Escape the winter chill with the best doonas, duvets, and quilts in Australia. You don’t even need to step outside – these will all be delivered to your door.

Editor’s Choice

Aussie Wool Quilts

Editor’s Choice: Aussie Wool Quilts
Down Quilt

Downia Gold Collection Quilt

Down Quilt: Downia Gold Collection White Goose Down Quilt
Down Alternative

MicroCloud Quilts

Down Alternative: MicroCloud Quilts

Our Buying Guide

Who needs to go outside in winter if you’ve armed yourself with one of Australia’s best quilts? Shun the outside and snuggle up under a cosy, warm duvet instead. You don’t even need to leave your house to get your hands on one of these.

Whether you’re a fan of natural fibres, sleep hot, feel the cold or have allergies, we’ve rounded up the top quilts in Australia. We’ll guide you through the best choice for you with our top picks that have been informed by hours of research and input from bedding experts.

Also see: The best blankets for Winter

Best Doonas, Quilts, and Duvets Reviews

Here are our top picks and reviews for the best quilts in Australia.

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Aussie Wool Quilts

Editor’s Choice: Aussie Wool Quilts
Editor’s Pick

10

Across 92 user reviews
  • Wool is nature’s most wonderful natural fibre

  • Non-carbonized wool

  • Uses 100% pure wool encased in 100% cotton fabric

  • Perfect for those with asthma and many other allergic conditions

  • delightfully plump & give luxurious look

Price: From $100

Downia Gold Collection White Goose Down Quilt

Down Quilt: Downia Gold Collection White Goose Down Quilt
Down Quilt

9.5

Across 70 user reviews
  • 50/50 white Goose down and Feather

  • Baffled cassette construction for an even fill with no cold spots

  • Luxury down proof cotton casing with high thread count fabric

  • 5 Year Guarantee

  • Machine Washable

Price: $538.31

MicroCloud Quilts

Down Alternative: MicroCloud Quilts
Down Alternative

9.2

Across 58 user reviews
  • High thread count pure cotton Japara fabric

  • No memory foam or latex used

  • Machine washable & tumble dry tested

  • No prickly feathers or animal contaminant

  • Excellent airflow for temperature regulation

Price: From $180

Pillow Talk Classic Collection Quilt

Microfibre: Pillow Talk Classic Collection Quilt
Microfibre

8.3

Across 48 user reviews
  • Microfibre fill with Microfibre embossed cover

  • Hypoallergenic

  • Soft, loft and light

  • Durable

  • Machine washable

Price: From 27.50 (On Sale)

Halcyon Dreams Wool Quilt

Best Wool Quilt: Halcyon Dreams Wool Quilt – 4 Seasons Splendour
Best Wool Quilt

8.0

Across 50 user reviews
  • 100% Pure New Australian Wool

  • 500GSM – grams per square metre

  • Sateen Cotton 400 Thread Count

  • Double Diamond Stitched

  • Dry Clean & Machine Washable

Price: From $209

Ettitude Bamboo Whitehaven Quilt

Bamboo: ettitude Bamboo Whitehaven Quilt / Duvet
Bamboo

8.0

Across 47 user reviews
  • Light and breathable

  • Made with our exclusive, sustainable, 100% plant based CleanBamboo

  • Organic bamboo fibre filling

  • Dry clean only

  • silky-soft, cooling and sustainable.

Price: From $200

Editor’s Choice: Aussie Wool Quilts

Editor’s Choice: Aussie Wool Quilts
Image: Aussie Wool Quilts

We felt we had to mention these very special quilts. For starters, they’re filled with 100% Australian wool grown on local farms on local sheep. The manufacturing process is entirely Australian.

This is from the cleaning and carding (which produces a continuous web or sliver) in Geelong, to the on-site crafting on their farm in Boort, North Central Victoria.

You get a fantastic choice with Aussie Wool Quilts. This includes dry clean only or washable options, plus varying thicknesses. To make it easy, you choose thicknesses equivalent to 2, 3 or 4 blanket warmth – no more confusing gsm or tog count. Get cold feet? They’ll pad out the bottom of your quilt with extra wool – just ask.

