EOFY 2020: the best tech deals from Australia’s end-of-financial year sales


EOFY 2020

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The end-of-financial-year sale is one of the biggest shopping events in Australia, with a wide range of products discounted quite steeply, including cars, household appliances and, of course consumer electronics.

Shopping during Australia’s end-of-financial-year sales means you’ll be able to get your finances in order before filing your tax paperwork as a lot of the discounted items will be tax deductible. So not only will you save some cash on the purchase, you’ll also be able to pocket some extra savings in the form of your tax returns.

And while lockdown restrictions are slowly being lifted, it’s still a very good idea to shop online. After all, you’ll be able to stay off your feet and shop from the comfort of your own home, and you’ll have more time and energy to trawl through various online storefronts for the best offers. Or, you could let us do the hard work.

TechRadar’s Australian team is on hand to sift the chaff and find the best bargains on electronics over the entire month of June. We’ll list them all right here and keep this page updated with new offers as and when they’re made available. There is a strong possibility that a lot of the EOFY sales will end before June 30, so you will need to be quick to snag a great deal.

Retailers offering EOFY deals

Early EOFY 2020 deals

Laptops & PCs

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 | i5 / 8GB /  512GB SSD | AU$1,149.50 (RRP AU$2,299; save AU$1,149.50)

Lenovo’s ThinkPad range is known in the world of business laptops for its security and stability, and this E15 is no exception. You can set yourself up with a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 15.6-inch display, 512GB SSD, and fingerprint reader for half price from Lenovo’s store.

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Lenovo IdeaPad L340 15 Gaming | GTX 1650 / i5 / 8GB / 256GB + 1TB | AU$1,259.30 (RRP AU$1,799; save AU$539.70)

While it’s a little lighter on specs than most gaming behemoths, it’s a great system for light gaming and everyday use thanks to its sleek design. It packs a 9th-gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, and a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU. Use the code GAMEON at checkout on Lenovo’s store page to get the extra discount.

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Lenovo Legion Y540 15 gaming laptop | RTX 2060 / i7 / 16GB / 512GB SSD | AU$2,249.25 (RRP AU$2,999; save AU$749.75)

If the IdeaPad above isn’t gonna cut it, you can grab this powerful 15-inch Legion Y540 from Lenovo instead. It’s packing a dedicated Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, a 9th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. You could also get the 17-inch version (AU$2,319, down from AU$2,899) if you’d fancy more screen real estate but the SSD is a touch smaller at 256GB.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus (256GB) | AU$1,279 (RRP AU$1,699; save AU$420)

If you’re keen on laying your hands on the best Android smartphone there is, then this is your chance to save a couple of hundred dollars. Amazon has slashed the price of the Note 10 Plus by 20%. With 256GB of onboard storage, a 4,300mAh battery, brilliant camera array and features catering towards productivity, this is one heck of a buy at this price. Available in Aura Glow and Aura Black colour options.View Deal

Personal audio

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 | AU$469 (RRP AU$599; save AU$130)

While not as cheap as the AU$449 offer we saw on Amazon earlier in May, Bose’s latest ANC cans are still 20% off on the shopping site. With up to 20 hours of battery life, excellent sound quality, a comfortable fit and let’s not forget the noise cancellation during phone calls as well, these headphones look sleek and stylish on anyone. You can get the black, the silver or the newer Soapstone edition for the same price of AU$469.View Deal

Jabra Elite 85h Wireless| AU$254.99 (RRP AU$375; save AU$120)

This is Jabra’s first attempt at wireless noise-cancelling cans and the company has done a great job of it. They’re comfortable, have an incredible battery life of up to 36 hours and superb sound quality – all this for just AU$255 is an excellent offer from Amazon, saving you AU$120 in the bargain.View Deal

Sennheiser HD 4.50SE | AU$139 (RRP AU$289; save AU$150)

These wireless headphones are one of the most affordable noise-cancelling cans you can get, and made even more so thanks to Amazon’s mid-year sale. Getting ANC, up to 19 hours of playback and great sound quality for this price tag is, in our books, a steal.View Deal

Bose QuietControl 30 | AU$295 (RRP AU$449; save AU$154)

Looking for active noise cancellation without feeling the weight of a set of cans on your head? Then Bose’s QC30 Bluetooth ‘buds might be what you’re after. You get the brand’s signature sound quality and a neckband design that offer more security than true wireless headphones. You’ll get up to 10 hours of battery life per charge and save a very decent AU$154 on these premium ‘buds when shopping on Amazon. View Deal

