Practical advice for your work and home life

Tips to maximise your career or small business, choose the best tech, organise your finances and improve your health — here's how to get more done.

Lifehacker Australia runs all the best features and guides from the US and UK editions, eliminating the ones that are irrelevant locally while adding our own daily helping of tips and tricks.

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Organised across three key channels — Work, IT Pro and Life and — Lifehacker is all about actionable information you can use right now:


Posted monthly Comprehensive overview of the best current deals in Australia for mobile phones, internet access and more.

Lifehacker Reviews

Posted weekly Hardware, software and services tested by Lifehacker's expert staff.

Featured Workspace

Monthly The best work spaces and home offices from Australia and around the world.

Road Worrier

Monthly Tech advice and tips for travellers.

How I Work

Posted weekly The productivity tips and secrets of notable entrepreneurs and industry professionals.

How I Succeeded

Posted weekly We ask business leaders for the tactics behind their proven success.

Elevator Pitch

Monthly Startups explain their business strategies and future plans.


Posted weekly Microsoft Office tips, news and features.

Killer Interview Question

Posted weekly The tough, quirky and insightful questions that job applicants have been asked.


Posted weekly Trends and technologies IT workers need to know about to stay employed and improve their careers.


Posted weekly How to take full advantage of cloud technologies.


Posted weekly Guidance on ways to increase your chances of scoring that IT job you've always wanted.


Posted weekly The important IT security news and trends your organisation should be aware of.


Posted weekly Advice from leading tech analysts on how to do IT better at your organisation.


Posted monthly Money management and finance tips.


Posted monthly Monthly roundup of the best deals for credit cards, saving accounts and home loans.


Posted weekly How technology keeps us entertained and new developments in entertainment.

Ask Lifehacker

Posted daily Readers ask questions and get answers both from Lifehacker staff and from the wider Lifehacker community.


Posted weekly New insights into health & fitness.


Posted occasionally DIY know-how for weekend projects, home renovators and clever home hackers.

Taste Test

Posted occasionally Lifehacker puts its taste buds on the line testing new and unusual foods and beverages.

After Hours

Posted occasionally Carefully researched dating, sex and sexual health advice from the experts.



Lifehacker Editor

Chris has been a full-time tech journalist for 10 years with stints across Business IT, IT News, Good Gear Guide and PC & Tech Authority. A former high school History and English teacher, he specialises in computing, home entertainment, gaming, video production and globsters.

Chris’ interest in tech began at the age of four via the rubbery keys of a ZX Spectrum. When he’s not fiddling around with various gadgets his hands are kept full by his rapidly expanding family of squalling children (three at last count!). Read Chris' articles here.


Chris has held numerous roles in journalism over a long career both in Australia and overseas. He is the former opinion editor of HuffPost Australia, where he was a founding member of the start-up team. Prior to that he worked for News Corp Australia as a real estate editor and columnist. He also has experience in PR.

Beyond journalism Chris is the international bestselling author of two books and winner of a Victorian Premier's Literary Award. He is also a private pilot.

Weekend Editor

Logan has been blissfully embroiled in tech and games media since the dawn of the universe -- give or take a few billion years. At points along this timeline, Logan has held the editor job at Kotaku Australia and influential Aussie tech magazine, Atomic -- which won Best Gaming Title and Best Production team under his stewardship.

Logan is also co-director of Screwfly Studios, an independent games developer responsible for three cult titles since its founding in 2011. He is an experienced programmer and games designer, having held writing, PR and creative roles at Australian gaming studios Firemint and Tantalus. Read his articles here.

Social Media & Community Editor

Hayley is an aspiring Strong Female Character™ who writes across Gizmodo, Lifehacker and Kotaku Australia.

Named “Highly Commended” Best New Journalist at the 2015 Australian IT Journalism Awards, she has previously also contributed articles to Indie Games Magazine and spent six months dabbling in game design with Sydney indie developer Epiphany Games.

Despite the lack of a tragic backstory, Hayley still likes to moonlight as a well-dressed supervillain under the unconvincing cosplay pseudonym of Hayley Elise. Read her articles here.

Sub Editor

Amanda is a former human rights lawyer, current author, and pop culture enthusiast.

Her writing has been published and performed in Stories of Sydney (SWEATSHOP & Seizure), Westside (Westside Publications), The Last Word (Sydney Festival 2015), and The Voices Project (Australian Theatre for Young People).

In her spare time Amanda does stuff like play Dota and pretend to be cool on the internet. Once Gail Simone called her a superhero. That’s been a highlight of her life so far, along with the time she negotiated her way to 90% off the Doctor Who Series 1-4 box set. Read Amanda's stories here.