Australian Mattress Protector Buying Guide

Mattress protectors are an essential but often forgotten piece of bedding which will protect your mattress and prolong its life. This guide will help you select the best mattress protector for you needs based on those types commonly available in Australia. They help protect your whole family against:

  • asthma, allergies and irritants
  • bed bug bites
  • life's little accidents
  • wear-and-tear
  • bacteria and germs

They can even help you feel cooler so you can enjoy a restful night's sleep. When you consider that we spend over a third of our lives in bed, a quality mattress protector seems a wise investment indeed.

How do Mattress Protectors work?

Whilst mattress protectors can often be a simple fabric pad that protects against wear and tear, most of our mattress covers boast a vinyl waterproof covering or an advanced polyurethane coating called MiracleMembrane®. This protects your mattress from spills, stains and other accidents and also protects against dust mites, allergens, mold, and bacteria.

Many designs also have an anti-microbe treatment applied to offer further protection against bacteria, mould & dust mites and also provide extended freshness. We also boast many fully-encased designs and clever zipper fastening which lock bed bugs out and protect your skin from painful bed bug bites.

How do you choose which mattress protector is right for you?

Before you spend any money, first think about why you want to buy a mattress protector.

  • What are your unique needs and requirements?
  • Whose bed is it for?
  • Does this person have any special needs or considerations?
  • How much protection are you looking for?
  • Do you want to guard against stains, prevent against wear and tear, avoid allergies and asthma or protect your mattress from bed bugs?

This will help you narrow down your choices and find the perfect mattress protector for you. It's also a good idea to consider your budget. Avoid opting for a cheaper design for the sake of saving a few dollars and instead look for a high-quality mattress cover that will last for many years to come. Many of our products come with a generous 10-year warranty for added peace of mind.

Which type of mattress protector should you buy?

We understand that it can feel rather confusing when it comes to choosing your perfect mattress protector as there are so many advanced designs, so much innovation and so many options out there. For that reason, we've gather together the following suggestions:

What different types of mattress protector are there?


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Waterproof mattress protectors are perfect for guarding your bed from bedwetting, incontinence, spills, stains and other accidents

Zippered Encasement

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Encased mattress protectors help protect against bed bugs, dust mites, bacteria, germs and other allergens that could be living in your mattress.


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Quilted Mattress Protectors guard against wear-and-tear, a quilted mattress cover is soft, padded and offers additional comfort.


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A cooling mattress protector will prevent you from overheating whilst you sleep - perfect for hot sleepers or if own a latex or memory foam mattress.

Mattress Protector Fabrics

Cotton Mattress Protectors: View All

Cotton is light, breathable and washable fabric for softness, comfort and optimal temperature control.

Tencel Mattress Protectors: View All

Providing a cool and silky feel, Tencel is an eco-friendly fabric which is great for sensitive skin and naturally absorbs moisture.

Bamboo Mattress Protectors: View All

Breathable, temperature-regulating and eco-friendly, bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial, and odour-resistant.

Bamboo/Cotton Mattress Protectors: View All

Combining the best of bamboo and cotton, this eco-friendly blend boasts breathability, natural antibacterial properties, odour resistance, comfort and protection against allergies and asthma.

Man Made Fibre Mattress Protectors: View All

Made from polyester, micro-fibre, or a blend of nylon-polyester, synthetic fibres are waterproof, allergy-friendly, temperature-regulating and easy to clean. Many include advanced fibre technologies such as Temprakon and Coolmax®.

How do Mattress Protectors Attach to your bed?

Mattress Protector elastic strap

Elastic Strap

This one attaches to your mattress with a simple elastic strap.

Mattress Protector fitted


Similar to your fitted sheet, this mattress protector fits over your bed and hugs the sides of your bed.

Mattress Protector skirt


This is similar to the fitted design, but the sides can be adjusted to suit your mattress.

Mattress Protector Close Up Zipper


This mattress protector fully encases your mattress and fastens with a secure zip to provide maximum protection.

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Don't stay up late at night worrying if you've made the right choice 😉

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