If you’re looking for Australian TV shows to watch in the US you’ve come to the right place. We’ll be updating this post as regularly as possible, including the Australian TV shows that have been picked up by US streaming services and cable channels. Because sometimes it’s nice to hear your own accent echoed back at you, and some of these shows really are worth watching. Now, you might just notice that I hold a healthy disdain for reality television. At least a certain type of reality TV shows. I’m sorry if my feelings shine through in this post.

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AUSTRALIAN TV SHOWS TO WATCH IN THE US

I was going to break the list up into genre, but that could get sticky, because some dramas are funny, and some comedies are also Documentary-like (think Agony Aunts). Instead we’ll just run through the shows in alphabetical order I feel like, starting with the ones I’ve watched.

This is not an exhaustive list, and I’m only up to the letter ‘L’ right now. There will be additions in the coming weeks and then updates whenever new Australia shows are added. 

Agony Aunts – Amazon

You can buy the first season of Agony Aunts for $9.99 and I highly recommend the investment in Adam Zwar’s Q&A style show that asks some of Australia’s wisest and funniest women their thoughts on the important things in life. From dating, to marriage, divorce, and everything in between. It features the likes of Judith Lucy, Wendy Harmer, Julia Zemiro, Angela Catterns, Hannah Gadsby and Myf Warhurst.

All Saints – Hulu

Prepare for a trip to the late 90s with Aussie medical drama All Saints. I used to watch this with my mum on Tuesday nights while I was in high school. That’s how old it is. Anyway, Hulu has all 12 seasons of the show that focuses on the nursing staff in Ward 17 of All Saints Western General Hospital, and stars Georgie Parker.

Angry Boys – Amazon Prime

Australian comedian Chris Lilley is known for his character-based comedy shows. In Angry Boys, he turns the spotlight onto disenfranchised youth in Australian suburbia.

ANZAC Girls – Amazon

Amazon offers the six part series for $14.99. It is a dramatisation of the stories of Australian and New Zealander nurses serving at Gallipoli and across the Western Front during World War I.

At Home With Julia – Amazon

The ABC sitcom that imagines the life of former Prime Minister Julia Gillard across four episodes. It was roundly deounced by the Labor Party and its MPs, so you know it’s got to be good. You will be shelling out $1.99 per episode though.

Aussie Gold Hunters – Netflix

Aussie Gold Hunters

Keep up with these prospectors as they search Western Australia for gold. Picture: Netflix.

This is a reality show that follows three teams of gold prospectors chasing the dream of striking it rich in the gold fields of Western Australia. Come for the scenes of outback life, stay to find out who makes the most money, who doesn’t find much gold at all, and who’s prospecting claim is robbed while they’re off searching other spots.

Australian Druglords – Amazon Prime

Free to your TV, this documentary covers the country’s biggest ever Class A drug busts and includes dealers such as Richard Buttrose, Shane Hatfield and Charlotte Lindstrom.

Australian Families of Crime – Amazon Prime

Along the same vein is Australian Families of Crime, which include the stories of Melbourne underworld killer Carl Williams, backpacker murderer Ivan Milat, and King of the Cross Abe Saffron.

Australia’s Next Top Model – Hulu

If you’re in the market for some mindless reality TV with the added bonus of learning to ‘find the light’ and your best angle for selfies, this is your best bet. There are seven seasons of the reality show were teens and young adults fight for a modelling contract.

The Beautiful Lie – Hulu

Here’s a drama about love, family, fidelity, seduction, jealous, and obligation. I haven’t watched it, and to me it sounds like a soapie. But sometimes you’re in the mood for that kind of trash. Don’t get too invested though, there are only six episodes.

Bed of Roses – Amazon (Acorn TV)

The story of a woman who’s once wealthy husband dies in the arms of another woman, leaving her penniless. She is forced to move back to her hometown to live with her mother.

Bondi Vet – Amazon

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Bondi Vet Chris Brown. Picture: Animal Planet.

Watching Dr Chris Brown patch up animals at the Bondi Junction Veterinary Hospital will set you back $19.99 per season, and there are only a few on offer.

Building Australia – Amazon Prime

Find out how some of the country’s most iconic houses were put together. It seems like a great show for architecture lovers, and it’s hosted by the late John Doyle.

Bondi Rescue – Netflix

I got tired of watching backpackers getting fished out of the waves at Bondi Beach pretty quickly, but if you’re still into it, you can watch the Bondi Surf Lifesaving team do their thing in seasons 7 & 8.

Cheapest Weddings – Netflix

Follows couples who are bucking the trend of spending thousands of dollars on a lavish wedding day. These Aussies are being as frugal as possible for their wedding days, but still striving for their dream event.

City Homicide – Hulu

We love a good crime drama in Australia, so it only stands to reason that City Homicide is available through Hulu. The show features Shane Bourne as part of a team of homicide cops investigating and solving murder mysteries.

Cleverman – Amazon

Australian TV show Cleverman

Waruu (Rob Collins), left, and Maliyan (Adam Briggs) butt heads in the first episode of Cleverman. Picture: Sundance TV

Cleverman was picked up by the ABC and is a drama that mixes Aboriginal mythology with a futuristic world where a race of super strong humanoid creatures are exploited. Enter the Cleverman, a chosen one, who can bring peace between the humans and the humanoids. The cast includes Australian indigenous rapper Adam Briggs.