They even offer Duo quilts, where each half of the quilt has a different warmth factor. All their quilts are encased in 100% cotton and are chemical and allergy-free. You can even customise your quilt to your exact measurements.

With all of this, you might think Aussie Wool Quilts are scarily expensive. In our opinion, they’re not. They range in size from cot to super king and from just over $100 to almost $450.

A queen quilt in 2 blanket warmth costs just under $300. Which is a large outlay, but customer testimonials on ProductReview.com.au attest to the quality and long-lasting nature of these duvets. They’re a real investment.

Sustainable, Aussie-made, great for allergy sufferers, fully customisable, top quality, warm and toasty – what else could you want in a quilt?

Down Quilt: Downia Gold Collection White Goose Down Quilt

Down Quilt: Downia Gold Collection White Goose Down Quilt

The Downia Gold Collection White Goose Down Quilt is their top-end product. This means it comes with a top-end price, which is to be expected with a down and feather quilt.

Their Gold Collection White Goose Down Quilt features a minimum 85% white goose down cluster, and a maximum 15% small feathers.

Not only does this ratio make it suitable for autumn, winter and spring, but you’ll avoid a poking sensation that you can get with a feather-filled quilt. This is helped by the down-proof 330 thread count 100% cotton casing.

For your money, you’ll get a 10-year guarantee and it’s fully machine washable for easy care. Customers reckon it’s worth every cent and praise its high quality, lightness and warmth.

Down Alternative: MicroCloud Quilts

Down Alternative: MicroCloud Quilts
Image: MicroCloud Bedding

We’re big fans of MicroCloud hotel-quality products, like their mattress toppers. Their quilts fall firmly within the affordable category, with their most expensive option being $300. This affordability doesn’t compromise on quality or luxury.

You’ll enjoy a soft 100% Japara cotton casing, known for its durability and silky feel. Unlike heavy-feeling wool, these quilts feel lightweight. MicroCloud quilts are breathable, hypoallergenic, odourless, anti-microbial and dust mite resistant.

This makes them a good alternative to animal products, such as wool and feathers. Plus, they’re machine washable and tumble dryer safe so they’re easy to care for.

Customers love how the quilts feel like soft, fluffy clouds and their great temperature regulation, making them a good year-round choice. We reckon they sound like an affordable luxury.

Microfibre: Pillow Talk Classic Collection 350gsm Quilt

From $178 at pillowtalk.com.au

Microfibre: Pillow Talk Classic Collection Quilt

Pillow Talk consistently produces top quality bedding products for an affordable price. Like their Classic Collection 350gsm quilt. They reckon it’s the softest quilt you’ll find.

The microfibre fill is hypoallergenic, making it suitable for allergy sufferers. The 350gsm weight makes it feel warm and comfortable, without feeling heavy.

Due to its weight, it’s considered as one of the best quilts for winter. Bonus – it can be hand or machine washed for easy care. Customers rave about how soft and comfortable they are, and cosy for winter.

If you’re looking for a very affordable microfibre quilt (the most expensive option is under $100), we reckon you can’t go past this Pillow Talk one.

Best Wool Quilt: Halcyon Dreams Wool Quilt – 4 Seasons Splendour 500gsm

Best Wool Quilt: Halcyon Dreams Wool Quilt – 4 Seasons Splendour

Forgive the mouthful of a name and you’ll enjoy a 100% pure new Australian wool quilt from this 100% Australian made and owned company. 500gsm of pure Australian wool is covered by a 400 thread count sateen cotton cover.

This gives you a warm, luxurious quilt. Wool can adjust to your body temperature, keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer. Which backs up Halcyon Dreams’ suggestion that you can use this quilt year-round.

You can choose dry clean only or machine washable. You’ll pay a bit extra for the easy-care nature of a machine washable quilt.

Customers are super impressed with Halcyon Dreams’ customer service plus the luxurious quality of the quilt. We love how the quilts are proudly Australian-made, without the hefty price tag.

