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Take a break from the pressures of the ever-changing landscape of the global pandemic, geopolitical events and looming interest rate rises by immersing yourself in a well-made Australian TV series.

During the pandemic, a “streaming boom” occurred in Australia. More television content is available to us than ever before. 80 per cent of Aussies now watch at least one streaming service, with the average household paying up to $55 a month on subscriptions (Healey, 2021).

Homegrown productions have done surprisingly well, at one point making history by taking the top three spots at the local box office (Janssen, 2021).

There’s a long list of shows to stream on your device, each vying for your time and attention. But if you’re specifically looking for Australian TV shows, there’s a great selection to choose from.

The line-up of TV shows made in Australia during the pandemic has been eclectic – spanning masterful drama, witty black comedies, engaging documentaries and more (IMDb, 2022).

To give you an idea of what’s good recently based on what’s trending and our own top picks, we’ve listed 10 top-notch Australian-made TV shows available to stream right now on the following platforms:  

Australian TV Show Streaming Platform Genre IMDB Rating Classification Title Info
Mr Inbetween Foxtel Comedy 8.6/10 MA15+ Dark comedy about an Aussie bloke who works as a criminal for hire.
Muster Dogs ABC iView Documentary 8.5/10 PG For dog lovers – five Graziers from around Australia are given five kelpies from the same litter to train them into champion muster dogs.
Fisk ABC iView Comedy 7.8/10 M Fast-paced comedy about Helen Tudor-Fisk, a contracts lawyer who, due to life circumstances, has to take a job at a suburban law firm.
Jack Irish ABC iView Crime 7.8/10 M A criminal lawyer turned private investigator is framed for murder of a missing person he is investigating.
Love Me Foxtel, Binge Romance 7.8/10 MA15+ Explores modern love of three couples at different stages of life.
Bump Stan Drama 7.7/10 MA15+ Oly, an ambitious and high-achieving teenage girl has an unexpected pregnancy which complicates the lives of two families.
Wakefield ABC iView Mystery 7.6/10 M Gifted psychiatric nurse Nik Katira questions the line between reality and madness as his own sanity suddenly starts to slip.
The Tourist Stan Thriller 7.1/10 MA15+ A man wakes up in the Australian outback with no memory and must use the few clues he has to discover his identity before his past catches up with him.
The Unusual Suspects SBS on Demand Comedy 6.8/10 MA15+ A group of women from different walks of life come together to ensure that justice is served after the theft of a multi-million-dollar necklace.
New Gold Mountain SBS on Demand Western 6.2/10 MA15+

 

Historic TV show made locally in Ballarat set in 1857 focusing on the relationship between Chinese and European diggers when a murdered European woman is discovered to have links to the Chinese community.

References

Healey, B. (2021, September 20). 80% of Australian households now subscribe to at least one streaming service, as the Digital Entertainment Boom Continues. Business Insider Australia. Retrieved March 31, 2022, from https://www.businessinsider.com.au/80-australian-households-streaming-service

Janssen, E. (2021, February 12). Australian films make history by taking the top three spots at the National Box Office. Australian films make history by taking the top three spots at the national box office. Retrieved March 31, 2022, from https://www.flicks.com.au/news/for-the-first-time-ever-australian-movies-take-the-top-three-spots-at-the-national-box-office/?refresh

IMDb: Ratings, Reviews, and Where to Watch the Best Movies & TV Shows. Retrieved March 31, 2022, from https://www.imdb.com/