Jabra Elite 65t | AU$149 (RRP AU$249; save AU$100)

These excellent true wireless ‘buds have been discounted on Amazon for a very long time, although it had dropped to AU$143 a while back. Admittedly this isn’t as great a deal but at just a few dollars more than its lowest offer, these ‘buds are a great bargain for the comfortable fit and brilliant bassy sound quality.View Deal

JBL Flip 4 | AU$79 (RRP AU$149; save AU$70)

For a tiny package the JBL Flip 4 has a big sound. It’s now been replaced by the next-gen Flip 5 and isn’t being stocked by most retailers but that means you can get it for a steal. And it doesn’t get better than this 47% discount on Amazon. For just AU$79 you’re getting a rugged, waterproof Bluetooth speaker with great sound and a very competitive 14-hour battery life.View Deal

Home entertainment

Samsung 55-inch Series 8 Crystal UHD 4K TV | AU$1,739 (RRP AU$2,199; save AU$250)

While it may not be part of Samsung’s top-tier QLED range, this Crystal UHD model boasts many premium features, including Amazon Alexa functionality, HDR10+ support and Ambient Mode. It also sports a stunning design and terrific picture quality. Usually priced at AU$1,369, Amazon Australia’s sale price is currently AU$1,119 – that’s a saving of AU$250!View Deal

Samsung 65-inch Series 6 Q60T QLED 4K TV | AU$1,739 (RRP AU$2,199; save AU$460)

Sporting brilliant, true-to-life colour thanks to the use of quantum dot technology, Samsung’s 2020 Series 6 QLED TV delivers incredibly vivid pictures and a number of great features, including Game Mode and Ambient Mode. Previously priced at AU$2,199, Amazon Australia’s sale price is currently AU$1,739 – that’s a saving of AU$460 big ones.View Deal

Samsung 75-inch Series 8 Crystal UHD 4K TV | AU$2,199 (RRP AU$2,589; save AU$390)

Identical to the 55-inch model listed earlier, only much bigger at 75 inches, this excellent Crystal UHD telly from Samsung also offers Amazon Alexa functionality, HDR10+ support and Ambient Mode. Usually priced at AU$2,589, Amazon Australia’s sale price is currently AU$2,199– that’s a discount of AU$390, which is not too shabby.View Deal

Bose Soundbar 700 | AU$839 (RRP AU$1,199; save AU$360)

It’s got both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa awaiting your every command, and it’s as smart as they come but, admittedly, the Bose Soundbar 700 isn’t perfect. Yet a brilliant front soundstage and a pretty good AU$360 saving might make this a tempting option if you’re looking to update your home entertainment system. In fact, AU$839 is currently one of the lowest prices you’ll find on this premium sound bar – available in both black and white on Amazon Australia.View Deal


GoPro Hero 8 Black | AU$499 (RRP AU$599; save AU$100)

The GoPro Hero 8 Black is our favourite action camera, and while this isn’t a huge discount, it’s not a bad price for the manufacturer’s flagship model. The digital stabilisation is best-in-class, and with movement restrictions beginning to ease, you’ll have the perfect companion to capture your adventures. Pocket AU$100 worth of savings when you pick it up from The Good Guys.View Deal

Fujifilm X-E3 (body only; silver) | AU$799 (RRP AU$1,099; save AU$300)

This compact APS-C mirrorless camera was launched back in 2017 as a smaller version of the X-T20, and in no way does it par back on performance. Despite its age, the X-E3 is a very capable shooter. It features a 24MP sensor and can capture 4K video at up to 30fps. And at this price on Amazon, it’s a great bargain for budding photographers on a tight budget.View Deal


Fitbit Versa 2 | AU$259 (RRP AU$329; save AU$70)

It looks like an Apple Watch on your wrist but, admittedly, doesn’t possess the productivity prowess of the more expensive wearable. However, if you’re keen on a smartwatch that offers great fitness features and other more basic features, then the Fitbit Versa 2 is a fabulous option, especially since you can save AU$70 on the standard edition of the watch in Petal/Copper Rose,  Black/Carbon and Stone/Mist Grey colour combinations.