Bamboo: ettitude Bamboo Whitehaven Quilt / Duvet

Bamboo: ettitude Bamboo Whitehaven Quilt / Duvet

A fairly new material entrant for quilts is bamboo, although it’s gaining in popularity as bed linen material choice. ettitude specialises in bamboo fabric sleep products.

Their Bamboo Whitehaven Quilt / Duvet is organic and all-natural. It’s covered in a superfine bamboo fabric for a soft, silky feel. Bamboo Doona features pure organic bamboo inside and out. This makes it breathable, thermoregulating, antimicrobial and hypoallergenic.

The quilt comes in 2 weights: summer, 7.5 togs with 200gsm filling. Winter, 13.5 togs with 400gsm filling.

So, you won’t get a year-rounder quilt although you can easily layer blankets on it to give extra winter warmth. You’ll get a winter weight queen-sized quilt for around $250. The baffle box stitching helps prevent the filling move around.

Customers love how luxurious this quilt feels and its lightweight, soft feel. If you’re eco-conscious, have allergies or would like to try a non-traditional quilt filling, the ettitude Bamboo Whitehaven Quilt / Duvet could be for you.

How Did We Pick for Best Quilt Australia?

Choosing the best duvet is a big ask. So, we started big and turned to the web. We wanted to see what quilts were loved around the world. From there, we narrowed down quilts that were available in Australia.

Which basically sent us back to the drawing board. Next, we checked Choice, Australia’s consumer advocacy group, to see what they had tested and recommended. The answer? None.

Which led us to seeing what Aussies love and recommend. We used ProductReview.com.au to find highly rated quilts that are popular in Aussie bedrooms. We looked for products that covered a wide range of prices and materials.

We were also interested in locally owned and operated companies to allow you to support local and reap all the sustainable and community benefits of this.

What we ended up with is a list of picks that we love, rather than being definitively the best. Quilts are subjective: one human’s love for a heavy wool quilt is someone else’s no-no. So, we’ve aimed to present a selection of materials and prices to help you choose Australia’s Best Quilts, Doonas & Duvets and what could be right for you.

In our What to consider when buying a quilt, duvet or doona section, you might notice we’ve got some expert input from Debbie Farrell, Bedding Buyer at Pillow Talk. We consulted her separately for her professional advice, and she didn’t influence, review or have any say in our top picks.

What to consider when buying a quilt, duvet or doona?

As well as our own research into top considerations, we’ve chatted to Debbie Farrell, Bedding Buyer for Pillow Talk. This gives you expert-backed advice to help you shop for the best quilts for you.

1. Material

Different quilt fillings offer different feels and qualities.

A natural material, wool is breathable, which helps to regulate your temperature. This means it keeps you cool in summer but warm in winter. It has a heavy feel and a range of warmth ratings, making it suitable for different seasons and heat preferences. It’s also good for allergy sufferers.

Feather and down are also natural materials, with a high warmth rating. Which means it’s suitable for cold sleepers. Look for a higher percentage of down for a warmer quilt. Feather and down retain heat and insulate well.

This gives a warm feeling without the heaviness of wool. Goose down provides more warmth than duck down. Check the feathers and down are ethically sourced.

Microfibre is manmade. It offers medium to high warmth, making it good for cold sleepers. It’s designed to mimic the properties of feather and down without the animal product and potentially ‘pokey’ feel. Microfibre quilts have a light and lofty fill.

They look great on the bed because the filling is evenly distributed. They’re also suitable for allergy and asthma sufferers.

Cotton is a natural breathable fibre. It’s low warmth, so good for hot sleepers. Cotton is suitable for allergy and asthma sufferers and is easy care as it’s tumble dryer safe.

Bamboo provides moderate warmth. Naturally breathable, it helps to regulate your temperature. It’s also hypoallergenic and antibacterial.

2. Hot or sleeper?

Whether you sleep hot or cold will determine the best quilt for you.

