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Young boy playing in water in backyard

Water Rates in Brisbane

Posted by September 10th 2020

Queenslanders know a thing or two about water. Whether it’s running through garden sprinklers as children or opening those dreaded bills as adults, you simply can’t escape H2O in the Sunshine State. Although it’s easy …

Fuse Boxes and Switchboards Explained

Posted by September 24th 2020

Not entirely sure what your fuse box does? Learn everything you need to know about meter boxes, switchboards and more with Canstar Blue.

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What is the average water bill?

Posted by September 10th 2020

Not only is water a resource we often take for granted, it’s a household expense we begrudgingly have to pay every few months, while costs only ever seem to go in one direction. This leads to …

Water meter displaying water reading

Water Meters Explained

Posted by September 8th 2020

Is your home the type that needs its own dam to keep up with water demands, or is water used sparingly in your household? Whether you’re taking a shower or washing the dishes, we all …

Ride-on lawnmowers Buying Guide

Are ride-on lawn mowers as good as they sound?

Posted by September 8th 2020

If your lawn resembles anything more than a nature strip, or you live on anything bigger than half an acre, have you considered purchasing a ride-on mower? Ride-on lawn mowers may be the key weapon …

Laundry Powder

How much laundry powder should you use?

Posted by September 8th 2020

How much laundry powder should you use for a load of washing? Canstar Blue measures up your options, to help you get the best washing results.


Chainsaw Buying Guide

Posted by August 27th 2020

Nothing gets the yardwork done – or makes yardwork fun – quite like a good chainsaw. While it’s not necessarily a household essential, for those with plenty of foliage around their house (or just enjoy …

Pet Gadgets 2020

Must-Have Pet Gadgets & Toys

Posted by August 6th 2020

Guarding the house and looking cute can be ruff work. But who’s looking after Mr Snuggles and Felix when you’re not home? Fret not. We’ve dug up some of the best tech-forward gadgets to help …

Laundry Powder and Laundry Liquid Compared

Laundry powder or liquid: Which should you use?

Posted by August 19th 2020

There’s a common misconception that laundry liquid is better than powder as it’s more expensive. The reality isn’t so simple. Find out more at Canstar Blue.