surfaces. One one side is the open air structure covered with a cooling gel glaze – perfect for those who sleep hot. The other side contains a unique bamboo charcoal infused memory foam which helps absorb moisture and minimise bacteria.

Suitable for all sleeping positions (side sleepers, back sleepers, and tummy sleepers) and with free delivery and a 60 night free trial period, you can’t go wrong with this pillow.

2. Ecosa Pillow – $120 (RRP $150)

Material: Memory foam

Best for: Side sleepers & back sleepers

The Ecosa Memory Foam Pillow is great not just for side sleepers but all sleepers due to its adjustable nature, which is its key selling point. It is designed to be able to change the height of the pillow to suit a range of different sleeping styles by flipping the pillow or adding/taking out layers of the pillow.

Another awesome feature they’ve added is compression bags so you can compress your pillow and take it with you whenever you’re travelling. With a 100 night trial, there’s no risk in giving it a go and seeing if it works for you.

3. Peacelily Solid Latex Pillow – $119

Material: Latex

Best for: Side sleepers

Peacelily has three pillow options: Peacelily Latex (firm), the Peacelily Kapok (medium) and the Peacelily shredded latex (plush). For side sleepers, we recommend a firm pillow, such as the latex pillow.

The Peacelily latex pillow is made from 12.5-cm of Dunlop latex. Latex is the ideal material for side sleepers as its density can sufficiently support your neck alignment while also providing good pressure relief and helping relax stiff shoulders. Not to mention latex is naturally cool and breathable, ensuring you don’t sleep too hot. It also comes with a 100 night risk free trial so if you don’t love it, you can get your money back.

4. The Koala Pillow – $169

Material: Memory foam

Best for: All sleeping positions

The Koala Pillow is one of three Koala pillows and sits in the middle of the range. With typical dimensions for an Australian pillow (15cm high, 72cm long, 39cm wide), it is made from 66% polyester and 34% TENCEL™ Lyocell fibres.

What we love about this pillow is it’s flippable, offering you a choice of firm or soft side. Comfortable and supportive, this pillow will suit sleeping positions (side sleepers, back sleepers, and stomach sleepers). It also comes with free delivery and 1 year warranty and a 120 night trial period.

5. Bamboo Classic – $107.40 (RRP $179.00)

Material: Visco memory foam

Best for: All sleepers

The Chiropedic Pressure Relief Bamboo Pillows with its classic shape makes this pillow a good choice for back, front and side sleepers. Made with premium density quick release, pin holed visco memory foam which not only provides increased breathability but also provides superior pressure relief for the head, neck and shoulders providing optimal comfort and support for a great night’s sleep.

The Chiropedic Bamboo Classic comes in one standard size (14cm high, 60cm long, 40cm wide) and offers great comfort and pressure relief as well as head and neck support. This visco memory foam is encased with a removable (and washable) natural bamboo fabric cover.

6. Emma Foam Pillow – $100 (RRP $200)

Material: Foam

Best for: Side sleepers

It seems the hallmark of a good pillow is its adjustable nature, with the Emma Foam Pillow also coming with an adjustable height feature. No matter if you sleep on your side, on your back, or on your stomach: with the adjustable layers of the Emma Foam Pillow, you can adjust the height according to your sleep needs.

Meanwhile, the ZeroGravity foam provides weightless support, while the HRX Supreme Foam offers firmer support. The soft and ultra-breathable Airgocell® foam and moisture-wicking UltraDry cover keep you comfortably cool all night. It also comes with a 100 night trial for peace of mind.

7. Sleeping Duck Pillow – $120

Material: Foam

Best for: Back sleepers & side sleepers

The Sleeping Duck Pillow gives you the best of both worlds: the cushioning comfort and pressure-relieving properties of memory foam with the mobility properties of latex. It will enable you to change positions easily and leave your neck and upper back feeling supple, limber, and well-rested. The structure of our AntiGravity® foam means the pillow is 8x more open than standard latex and memory foam combinations, which in turn provides a cool and comfortable night’s sleep.

8. Aqua Sense Pillow – $199

Material: Gel infused memory foam

Best for: All sleeping positions

Not totally a budget pillow retailing at almost $200, The Aqua Sense Pillow is definitely a high quality pillow featuring both excellent comfort and support. It has a larger dimension of 73cm long, 42cm wide, and 13cm high, so if you like a bigger pillow, this one’s for you.

The Aqua Sense pillow is made using innovative gel infused memory foam and the unique open cell structure provides a cooling effect as well as being ultra-breathable.

This pillow has a distinctive spongy feel that supports the neck and shoulders, giving you a great night’s sleep.

9. Ecoy Memory Foam – $120

Material: Memory foam

Best for: Back and side sleepers

With a gentle contoured shape, the Ecoy Memory Foam Pillow will suit most sleepers, but especially back sleepers and side sleepers. Like with most contour pillows, each raised section has a slightly different height, so you can choose which side best supports your neck.

With a bamboo cover that is soft and breathable, you can sleep easy knowing you’ve chosen an eco-friendly material with natural hypoallergenic and antibacterial properties. This pillow comes with free delivery and a 30 night free trial period.

Pillow Buying Guide 2023

Choosing the best pillow ultimately comes down to several things (including personal preference), but most importantly you need to consider:

  • Your sleeping position
  • Budget
  • Material
  • Durability & comfort

Sleeping Position

For side sleepers, you’ll enjoy pillows with a high profile (14cm high). For back and stomach sleepers, products with a lower profile (10cm high) are best for you.


Australian pillows from as cheap as $15 and all the way up to $350 or more. You don’t have to spend a lot to get a great pillow, with most of the pillows on the list sitting around the $100-$150 mark.


  • Memory foam (solid). Memory foam conforms to the curves of the body. So, a solid memory foam pillow will offer great support while also gently cradling your neck and relieving pressure. However, one downside of solid memory foam is that it sleeps warmer unless they are filled with cooling components.
  • Memory foam (shredded). Shredded foam pillows are more breathable and can sleep cooler than solid memory foam. Many of them also come with the feature of height adjustability, while being just as cradling and supportive as solid memory foam. However, foam pieces may form lumps with time and become very uncomfortable. If you buy a quality pillow, however, this shouldn’t happen.
  • Latex. Latex is another excellent choice as the material can deliver great support without forgoing pressure alleviation. Latex can mould the curves of the neck and head, but it won’t hug you as much as foam. Latex pillows also sleep cool, making them the ideal pillow for hot sleepers.

Durability & Comfort

A good pillow and the perfect pillow for your needs should provide support to your neck and head and accommodate your preferred sleeping position. Pressure relief is also important to ensure you’re not waking up with any back or neck pain. The pillow should also be breathable and well ventilated.

Final Verdict

So there you have it! Our top tips for finding the best pillow for you and your needs. We hope we’ve answered all your burning questions but if not, leave us a comment below and we’ll be happy to help find the right fit for you.

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Ally Burnie
Head Dreamer Ally Burnie
Journalist, presenter and host based in Sydney with a passion for cooking, outdoor adventures, hiking, humanitarianism, and travel.
Ally Burnie Head Dreamer Ally Burnie
Journalist, presenter and host based in Sydney with a passion for cooking, outdoor adventures, hiking, humanitarianism, and travel.


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