This site has limited support for your browser. We recommend switching to Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.


Keep yourself warm and cosy during the colder months in Melbourne and experience the relaxing sounds of crackling wood on fire with a versatile range of wood heaters from Ultimate Wood Heaters.

As the country’s largest wood heater manufacturer, our products are guaranteed safe and reliable, as they have been for thousands of customers over the years.

These freestanding wood-fired heaters come in modern and classic designs, so it’s easy to find one that will fit in seamlessly inside your Melbourne home. And with a wood heater unit at the ready, you don’t have to let the chill of fall and winter touch your family.

For inquiries on wood burners for sale, get in touch with our team.


Using a Wood Heater in Your Melbourne Home

The weather may be pleasantly mild for most of the year, but when winter rolls around, you might want to escape the biting chill of lower temperatures.

The colder and darker days may also inspire you to cosy up with a hot drink and a good read. What better to top these off than the heat and ambience of a crackling wood-burning heater?

If you’re thinking of installing one in your home this year, we’ve prepared a guide for you below.

Why Do You Need a Wood Heater?

Melbourne's winter weather is frequently cold and cloudy, with wintery southern winds bringing an extra bite to the low temperatures. As such, it’s crucial to have a form of heating for your home so you and your family can stay warm, no matter how the weather turns.

Wood burning heaters are the perfect heating unit for places like Melbourne with a mostly cold temperature. These heaters produce radiant heat and can heat a room faster than warm air being circulated through vents.

In addition, burning wood is much more eco-friendly than burning oil, gas, or coal-like other residential heating units. When the latter materials burn, they release carbon dioxide (CO2).

On the contrary, using wood can be considered carbon-neutral since trees absorb CO2 as they grow, cancelling out the CO2 they produce when they are burned.

Finally, you don’t need electricity to operate your wood heater. So even if the power goes out in Melbourne amid the cold, you can still stay warm with your wood heater.

How to Choose the Right Wood Heater for Your Home

Ready to snuggle up in front of a fire with the sound of wood crackling and pleasant warmth enveloping you? Ask yourself the questions below, so you’ll know what wood heater is the right one for your home.

1. Do you want to heat one room or your entire home?

Wood heaters are most efficient for warming one room. But, with the right configurations, you can use one wood heater to spread warmth throughout your home.

For example, placing it in an optimal position, such as a downstairs room, can be enough to heat your home’s 2nd level if you have one. As warm air typically rises, the warmth from your wood heater can easily spread to your upper rooms.

2. How big is the area you want to heat?

The size of the area you want to heat determines the size of the wood heater you need to install.

If you have a one-storey Melbourne home or want to heat just one room, then small heaters would suffice. Medium heaters, meanwhile, can heat small family homes or rooms that are well-insulated. Large heaters are perfect for heating open plan houses and older homes with insulation problems.

3. Do you need a permit to install a wood heater in your home?

The use of an open flame is regulated across different states. Installing and operating one requires compliance with the Australian Standards to avoid fire and ensure your safety.

Fortunately, you do not need a building permit to install wood-burning appliances like wood heaters in Victoria. However, your heater must be installed by a licensed plumber.

What to Look for in a Wood Heater

● The right size for your home

● Heat output

● Efficiency

● Air wash system

● Body material

● Blowers

● Ease of se

Where to Place Your Wood Heater

No matter how big or how good your wood heater is, if you place it in the wrong position, you will not get the most out of the heat it produces. If you want your wood heater to distribute warmth evenly and consistently throughout your room or the whole house, plan for the optimal position.

As mentioned above, if you have a multi-storey home, a wood heater is best placed downstairs where its heat can rise and distribute warmth to the upper floors.

It’s also best placed in a room with open access to other parts of the house, such as the family or living area, to minimise the walls and doors that block heat from spreading.

Make Wood Burners a Part of Your Melbourne Home

Ultimate Wood Heaters offers wood heaters of different styles and sizes for sale, so you can find one that fits your needs. Each unit also comes with a 10-year firebox warranty. Browse the selection above and shop today.


Free Standing Or Inbuilt?

The location of where your heating is going to go will play a major roll in deciding whether you need an inbuilt or freestanding wood heater.

Freestanding wood heaters are perfect for creating a dramatic focal point in your lounge room or area. These will either be a radiant or convection wood heater and space between the existing walls need to be taken into consideration.

Inbuilt wood heaters are seamlessly built into an existing wall, fireplace or a new cavity. While they blend into the wall, they can create an ambient room like no other.

Zero Clearance Heater

A Zero-Clearance Fireplace is built so that it doesn’t get hot enough on the outside to impact on other surrounding materials, whether touching or close to. Also, a hearth is usually not required with one of these units.

Heating Area

Knowing the square meterage of area, you are trying to heat is crucial when selecting your wood heater. This will determine which range, size and ultimately the price you will be investing for your heating.


Whilst we offer world class wood heaters,  we also manufacture and sell a wide range of accessories to go with it. From screens, to wood log storage and more, visit our store to view our range