Now that Boxing Day has rolled around, you could be forgiven for assuming that most Australians are a little fed up with buying things. Christmas has just passed, after all, and Black Friday was only a matter of weeks before it. Boxing Day seems like a good opportunity to, um, box away your wallet for a while. Think again!
No, despite the likes of Black Friday and Prime Day now being big deals in Australia, that hasn't diminished the Boxing Day sales tradition. What that means, is that you can probably bag a decent bargain today, most likely in the form of a gaming headset, or a mouse, or a keyboard (probably not a high-range GPU).
Boxing Day sales in Australia have generally resulted in evening news bulletins showing a crush of people lining up at the major retail outlets. But with the power of the internet, there's no need to go out there. All the deals we've collected are online, though if we hear about a particularly noteworthy (and widely available) in-store deal, we'll make note of it here too.
So instead of scouring the internet, lay back, enjoy some Christmas Day leftovers, and have a look at what Boxing Day deals we've found:
Where are the best Boxing Day PC gaming deals in Australia?
- Amazon - Boxing Day deals on anything and everything
- Microsoft - Laptops, peripherals and games
- Dell - Alienware and Dell PCs, monitors and laptops
- HP - Big savings on Spectre gaming laptops
- MWave - Laptops, peripherals, monitors, hardware... the lot
- eBay - Laptops, monitors and peripherals
- Scorptec - PC specialists with a bit of everything
Best gaming laptop Boxing Day deals in Australia
Dell Australia| Big discounts on Dell and Alienware monitors and laptops
As inevitably as tock follows tick, Dell is getting involved in the sale shenanigans. They're not to be ignored: As part of Boxing Day you can grab up to 40% off selected gaming laptops, as well as 35% off selected gaming monitors. Or, if you'd prefer an Alienware desktop PC (one of the easiest ways to get an RTX 30 series GPU) discounts of up to 30% can be had.
Keep in mind that if you're buying a G-Series or Alienware laptop, you can get an additional 7% off by using the coupon code META7.
Razer Blade 14 | Ryzen 9 5900HX | RTX 3070 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD |
A brilliant price for this lush small form factor gaming laptop. In addition to the specs above, the 14 inch QHD display has a 165Hz refresh rate. If you're after a laptop for both work and play you can't really go wrong with this. This AU$2,900 price is for Amazon, though it's also available at MWave for AU$2,999.
Razer Blade 15 Advanced gaming laptop | i7 | RTX 3080 | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD |
Save AU$1,694 on this blazingly powerful gaming laptop, which in addition to the specs above boasts a 15.6 inch monitor with a (wait for it) 360Hz refresh rate. This discount drops it down to a very reasonable AU$3,705, though you'll need to be an eBay Plus member - no problem, just sign up for a trial, and be sure to use code PLUSDEC5 at checkout.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop | Ryzen 9 5900HS | RTX 3060 | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD |
Here's AU$619 off a brilliant compact lappy with a 1080p 144Hz refresh rate. Given its size, you could use this as a work machine that can also play games. Via Amazon.
Best gaming accessories Boxing Day deals in Australia
Oculus Quest 2 256GB |
There's AU$70 off the 256GB model of the most popular (and the best) VR headset for Boxing Day. This didn't get a price reduction during Black Friday, instead a AU$100 store credit deal, but if you just wanted a simple cut on the RRP, well now's the time. The 128GB model was discounted by AU$40 earlier on, but that deal appears to have ended. However, you can get AU$70 off the 256GB unit. Ends Tuesday, December 28 at 11:59pm AEST. Via Amazon.
PlayStation 5 DualSense wireless controllers |
Its best features may not have widespread support on PC, but the DualSense is a brilliant gamepad even without its haptics going off. Sony's latest wireless gamepads are variously discounted on Amazon at the moment, with the white option the cheapest at AU$84. If you want black that'll set you back an extra AU$5, while the premium priced 'Cosmic Red' is currently AU$99, or about AU$20 off.
Razer Kraken X Multi-platform Wired Headset |
Just over AU$40 for a good Razer headset is definitely worth consideration, and this discount of more than 50 percent is probably a no brainer if you're looking for a easy, flexible and top sounding set of cans. Will work for all your consoles, too. Via Amazon.
Razer BlackWidow V3 mechanical keyboard |
Most people won't want to spend over AU$200 for a keyboard, so this AU$84.95 discount on the BlackWidow V3 is definitely welcome. The wireless affair has the usual Razer RGB stylings, with Razer green mechanical switches, aluminium construction, and a wrist rest to boot. Via Amazon.
Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse |
When a mouse is this pricey you're probably going to want to wait for a sale. Congrats: it's here! AU$115.95 off this mouse (more than 50%!) is definitely worth waiting for too, if you're after a brilliant wireless gaming mouse that makes no compromises. Via Amazon.
Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed wireless gaming mouse |
A clean AU$50 for a gaming mouse? It almost makes you want to go back to using cash. This wireless affair sold like hot cakes during Black Friday, so if you missed out then now's a brilliant time to secure a new mouse for the new year. Despite the small price you're getting long battery life, great performance and good comfort. Via Amazon.
Best gaming monitor Boxing Day deals in Australia
OK, so it's not a conventional PC monitor, but LG's 48-inch OLED has been widely heralded as a fantastic screen for gaming, and it's just hit an all time Aussie low of just AU$1,737 for Boxing Day – a good AU$200 cheaper than the previous low and over AU$750 off the RRP. If you're keen on kicking your PC gaming up to 11, you can pick one of these up from Bing Lee's eBay Store—just note that you'll need to use the code BD10OFF at the checkout for the full discount.
Savings on Gigabyte monitors @ Mwave
Mwave have a few nice savings on Gigabyte monitors as part of their Christmas season sales. The Gigabyte M32QC is a 31.5 inch QHD monitor with HDR, Freesync Premium Pro and a 170Hz refresh rate. Usually AU$519, you can grab it now for AU$449.
Elsewhere, if you're after a small 1080p monitor with a good refresh rate, the G24F is a 23.8 inch affair with a 170Hz refresh rate and FreeSync Premium. It's AU$269, down from AU$289.
Big spenders can save on the Gigabyte M32U 31.5 inch 4K gaming monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate. That's currently AU$1,059, down from AU$1,159. Via Mwave.
Best gaming hardware Boxing Day deals in Australia
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB NVMe SSD |
This 2TB NVMe stick was down to AU$299 during Black Friday, but if you missed out and want some more storage right now this is still an even better discount. For our money it's the top NVMe SSD for PCIe 3.0 speed, but if 2TB is a bit more than what you need, the 1TB version is currently AU$155, down from AU$179. Via MWave.
A note on affiliates: some of our stories, like this one, include affiliate links to online stores. These online stores share a small amount of revenue with us if you buy something through one of these links, which help support our work evaluating components and games.