If you’re a hot sleeper, choose wool or cotton. Wool is breathable and regulates your temperature. It’ll keep you cool but a partner warm. Cotton doesn’t retain much heat so it’s a good summer option. Feather and down or microfibre quilts will retain heat by providing warm insulation so you’re best to avoid them.

If you’re a cold sleeper, choose feather and down, microfibre or wool. Feather and down and microfibre quilts retain a lot of heat, making them great for winter. Although wool will regulate your temperature well, if you’re a cold sleeper choose one with a few layers of wool for extra warmth. Cotton doesn’t retain heat at all so that won’t work for you.

3. Allergies

If you have allergies, you’re best with a wool or microfibre quilt. Wool is hypoallergenic and the best ones should be chemical-free. Microfibre will give you a light and lofty feel while also being safe for you. Steer away from feather and down, especially if you suffer from hayfever.

4. Partners

When you have two people in a bed, it can be more difficult to find a quilt that suits both people perfectly. As a very general rule, women are often much cooler than men. This is where natural fibres work best. This is because natural fibres absorb warmth from one person and either expel it or evenly spread it across to where it’s needed.

Which natural fibre you choose is a very personal choice but wool, feather and down, bamboo and cotton are all great choices.

5. Easy care

How often your quilt needs to be laundered is an important factor to consider. Quilts with a natural filling should be laundered sparingly as each time you do you’re reducing its lifespan. Quilts with a natural fill are best refreshed by airing on the clothes line in the sun (or partial sun) for a few hours each week.

6. Accidents

If you’re buying for your child, choose a synthetic quilt because they’re easy to wash if an accident happens.

How Did We Pick for Best Quilt Australia?

Choosing the best duvet is a big ask. So, we started big and turned to the web. We wanted to see what quilts were loved around the world. From there, we narrowed down quilts that were available in Australia.

Which basically sent us back to the drawing board. Next, we checked Choice, Australia’s consumer advocacy group, to see what they had tested and recommended. The answer? None.

Which led us to seeing what Aussies love and recommend. We used ProductReview.com.au to find highly rated quilts that are popular in Aussie bedrooms. We looked for products that covered a wide range of prices and materials.

We were also interested in locally owned and operated companies to allow you to support local and reap all the sustainable and community benefits of this.

What we ended up with is a list of picks that we love, rather than being definitively the best. Quilts are subjective: one human’s love for a heavy wool quilt is someone else’s no-no. So, we’ve aimed to present a selection of materials and prices to help you choose Australia’s Best Quilts, Doonas & Duvets and what could be right for you.

In our What to consider when buying a quilt, duvet or doona section, you might notice we’ve got some expert input from Debbie Farrell, Bedding Buyer at Pillow Talk. We consulted her separately for her professional advice, and she didn’t influence, review or have any say in our top picks.

What to consider when buying a quilt, duvet or doona?

As well as our own research into top considerations, we’ve chatted to Debbie Farrell, Bedding Buyer for Pillow Talk. This gives you expert-backed advice to help you shop for the best quilts for you.

1. Material

Different quilt fillings offer different feels and qualities.

A natural material, wool is breathable, which helps to regulate your temperature. This means it keeps you cool in summer but warm in winter. It has a heavy feel and a range of warmth ratings, making it suitable for different seasons and heat preferences. It’s also good for allergy sufferers.

Feather and down are also natural materials, with a high warmth rating. Which means it’s suitable for cold sleepers. Look for a higher percentage of down for a warmer quilt. Feather and down retain heat and insulate well.

This gives a warm feeling without the heaviness of wool. Goose down provides more warmth than duck down. Check the feathers and down are ethically sourced.

Microfibre is manmade. It offers medium to high warmth, making it good for cold sleepers. It’s designed to mimic the properties of feather and down without the animal product and potentially ‘pokey’ feel. Microfibre quilts have a light and lofty fill.

They look great on the bed because the filling is evenly distributed. They’re also suitable for allergy and asthma sufferers.

Cotton is a natural breathable fibre. It’s low warmth, so good for hot sleepers. Cotton is suitable for allergy and asthma sufferers and is easy care as it’s tumble dryer safe.

