About Heatlie

Quality, Innovation, Family

It was 13 years ago that we bought a small and struggling bbq manufacturing business. We had a little experience in managing a start-up business but no manufacturing training and very little money, but what we DID have was the passion to make it a success. Forty plus years since its inception and the business is as strong as ever and the word is spreading about how incredibly good our BBQs are.

We want to take this opportunity to thank you for joining us on this amazing journey. It is with gratitude that we have watched our small Australian business grow and it is all because of you, our loyal customers, together with our suppliers and employees that we continue to go from strength to strength.

In 2018, Heatlie remain true to our commitment to manufacturing the best quality, Australian Made products. Innovation is foremost in our product and business development. Our 15 trusted employees are a committed team that are the lifeblood of our small family business. As we build our business and look to the future, we are welcoming the contribution of the next generation of our immediate family and we are looking forward to supplying world class products to our valued customers.

All Heatlie BBQs are Proudly Australian Made

Our Products

Our stainless steel bbqs are the toughest you will find anywhere in the world, and we are here to prove it to you! Our customer service and attention to quality will have you celebrating around your new barbie in no time. NOTE: Unfortunately parts of our website are down at the moment. Please give us a call or send us an email if you have an enquiry. Phone 08 8376 9330 or

Island Gourmet Elite

Now available in two sizes, this barbecue can be easily incorporated into your Outdoor Kitchen. It can be installed into a bench-top of any material, including combustibles. A grill plate is now available for purchase with the Island Gourmet, to cook the perfect steak.

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Snappy King

The best outdoor oven on the market! Anything you can cook in an oven, you can cook in a Snappy King, but easier to clean.

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Sturdy, reliable and just plain tough. This is the barbecue of choice for the Australian Defence Force, hire and catering industries, schools and sporting clubs.

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Park BBQs

A must for all councils, National Parks, mine sites and other public spaces, the Park BBQ is easy-to-clean, tamper-proof, safe and hygienic.

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The ultimate crowd pleaser, the roaster is favoured by caterers, the Australian Defence Force and restaurateurs when it comes to outdoor events and entertaining.

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Need to keep food warm, ready to serve the crowds outdoors? The Heatlie Hotbox keeps plated food warm, ready for when your customers are ready to eat.

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After many years of catering at home, for business events and staff lunches, here is a collection of our favourite recipes for you to enjoy.

Sticky Date Pudding

Dessert | Serves 15

Suitable BBQs

Pumpkin Caesar Salad

Side Dish | Serves 6

Heatlie Blog

Sweet stuff

From pancakes and pizza to baked seafood, slow-cooked roasts and even lasagne, today’s barbecues can be used to cook just about any meal – not to mention the traditional chops and snags. But have you considered using your barbecue to whip up dessert? Barbecues that feature a stainless steel hotplate, such as Heatlie’s Island Gourmet […]

Vegetarian delight

Think barbecue and most of us will expect meat to be on the menu. But with Roy Morgan Research recently finding that almost 10 per cent of Australians identify as vegetarian*, it’s a good idea to have a few veggie-friendly barbecue dishes up your sleeve.   Likewise, people who are vegetarian shouldn’t shun the barbecue. […]

Street food-style barbecuing

My family and I love to travel – both for business and pleasure – and experiencing authentic food, fresh produce and the dining culture of our destination is always a priority. As a self-confessed barbecue tragic, I love to check out what the locals are barbecuing, and I’m always amazed by the different types and […]

‘Expert Advice’ column

Offering year-round entertaining, extending your living space and adding value to your home, it’s little wonder that Aussie home owners have embraced outdoor kitchens with enthusiasm. However, there are traps for young players, so whether you’re adding an outdoor kitchen to an existing home or incorporating one into a new build, it’s important to do […]

Which barbecue is right for you?

When my husband and I first bought Heatlie Barbecues a colleague told us that a typical customer started barbecuing on a round, three-legged portable gas barbecue like everyone had in the 1970s and 80s. Then, when they wanted something more substantial and impressive, they graduated to an outdoor kitchen-type unit, complete with five-burners, half grill, […]

Barbecue brilliance

Summer is the season for barbecues and most units get a work-out over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. But is there too much of a good thing? Even the most die-hard outdoor cooking fan can get tired of the same old foods and set-up, so in the interests of taking your barbecue repertoire […]

Planning an outdoor kitchen

One of the hottest outdoor design trends is the outdoor kitchen. But like any home renovation project, careful planning is required. Andrea Mead, owner of Australian barbecue manufacturer Heatlie, gives us her top tips:   Position – think about the outdoor kitchen’s proximity to other areas of the house, privacy and how to optimise any […]

Vegetarian Delight

Bring your veggies outside and embrace meat-­free barbecuing for fresh and healthy meals Think ‘barbecue’ and most of us will expect meat to be on the menu. But with Roy Morgan Research recently finding that almost 10 per cent of Australians identify as vegetarian. It’s a good idea to have a few veggie-friendly barbecue dishes up your […]