My New Koala Mattress

Price: From $750.00 AUD 

Where to Buy:

In a world where you can buy just about anything online, it’s probably no surprise that mattresses are taking the online shopping world by storm! Having a mattress delivered in a box may seem like a crazy concept, but with brands popping up all over the place, buying mattresses in a box is the new trend.

One brand specialising in these mattresses is Koala, a mattress company started in Byron Bay by a couple of mates less than two years ago. Not only does the Koala mattress have the Good Environmental Choice Certification and exceed international and global environmental regulations, each mattress is also:

  • 100% Australian Made
  • 100% recyclable
  • 100% vegan and cruelty free (you don’t see many mattresses making a point of that!)

Now that I’ve been in my new house for a while now, I was ready to upgrade my sleep sitch which is convenient because Koala got in touch to offer me the opportunity to try out their queen mattress. It offers zero partner disturbance but even if you don’t have a partner, you can sit a glass of wine on this thing and it’s not gonna fall. If only I had this baby sooner, perhaps my laptop would still have a functioning screen (waaaaaaahhhhhh!)

Ordering is EASY

So that I could experience the Koala Mattress experience from start to finish, I was given a code to go online and “purchase” my mattress in my own time. Ordering was a matter of selecting the mattress I wanted, entering my code and address and submitting.

You’re in The Loop

It’s rare that you’ll experience such frequent communication from any online company but Koala send SMS and email communications to let you know exactly where your mattress is and when you can expect it.

Delivery is Fast

I’m not kidding. I ordered my mattress on a Monday morning and it was on my doorstep by Tuesday afternoon (even sooner than the estimated delivery time.)  I don’t even live in a metro area so that is VERY impressive!

Simple Set Up

Once your mattress arrives, slip it out of the box and simply cut open to release the mattress from its plastic wrapping. Watch it puff up before your very eyes!

Ready Immediately

From the minute the mattress is unrolled, it’s ready to sleep on! While it does take 3-5 days to settle in, you can be sleeping on your new mattress within 24 freaking hours of ordering. Can you believe it?

It’s Bloody Comfy

Like I’m sure many of you are, I was super worried that this mattress was going to be a bit of a let down but I’m glad to report I was wrong! After a few nights of adjusting to the new feel of the mattress, I found myself sleeping through the night (a rare occurrence) with no disruptions from Brett’s movement (except for when he goes to sleep on my face – but that’s hardly the mattress’s fault).

You Can Wash It!

I am not kidding. You can unzip the cover of your Koala mattress and hand wash the damn thing before hanging it out on the line to dry. Which is convenient when you’re toilet training a puppy (thanks, Brett). Try doing that with your crappy spring mattress, fam.

Don’t Dig It? Ditch It!

The coolest thing about Koala Mattress is that you’ve got 120 freaking nights to sleep on the damn thing and give it a red hot go. If you’re not convinced that it’s the dopest mattress for you, they’ll come pick the thing up for free if you live in a metro area!

You Adopt A Furry Friend

My absolute fave thing about Koala is that each time you buy a mattress, a real life Koala is adopted in your honour from the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital who work to rehabilitate injured koala friends.

If you’re sick and tired of feeling like you’re sleeping on a pile of trash, it’s time to make the switch and upgrade to a Koala mattress. Sleep well knowing you’ve got a dope mattress and you’ve saved a life in the process.

A Koala Mattress was provided to me for the purpose of this post. It has not affected the outcome of the review.


  • The Life of Laura

    This is seriously cool!!! i love how easy the process sounds!

    Laura || xx

    • Chelsey – Like A Vegan

      Right?! I love how people keep finding more efficient ways to make normally boring processes exciting!

  • Made for Madison

    Whooho this sounds amazing. I need a new mattress will check them out

    • Chelsey – Like A Vegan

      Definitely look into it – I love that you have 120 days to try it out!

  • Noise in Wonderland

    I love how so many companies are delivering mattresses in ones like this now, makes transporting them so much easier. This one looks super comfy to!

    Amy //

    • Chelsey – Like A Vegan

      Me too! I am so much more impressed with my Koala than I thought I would be!