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January 17th, 2023

Where to Buy the Oculus Quest 3 in Australia?

The Quest 3 boasts superior specs to the Quest 2 in almost every way and currently has special deals going on. Here’s 5 places where you can buy the Quest 3 in Australia:

TL;DR: Stores Selling Quest 3 in Australia

List of Australian stores selling the Quest 3:

Product Store + Promo
Quest 3 – 128 GB Model Amazon AU – Free Asgard’s Wrath Bundle (recommended)
Quest 3 – 512 GB Model Amazon AU – Free Asgard’s Wrath & 6 Months Meta+ Subscription Bundle
Meta Quest 3 – Both Models Official Meta Store – Asgard’s Wrath Bundle
Quest 3 – Both Models Kogan
Quest 3 – Both Models Dick Smith
Quest 3 – Both Models Special Referral Link – $47 Store Credit

My referral link gives both of us $47 store credit, but Meta limits the amount of invites I can send per year.

In order to save money, I recommend the 128 GB version to most people. It’s very likely that you’ll be able to survive on it until the next generation of headsets come out (the Quest 4).

Here are some retailers (online and in-store) where you can buy the Oculus Quest 3 in Australia:

1. Amazon AU (Fastest Shipping & Best Deal)

The Amazon Australia platform often lists popular electronics, including VR headsets like the Oculus Quest 3 (and Oculus Quest 2).

I recommend using Amazon AU because of their 30-day return policy. If you order a Quest 3 from Amazon and for whatever reason, you don’t like it, you can return it and get a refund – even if the headset is used. For example: If you try and VR and get motion sick, you can return the headset.

By ordering from Amazon AU, you’ll also get the product delivered from Australia which is faster.

Special Deal: Pre-order the Meta Quest 3 and receive Asgard’s Wrath 2 for free! (Save $89.99)

2. Official Meta Website (Best Direct Purchasing Experience)

The Oculus website often provides the most direct purchasing experience, and they do ship to many countries, including Australia. However, I still recommend ordering from Amazon for 2 reasons:

  1. Porch Pirates: Oftentimes, the delivery person will just toss the package in front of your house, making it liable to get stolen. See this thread as an example.
  2. Slower deliveries, since the stock comes from Asia (as opposed to Amazon AU which uses Australian stock). The return process can also take longer.
  3. Amazon AU has better return policies.

However, if for some reason Amazon is more expensive, then go with this option.

3. Kogan (Best For Existing Customers)

Kogan is one of Australia’s biggest online retailers and there’s a good chance you’ve used them before.

Kogan is an online business only, meaning it’s delivery only (no pickup). The good news is that delivery is completely free.

If you have a Kogan account, they sometimes give you free credits through email (if you’re a previous customer), which you can use to purchase a Quest 3. I’m not 100% sure how they decide when to give credit though.

Quest 3 will be available in Kogan after October 10

4. Dick Smith (Best For Pick Up)

Dick Smith is one of the most iconic retail stores in Australia, recently owned by Kogan.

Dick Smith is the best place to get a Meta Quest 3 in stores in Australia. It’s one of the few places where you can get it via pickup, but just make sure you order it online first and select the “pick-up” option. The Quest 3 is in high demand and not all Dick Smith stores will have it in stock.

Quest 3 will be available in Dick Smith after October 10

5. Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree (Best For Second Hand)

Oftentimes, people will sell their brand new or used Quest 3 on Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree. Some people buy the headset and don’t like it because it can cause VR motion sickness, headaches, or some other reason. You can buy these for a discount on these online marketplaces. However, exercise caution and ensure you’re purchasing from a reputable seller to avoid potential scams.

For those who are confused on which size they should get, here’s my recommendation:

  1. Are you planning on recording your gameplay, or spending more than $500 on games? If yes, then get the 512 GB version.
  2. Otherwise, get the 128 GB version. This will suit 90% of people.

Best Prices for the Meta Quest 3 in Australia

Here are the current cheapest prices and best deals for the Quest 3 in Australia:

I’m always on the lookout for special deals or discounts for the Oculus Quest 3, and will update this page when they come out. But do note that they only happen a few times per year.

Special deals usually occur around: Around Christmas/New Years and Black Friday & Cyber Monday.

How long does it take to ship? Shipping time was fast for me – I got it in 4 days from the official Oculus store. Times may vary due to COVID.

Is the Quest 3 Available in Australian Stores?

Yes! We finally have the Quest 3 in Australian Stores!

Currently there aren’t many places that sell it, but the best place to get it from is Dick Smith. If you’re planning on picking it up from a Dick Smith Store, make sure to give them a call to see if it’s available.

Keep in mind Quest 3’s are very low in stock and most times it’s better to just order online from Oculus or Dick Smith.

Common Question: Is the Quest 3 available for pickup at stores like JB Hifi or Harvey Norman?

Unfortunately no, those stores don’t currently offer the Quest 3 headset. They only have PSVRs. However, I can foresee them adding Quest 3’s to their shelves soon.

Is it Worth Upgrading From Quest 2 to Quest 3?

The Quest 3 is an upgrade in almost every way over the Quest 2 – higher resolution, twice the processing power, more RAM, upgraded lenses for better clarity (pancake lenses), color passthrough, better controllers and lighter and more comfortable. This is definitely worth the extra price.

Here’s an in-depth comparison of the Meta Quest 2 vs. Meta Quest 3

Which Version Should I Get?

A frequently asked question is: which version should I get? My recommendation is the 128 GB version. If it’s out of stock, you can either wait, or get the 512 GB version instead.

I’ve written a guide with the file sizes of games & movies included if you’re interested.

Basically: Movies and recording gameplay takes up a lot of space – so you might want the 512 GB version instead if you plan on having movies or recordings on your Quest 3. If you play ALOT of games, you  might find it handy to pick up the bigger one as well.

What About Elite Strap and Accessories?

Elite Strap is a great improvement to comfort, but has durability issues. There are cheaper straps on the market that are better.

If you were thinking of getting one, instead I recommend other comfort mods.

Having 1-2 comfort mods will make your VR experience more enjoyable.

Tl;dr: The Quest 3 is available in Dick Smith. The other way to get your Quest is by ordering it online.

Meta Quest 3

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Enjoy your Quest 3! We know you’ll love it, 100%!