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Laundry13 Stylish Laundry Baskets & Hampers In Australia

We know, no one loves washing the family’s dirty clothes. But with one of Australia’s most stylish laundry baskets in your home, you’ll feel a whole lot better about popping a load on.

From earthy rattan laundry baskets to clever contemporary sorters, hampers have come a long way from the plastic tubs many of us grew up with. Built to last, they’re versatile enough to double as linen or toy storage and make practical (and pretty) decor gifts for those empty spaces around the house.

Perhaps best of all, a stunning laundry basket makes you feel better about getting jobs done around the home. And who knows, it might even inspire the kids to pick up their clothes. We did say ‘might’.

Joseph Joseph Tota Laundry Basket

13 Stylish Laundry Baskets & Hampers In Australia

To help you find the most stylish laundry baskets in Australia, we sorted through the options and dug up our hands-down favourites based on design, practicality and reviews. Good luck choosing from this lot!

Brabantia Bo Laundry Bin 60L, $379.05

Expertly made in Belgium with a cabinet-like design, the Brabantia Bo Laundry Bin is not only functional and sleek but Earth-friendly too. It uses tough corrosion-resistant materials and features ventilation holes and a fantastic Quick-Drop opening. Choose from black or white – if you can!


  • Luxurious contemporary design
  • Includes internal machine-washable laundry bag
  • A quick-drop opening means no need to remove the lid

Freedom Coil Rattan Laundry Hamper, $249

Rattan laundry baskets in black and white.

A favourite for its neat, timeless design, the Coil uses pure rattan for a rustic-luxe finish. It comes in a choice of black or white and features a detachable cotton liner that’s easy to wash. Well-sized at 58cm x 40.5cm, this is perfect for families of any size.


  • Handwoven with natural rattan
  • Comes with a removable cotton liner
  • Sturdy handles make it easy to carry

Joseph Joseph Tota Laundry Separation Baskets, from $169.95

Joseph Joseph Tota Laundry Basket.

Introducing the Joseph Joseph Tota, the perfect hamper if pre-sorting your laundry is totally your jam. Lift the lid and sort the washing as it goes in, and then on washing day, simply grab the built-in handles, take it down to the laundry and in it goes. Easy-peasy.


  • Enables fast sorting
  • Available in a choice of 60L or 90L sizes
  • Ultra-modern design well-suited to new homes

Country Road Extra Large Lowa Basket, $599

Country Road Lowa Leather Laundry Baskets.

Beautifully made using responsibly sourced leather in shades of charcoal or biscuit, Country Road Lowa Baskets are delicately woven to bring texture to minimalist spaces. Grab them in other sizes for a matching range of stylish storage. You know you want to.


  • Uses 100% leather for a luxe finish
  • Carry handles for easy toting around the house
  • Unique woven pattern adds texture to rooms

Sherwood Portable Corner Laundry Hamper, $44.95

Sherwood Corner Laundry Hamper.

After a laundry hamper for a corner? No worries. The Sherwood Laundry Basket is not only specially shaped to tuck into any corner of the house, but it also folds down flat for storage. It measures 60cm in height and has natural gaps for good ventilation.


  • Folds up for easy storage
  • Unique space-saving corner design
  • Uses natural bamboo for a stylish finish

Harbour Laundry Hamper, from $69.95

Woven natural-fibre laundry baskets in a bathroom.

Available in rustic natural or clean white, the Harbour laundry hamper is a stylish way to manage dirty laundry. It comes in a choice of two sizes and features a removable liner, flip-top lid and built-in handles.


  • Natural woven-paper exterior
  • Comes with a removable liner
  • Choice of two versatile shades

Freedom Sandi Laundry Hamper, $129

Rectangular wooden laundry units shown in natural and white.

A favourite for good reason, the Freedom Sandi Laundry Hamper is one of Australia’s most stylish for its clean lines and fresh, tidy appearance. It is crafted using natural, hardwearing bamboo and comes in a choice of white or natural.


  • Comes with a removable internal liner
  • Cut-out handles for ease of manoeuvring
  • Uses ultra-tough bamboo for maximum longevity

Uniqwa Cancun Natural Laundry Hamper, from $199

Uniqwa Cancun Laundry Hamper in a bedroom.

Positively oozing beachy feels, the Uniqwa Cancun Laundry Basket is nothing short of a showstopper. Available in two sizes to suit any space, it’s made by hand using 100% natural banana leaf materials and comes with a fitted lid that keeps clothes contained.


  • Uses all-natural banana leaf fibres
  • The fitted lid is completely removable
  • The rustic aesthetic is ideal for coastal homes

Morgan & Finch Collapsible Bamboo Hampers, $59.95

Collection of Morgan and Finch Bamboo Laundry Hampers.

