In 2015 the Australian air conditioner market showed a 1.1% year-on-year growth, and reached over 870,000 units. Heat pump models accounted for 80% of the market. Due to some of the strictest energy-efficiency regulations in the world, almost all air conditioners in Australia adopt inverter technology.
Mini-splits are sold at appliance store chains such as Harvey Norman and Bing Lee as well as big box retailers such as Myer, Kmart, and Big W. The Australian market is unique in the relative importance of residential ducted heat pump PACs sold through specialist dealer channels. January 2016 business performance for sales in large home appliances chain stores was not good, and growth also slowed down in professional channels.