Bamboo provides moderate warmth. Naturally breathable, it helps to regulate your temperature. It’s also hypoallergenic and antibacterial.

2. Hot or sleeper?

Whether you sleep hot or cold will determine the best quilt for you.

If you’re a hot sleeper, choose wool or cotton. Wool is breathable and regulates your temperature. It’ll keep you cool but a partner warm. Cotton doesn’t retain much heat so it’s a good summer option. Feather and down or microfibre quilts will retain heat by providing warm insulation so you’re best to avoid them.

If you’re a cold sleeper, choose feather and down, microfibre or wool. Feather and down and microfibre quilts retain a lot of heat, making them great for winter. Although wool will regulate your temperature well, if you’re a cold sleeper choose one with a few layers of wool for extra warmth. Cotton doesn’t retain heat at all so that won’t work for you.

3. Allergies

If you have allergies, you’re best with a wool or microfibre quilt. Wool is hypoallergenic and the best ones should be chemical-free. Microfibre will give you a light and lofty feel while also being safe for you. Steer away from feather and down, especially if you suffer from hayfever.

4. Partners

When you have two people in a bed, it can be more difficult to find a quilt that suits both people perfectly. As a very general rule, women are often much cooler than men. This is where natural fibres work best. This is because natural fibres absorb warmth from one person and either expel it or evenly spread it across to where it’s needed.

Which natural fibre you choose is a very personal choice but wool, feather and down, bamboo and cotton are all great choices.

5. Easy care

How often your quilt needs to be laundered is an important factor to consider. Quilts with a natural filling should be laundered sparingly as each time you do you’re reducing its lifespan. Quilts with a natural fill are best refreshed by airing on the clothes line in the sun (or partial sun) for a few hours each week.

6. Accidents

If you’re buying for your child, choose a synthetic quilt because they’re easy to wash if an accident happens.

According to us, the best quilt to buy is light and breathable. A wool quilt could be the perfect choice in such cases. And quilts like Aussie Wool are filled with 100% Australian Wool, grown locally.

Downia Gold Collection’s Goose Down Quilt is probably the finest choice in this case. It is soft and light but very warm. Their Gold Collection White Goose Down Quilt features a minimum 85% white goose down cluster, and a maximum of 15% small feathers.

There is no difference between them. All can have a duvet or doona inserted, and all will most often come as part of a set with matching pillowcases.

For the hot summertime, there’s nothing like a light and thin quilt to keep your body heat regulated. Choose from cotton or an all-seasons wool quilt if you prefer a heavier weight. Alternatively, opt for a feather and down quilt or added polyester if you prefer a lightweight feel.

A quilt is ordinarily about the same size or somewhat larger than a Coverlet. But Coverlet is thicker and warmer and used for warmth. A coverlet may also quilt on top with a sewed design, but that does not make it a quilt.

99% of wool allergies identified as contact allergies, so if you suffer from wool allergies, MiniJumbuk wool covers are perfect for you. MiniJumbuk quilts and pillows come in a soft cotton casing forming a protecting barrier against the wool.

Conclusion

We bet no one would go outside in winter if you’ve armed yourself with one of Australia’s best quilts. All prefer to snuggle up under a cosy, warm duvet instead of shunning outside.

They provide comfort, they are easy to care, they come in different materials and are available at an affordable price range. To top it up, we’ve backed our own research for Pillows and have got the expert advice into consideration as well.

Be it for natural fibre lovers, hot sleepers, prone to cold, or for allergic people, we have researched and ensured with the consumer insights the top quilts in Australia for you. Our take for the best quilt in Australia is Aussie Wool Quilts.

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  1. Dragica Klanjcic March 13, 2021 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Hi. I have a problem with my downia. Bought it 10y.o. was very expensive. Now I noticed that some boxes within the downia are nearly empty and I am cold during the nite. Those boxes have walls between them and are actually connected causing all of the downia bits to move to the end boxes. What to do? Each little square has a 3cm hole and connets to another box. I tried pushing the feathers but is will take me ages..or never. Driving me crazy…

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