Equipped with rope handles, these collapsible laundry hampers from Morgan & Finch couldn’t be more perfect for the beach house. They come in four different colourways and feature canvas lining and a foldable frame for simple storage.


  • Collapsible design for ease of storage
  • Feature rope handles for a beachy vibe
  • Comes in versatile colourways: black, white, grey and French white

The Dharma Door Jute Laundry Basket, $195

A jute laundry hamper shown next to a bath and against an outdoor wall.

Handwoven by Fair Trade artisans, the Jute hamper from The Dharma Door is texture-rich and impossible to miss. It comes with two extra-long plaited handles, making it a cinch to move around and use in other ways around the home. This would make a gorgeous housewarming gift for anyone who loves a little boho-luxe. 


  • Long handles for easy carrying
  • Expertly woven by hand using natural jute
  • The texture-rich design elevates neutral rooms

Modern Weave Rattan Laundry Hamper, $249

Natural storage hampers with lids.

Built tough with tightly woven rattan, this uber-stylish laundry hamper is as versatile as it comes – use it for laundry, toys or blankets in your spare room. It measures 63.5cm in height and comes with a lovely neat fitted lid.


  • Fitted lid for a neat appearance
  • Tightly woven and texture-rich design
  • Available in two versatile hues: natural and whitewash

Uashmama Laundry Paper Bag, $129

Uashmama Laundry Bags.

Tall and narrow, Uashmama Laundry Bags are perfect for squeezing into tight spaces. Made with paper (yes, paper!), they’re washable and come with press studs for attaching multiple bags together. You can even write labels on them with chalk. Clever, right?


  • Write-on labels for easy sorting
  • Ultra-cool design using real paper
  • Comes with press studs for attaching a series of bags

Ferm Living Herman Laundry Stand, $319

Ferm living Herman laundry stand on a wooden floor.

From Copenhagen’s Ferm Living comes a seriously stylish hamper for hiding grubby clothes. It uses metal and canvas for a clean look with just the right amount of vintage feels. Best of all, it has a handy cloth lid for quick cover-ups when guests pop around!


  • Strong metal frame
  • Durable cotton canvas bag and lid
  • Modern Scandi design with a vintage touch

What style of laundry basket is best?

White wooden laundry unit in a bathroom next to a vanity.
Freedom Sandi Laundry Hamper

If you are looking for a laundry basket or hamper and wondering which one is the best to buy, you have a lot of choices!  Before you start your search, we recommend considering the following questions:

Who will be using it?

The size of your household is going to determine the size that you need. Look for a laundry basket that will hold at least three days’ worth of dirty laundry easily.

What colour should you go with?

From dark tones to match your black bathroom vanity to a natural hue that pairs perfectly with your bath caddy, there are options for every interior style under the sun. The most important thing is to pick something you love – because you’ll see it a lot!

Where will it live?

If it’s visible to everyone, we suggest choosing a basket that ties in with the overall style of your home.  For a beachy aesthetic, natural fibres look beautiful with similar materials, like a rattan bedhead. If your home is more traditional, perhaps a wooden basket with a dark stain will work. A luxe laundry basket is usually more expensive, but given that it doubles as designer decor, it’s worth every cent.

We also highly recommend choosing a lidded basket whenever possible if your laundry basket is going to be anywhere on display.  At least then you won’t be worrying about eyeballs falling on your dirty washing.

If your hamper is going to sit inside cabinets with your clothes airer and other laundry essentials, you may like to go for a simpler solution like a traditional plastic basket or a canvas hamper.

How often do you do the washing?

If you like to wash every day then you can certainly afford to buy a smaller laundry basket.  Our only advice would be to give yourself a bit of breathing space and go slightly larger than you think you’ll need just in case you get busy or the rain sets in.  There’s nothing worse than a house strewn with dirty clothes reminding you of all the jobs you have left to do.

For those who prefer to wash less often, go large!  Look for a big, sturdy basket that can take a mountain of laundry without tipping, bulging or busting.

Where should you put the laundry basket?

Sherwood Corner Basket Australia
Sherwood Portable Laundry Hamper

This comes down to the way you like to run your ship.  The ideal location for a laundry basket is where the dirty clothes first come off!  This gives everyone no excuse to leave their clothes anywhere but in the basket.

If you have small children who undress in the bathroom before a wash, keep your basket right next to your family bathtub. This way, kids can pop their clothes into the hamper – remember, good habits start early!

For families with older kids, try a shared laundry basket in a central area near their rooms.  Or if you are training them to be self-sufficient, give them a basket each in their rooms and get them to take responsibility for their laundry.

It’s all down to personal choice and what works for you.  Try a few scenarios until you find the right laundry basket setup that works for you.

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