Top 10 – Best Outdoor Fans in Australia For 2024

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Featured Fan: Sanctuary DC

Updated for 2024 Season

The top 10 Best Outdoor fans released in the last 12 months – Updated for January 2024

 Exteriors can benefit from fans just as much as interiors. Pergola fans provide cooling for outdoor areas, and create an ideal environment for either entertaining or relaxation. There is a diverse range of ceiling fans suitable for outdoor installation and we’ve picked out our favourite ten. This list includes top performing models and a diverse range of colours and sizes.

1. Aqua DC Ceiling Fan

“The airflow is just incredible, and it’s really cheap to run!.”

Last year, Hunter Pacific gave us a world first, the Aqua DC, a ceiling fan with an IP66 rating. This innovation provided piece of mind for outdoor installations, because it means that the fan is protected against both dust and water. This summer, the Aqua is even better. It’s now available in either a 52 or 70-inch size.  Not only is the Aqua DC the fan with the most protection against weather, it’s incredibly energy efficient too. Its 19-watt motor powers an impressive airflow in either size. This sort of air movement is great for outdoor areas in warm weather. The fan is also compatible with Hunter Pacific’s innovative wall control accessory, as well as the angled ceiling mount.

What’s Great With This Fan?

IP66 Rated – Suitable for exposed outdoor & coastal locations

ABS polymer (plastic) & aluminium construction

Available in two size options & with or without light

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2. Horizon DC Ceiling Fan

“It just looks perfect out there, I’m very pleased indeed.”

In either the 52 or 64-inch size, the Horizon fan delivers the airflow you need to stay cool outside in the Australian heat. Operating quietly and efficiently, this stunning design is the ideal addition to your covered outdoor lounge area or veranda. It’s available with either a six speed wall control (models without light only) or a remote with smart functionality, making it an extremely versatile option for your home.

What’s Great With This Fan?

Suitable for outdoor undercover & coastal locations

Impressive high airflow output

CHOICE recommended

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3. Eco Silent Deluxe DC Ceiling Fan

“I really like the design, it just works really well on our verandah”

The Eco Silent Deluxe seamlessly integrates all of this year’s technological advances into a modern package with four ABS blades. It comes in two sizes, and is available either with or without a light, allowing you to select a model with the features that best suit your needs. Select either a hardwired wall control or remote control with inbuilt smart functionality as your method of operation. Both sized fans in this range are capable of producing excellent airflow, enough to cool an outdoor area.

What’s Great With This Fan?

Suitable for outdoor undercover & coastal locations

High quality CHOICE recommended option

ABS plastic blades

8 step dimmable CCT LED light that is user replaceable

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4. Alula Ceiling Fan

“The airflow on this fan is absolutely superb. I hardly broke a sweat this Summer.”

One of the few extra large fans that can be installed outdoors, the Alula ceiling fan comes in either 60 inches or 80 inch sizes.  Both sizes provide excellent coverage for outdoor areas and are classified as high airflow. The Alula is available in white or black, and also with either koa or teak blades.

What’s Great With This Fan?

Suitable for outdoor undercover use

two size options with colour options

Industrial style design

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5. Origin Ceiling Fan

” The fan looks beautiful and matches my decor. It works wonders!”-

The Origin DC only needs 40w of power to produce 13,446 m3/hr, a superb air flow for outdoor areas. The blades’ unique shape and above average span contributes to the fan’s strong performance, realising the full potential of the DC motor. The Origin is also available with a light which integrate seamlessly with the fan’s flowing contours. The Origin will make a striking addition to your outdoor entertaining area in any of the three available colours.  

What’s Great With This Fan?

Suitable for Outdoor undercover installations

Highly decorative designer fan with a beautiful shape that flows cohesively

CHOICE recommended


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6. Fresco IP66 DC

“The IP66 rating provides excellent protection for use outdoors”

The Domus Fresco 52″ DC Ceiling Fan in White features an IP66 rating, ensuring it is dust and water-resistant. Equipped with a DC motor, it offers quiet operation and superior comfort with its 14,269 m3/h max airflow capacity. The lightweight design, coupled with an ABS polymer motor and canopy and blades ensure durability. It has a handy remote control with reversible functionality, a 9-speed setting and a timer feature.

What’s Great With This Fan?

IP66 Rating – can be exposed to the elements

DC Wall control available as an accessory

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7. Sanctuary DC Ceiling Fan

“The timber blades just look so good”

Available in either 86 or 92-inches, the Sanctuary Ceiling Fan will provide excellent coverage for expansive decks. A coating of waterproof sealer makes this one of the few timber bladed fans suitable for installation in covered outdoor areas. The fan’s metal components are also protected from coastal elements by a layer of anti-corrosive paint.

Not only does the Sanctuary offer ample cover and effective airflow, it’s also a unique design option among fans of a similar size. The combination of three solid timber blades with a tapered motor creates a stunning finishing touch for your outdoor entertaining area.


What’s Great With This Fan?

Suitable for outdoor undercover & coastal installation

Beautiful design in a large overall diameter

Anti corrosive paint applied on all metal components & waterproof sealer on solid timber blades

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8. Whisper DC Ceiling Fan

“Great looking fan at an excellent price point – perfect for my mid century modern house”

The ultra popular Whisper DC, available in either 48 inch or new 58 inch is a great choice for an outdoor undercover area. Backed by hundreds of positive reviews, the fan offers a great look at a very reasonable price point.

The architectural design features curved blades that look great and suit a number of popular interior design styles. The fan would look great under a modern pergola.

What’s Great With This Fan?

Affordable option with energy efficient DC motor

Suitable for outdoor undercover areas

Popular Scandinavian style design with lightweight ABS plastic blades

Popular Whisper DC Models

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9. Guardian IP55 DC Ceiling Fan

” Exactly what we needed for the new BBQ area!”

The Mercator Guardian DC Ceiling Fan is a durable weatherproof ceiling fan, ideal for indoors, outdoors and even coastal areas. The ceiling fan is made out of moulded and UV stabilised ABS plastic – meaning that the fan will not rust or corrode.

What’s Great With This Fan?

IP55 Rating

ABS rust free blades

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10. Storm Ceiling Fan

” The fan looks beautiful and matches my decor. It works wonders!”-

The Storm ceiling fan in five- blade design has already proven a popular choice for outdoor areas, and this year, it’s available in two brand new sizes, making it suitable for even more spaces. All three sizes (48”, 52 and 56”) are capable of producing enough airflow to cool an outdoor space, but the largest is particularly impressive. It’s 26-watt motor achieves an airflow of 16,000 m3/hr. If you need a light, you will find that the led panel integrated into the base of the Storm has an output bright enough to serve a single light source in outdoor areas, as well as giving you all the benefits of CCT.  

What’s Great With This Fan?

Suitable for outdoor undercover installations

High airflow 5 blade design with non rust ABS plastic blades

Great range of sizes and with or without light options make it a versatile choice

CHOICE recommended

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