If you’d like a touch of luxury, then the Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition smartwatches in Smoke and Navy/Pink are also available for 20% off the RRP, featuring woven fabric bands.View Deal


Ecovacs Deebot 900 | AU$499 (RRP AU$749; save AU$250)

Looking for a helping hand with some of your chores? This little droid will do your vacuuming for you, even taken care of any rugs you may have on the floor. You can control it via Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa as well. While it does a reasonable job on carpets, it’s best suited to hard floors. It carried a pretty hefty price tag when it launched a few years ago but the price has since dropped and is now available for under AU$500 from Amazon.View Deal

EOFY 2020 sale: what and when is it?

Unlike the calendar year, Australia’s end of financial year is June 30. That means, from July 1 to the end of October, individuals and businesses will need to file their tax forms with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Prior to that retailers will be racing to shift old stock to make way for fresh ones, and they’ll be slashing prices on plenty of items, many of which will be tax deductible.

Australia’s EOFY sales traditionally begin June 1 and end on June 30, although many retailers tend to jump the gun, offering a few tempting morsels to lure shoppers in. However, the best EOFY offers are during the month of June, although not all retailers have month-long sales. Moreover, the offers also change through the month, so you will need to keep checking back to see if whatever you need is being discounted or not.

Australia’s EOFY 2020 sale: what to expect

If you’re looking to save some money on electronics during Australia’s annual EOFY sale, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve had our finger on the pulse of tax-time deals for a few years now and can safely predict what you can get for a cheaper price.

So, what kind of tech can you find during EOFY sales Down Under? Plenty. From computers to gaming gear, the best flagship smartphones to personal audio. To get an idea of what to expect in 2020, let’s take a look at what was on offer last year.

Laptops and PCs: Computing gear has always been some of the most popular items to purchase during EOFY. Manufacturers like Microsoft, Lenovo, Dell and HP will host their own sales on their sites, but you’ll also be able to grab laptops and desktop PCs from major retailers as well, with average discounts of about 15% to 20%. You’ll even be able to snag bargains on accessories as well, with printers, keyboards, SSDs and external hard drives all going on sale during this time.


From Nintendo to Sony and Microsoft – there were plenty of deep discounts on gaming gear last year and we’re expecting to see more of the same again in 2020. The best price we saw on the Switch during EOFY 2019 was AU$379, which isn’t quite as low as it’s gone during other big sales like Black Friday, but it’s still a darn good price. There’ll also be some blockbuster gaming titles available for cheap, if you’d like to expand your gaming library, but keep an eye out for console bundles.

Smartphones and tablets

While there’s usually not a lot of variety when it comes to smartphone discounts, there are always some very intriguing offers to consider during EOFY if you’re looking to upgrade your handset. Last year saw some great discounts on Samsung’s flagships, as well as the Google Pixel 3, so if you’re an Android user, you may be able to score a new phone without having to pay full retail price. 

It’s also a great time to see if you need a tablet as well, as more often than not they too are tax deductible if you use them for work.

Home entertainment and personal audio

There were plenty of TVs, sound bars and speakers on sale during the last couple of EOFY sales, and we don’t expect that trend to change any time soon. And with some excellent 4K UHD smart TVs already seeing price drops outside of big sales, we’re looking forward to seeing how much more affordable they’ll be during the 2020 tax-time sale.

It’s not just home entertainment setups that you’ll be able to save on but portable Bluetooth speakers and the best wireless headphones as well. The premium audio products retail for about AU$500 a pop, but there’s a good chance you’ll see them drop well below the AU$400 mark. While discounted prices may not match Black Friday offers, tax-time deals still see a decent chunk of change saved on premium products.


The EOFY sales are also a great time for photographers – beginners, pros or hobbyists – to grab the latest gear. Last year saw plenty of cameras go on sale, particularly from Fujifilm and Nikon. In 2018, we saw action cameras also drop in price, so keep your eyes peeled for some excellent bargains on DSLRs, compacts and more. If you’re happy with the camera body you already own but need some accessories, we’re also expecting lenses, tripods, filters, bags and SD cards to see some decent price drops as well.

Smart home devices

These nifty voice-activated products have been flooding the market – from internet-connected lights to smart security systems, and the speakers and displays to control them all. Amazon discounted its Echo range of smart speakers last year and we’re quite sure that will happen again, along with the other smart devices the e-commerce giant stocks, such as Philips Hue smart lights. You’ll also find plenty of retailers offering discounts on Google’s range of smart speakers as well.

Home appliances

If you’re looking to renovate your home, the EOFY sales will help you save plenty on the new appliances you’ll need. You can expect to see bargains on not just Dyson vacuum cleaners, but also fridges, dishwashers, washing machines and plenty more.

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