DNA Test Prices

How much do DNA tests cost?

Below are the regular prices of DNA tests for genealogy (and for identifying biological family) for consumers in Australia, and links to information on pricing for other countries, and associated products or subscriptions (if relevant).

If you are new to DNA testing and keen to get started quickly, you should know that there are five DNA matching databases for genealogy and different people test at different companies… but you can’t go wrong by selecting the most popular and highly-recommended AncestryDNA test.  If you have more time available, you may like to learn about the different types of DNA tests and compare the features of each of the autosomal DNA tests.  If you have already done a genealogy DNA test, or you start with AncestryDNA now, you can upload your DNA data to several other DNA databases to get more matches.

DNA Test Prices


CompanyRegularCurrentSaleGSTShippingTotalAUD $Return
AncestryA$129A$129incl.A$29.99 for one kit

(A$10 per additional kit)

Dog DNA Test

NEW from Ancestry!

A$129A$129incl.A$29.99 for one kit

(A$10 per additional kit)

MyHeritageA$159A$59Ends 1 Juneincl.A$23.09 for one kit

or Free Shipping for 2+ kits

FamilyTreeDNAUS$79A$79US$9.95 for one kit

(US$4.95 per additional kit)

23andMeUS$129US$129US$22.71US$98.09 by courierUS$249.80376Included
Living DNAA$169A$139Use Justfordad
for 5% extra off
A$14.95 per kitA$153.95154Included

Autosomal DNA Test Price Comparison as at  27 May 2024   (conversions use Google Exchange Rates).

Scroll down for details by company and for other countries…

AncestryDNA regular price:  A$129 plus shipping (each kit includes a return-paid shipping box)

Any current sales will be visible on Ancestry’s website once you click through the advert below 

Ancestry AU
  • You do not need an Ancestry membership to test your DNA, to see your DNA results, to contact your matches or to build unlimited family trees (but a membership is required to access historical records).

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MyHeritage DNA kit A$159 + shipping (or free shipping for 2+ kits)

  • You do not need a MyHeritage membership to test your DNA, to see your DNA results, to contact your matches or to build <250 person family trees.
  • The MyHeritage Complete Plan lets you search and view millions of historical records and family trees, and access additional DNA features & tools.
  • Scan, enhance, colourise and bring your photographs to life with Reimagine by MyHeritage: 

23andMe    US$129 plus shipping (by courier both ways)

Note that 23andMe provides their ancestry service to Australian customers, however their health products are not available to Australian & New Zealand customers.

23andMe customers can create a hardcover book called The Story of Your DNA, which includes your Ancestry Composition, your Neanderthal ancestry, the traits you share with your DNA Relatives, and details of what your DNA says about your roots across the globe.  23andMe customers can order this keepsake for themselves, and in the near future they will be able to order a gift for a friend or family member with whom they are sharing their DNA results.

(Living DNA sometimes offers free shipping on 3 or more kits, so check in your cart to see if this applies at the time of your order)

Your Living DNA ancestry kit includes a breakdown of your biogeographical ancestry into 80 worldwide regions including 21 British regions, as well as your motherline (mtDNA) and fatherline (Y-DNA, males only) haplogroups.

Australians can order a Living DNA Wellbeing test or a combined Ancestry & Wellbeing test.

You can order your Personalised Ancestry Book in your online account.

UK customers can order the health tests below:


Birth, death, marriage notices and obituaries are one of the top research resources used by genetic genealogists to reconstruct family trees.  Newspapers.com is a favourite for finding entries that aren’t available elsewhere, including from The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia:

Add interest to your British family stories and research with birth, marriage, & death notices, obituaries, and community news and events from the British Newspaper Archive:

Also try OldNews.com from MyHeritage – a huge collection of historical newspapers from around the world.

Free Y-DNA tests

Free Y-DNA tests: Some surname projects offer free or subsidised Y-DNA tests to encourage males with particular surnames from particular locations to test – so check the ISOGG list of free DNA tests.


DNA from Stamps, Envelopes & Hair?

Can you extract DNA from stamps, envelopes & hair?

For information on extracting DNA from personal items or artefacts, see all the details in DNA from Deceased Ancestors.

Whole Genome Sequencing tests your whole genome – 6.4 billion base pairs, not just the (approx) 700,000 markers that we use for genealogy.  Depending on coverage/quality of the testing (ie. how many times a particular SNP/location is read) it can be suitable for health interpretations.  Read my experience getting started in What is a Nebula Genomics DNA test? and refer to Nebula Genomics for more information.

Hundreds of recorded webinars on DNA testing and Genetic Genealogy topics, plus a continual stream of upcoming webinars you can watch live.  Some of the latest include:


Have you hit a brick wall in your research?  If you need help finding that elusive ancestor, tracking down rare international records or translating foreign documents, I recommend Legacy Tree Genealogists.
They have a network of professional researchers with access to archives around the globe.
Contact LTG for a free quote and save US$50 on in-depth research projects.


From beginners to advanced, fiction and non-fiction, printed or eBooks…

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Determine breed, traits and matches to other dogs, with Know Your Pet DNA.

More information at petdna.ancestry.com

"Transfer a copy of your DNA data to other databases to get more DNA matches for free!"