Cloudstreet – Amazon (Acorn TV)

An adaptation of the Tim Winton novel of the same name, Cloudstreet is set near Perth between 1943 and 1963, and follows two families struggling to stay afloat. I adored the book in high school, but haven’t seen the mini series. Maybe start with the novel first if you’re looking for something to read.

Correlli – Amazon

This 1995 drama takes you into Blackstream jail with prison psychologist Louisa Correlli (Deborra-Lee Furness). It also features Furness’ husband Hugh Jackman.

Crime Investigation Australia – Amazon Prime

Our very own Unsolved Mysteries, except for the most part, I think these are solved. Watch the true stories behind Australian crime through re-enactments, witness, family and detective testimony.

Cyclone Tracy – Amazon Prime

We’ve all at least heard of the devastating cyclone that flattened Darwin on Christmas Day 1974. But do you know the story of the extreme weather event that killed 100, left 20,000 homeless and destroyed 80 per cent of the city’s buildings?

Dance Academy – Netflix

Dance Academy TV show

Keep your teens occupied with Dance Academy. Picture; Studio Canale

Great for tweens and early teens, this show follows 15-year-old Tara Webster who moves from Country Australia to take a spot at the National Academy of Dance.

Devil’s Dust – Amazon Prime

The corporate scandal that exposed multi-national company James Hardie ignoring the warnings and dangers that asbestos posed to its workers. This show winds back through the scandal and tells of how the fibre lead to the deaths of thousands.

Dinosaurs in the Outback – Amazon Prime

For all the little dinosaur-lovers and documentary-enthusiasts comes Dinosaurs in the Outback. It hunts down the scientific evidence of hoards of dinosaurs roaming what was Australia using live action and 3D animation.

The Divorce – Amazon Prime

Billed as a comedy, The Divorce is a mini-series of four episodes that take in the life of a wealthy couple who throw a glamorous party to celebrate their divorce

The Doctor Blake Mysteries – Amazon

Craig McLachlan stars as Doctor Blake in the ABC drama. Picture: ABC

The five season drama/mystery series follows Doctor Blake (Craig McLachlan) who returns to country Australia to run his father’s medical practice after spending decades in Scotland, fighting in World War II and living in China. So of course he’s the perfect candidate to solve murders in the rural town.

Double the Fist – Amazon

A comedy in the broadest sense of the term, the Fist team band together to save the planet from an endless parade of arch villains and the like.

Dumb, Drunk, and Racist – Amazon

Dumb, Drunk and Racist TV show

Can Joe Hildebrand convince four Indians that Aussies aren’t just a bunch of yobbos? Picture: Amazon

Australian journalist Joe Hildebrand takes four Indians on a road trip around Australia, to see if the stereotype of the Land Down Under being full of dumb, drunk and racist people, is true.The six part series examines our worst stereotypes.

Eagle and Evans – Amazon

This comedy is a little meta, so stick with me. Craig Eagle and Dailan Evans work as the warm up guys for a fictional Aussie variety show called The Blaze da Silva Experience. They basically spend  the show getting the audience excited for the main event and then in the green room trying to put off other performers.

East West 101 – Amazon Prime

There’s only one season and six episodes of the 2008 police drama available on Amazon. It centres on a brilliant Muslim detective who is forced to continually prove himself and his abilities in a post-9/11 world.

The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting – Netflix

Is a sketch comedy show that I’ve watched a few episodes of but couldn’t quite get into. As with all sketch comedies, it’s hit or miss, but don’t let my sense of humour put you off giving it a red hot go.

Family Rules – Amazon Prime

Family Rules TV show cast

Yes, they really are all family. Mum Daniella with her nine daughters. Picture: Screen Australia

Nine Aboriginal sisters try to stay true to their mother’s values in this six-part documentary series set in their home of Perth, Western Australia. Having that many daughters has to introduce some challenges.

Farscape – Amazon

This science fiction TV show was an Australian-American collaboration and became a bit of a cult “classic”. The inverted commas are because I’m not a fan. The show runs for four seasons, despite originally being planned for five. It follows American astronaut John Crichton, finds himself on the other side of the universe when his space mission goes wrong. Crichton then spends four seasons trying to get back to earth, with a gang of space criminals.

Food Safari – Amazon Prime

I used to watch this show on SBS back in the olden days of 2007, so I can warn you that it’ll make your mouth water. Host Maeve O’Meara undertakes a tour of Australia, visiting everyone from three-hatted chefs to passionate home cooks to find the taste of the country.

Glitch – Netflix

A police office and a doctor face an emotionally charged mystery when seven local residents return from the dead, as if they never died in the first place.

The Gods of Wheat Street – Netflix

The Gods of Wheat Street promotional image

The cast of The Gods of Wheat Street, telling the story of an Aboriginal family’s life in rural Australia. Picture: Simon Cardwell/PR image.

The head of a family struggles to keep his clan together, despite generational differences, politics and employment problems. Written by Australian actor, theatre director and manager, Jon Bell, The Gods of Wheat Street, draws on Bell’s own experience of growing up in Casino.

Green Way Up – Netflix

Four ecologically-minded 20 somethings try to travel the thousands of kilometers from Tasmania to Darwin, fueled solely by biodiesel.

Grand Designs Australia – Netflix

I adore the British version of this show, so why not watch the Aussie version too? The documentary series follows couples and families as they embark on building their dream homes. But they’re not just your run of the mill three bed, two baths places. These homes usually have a vision behind them, and the build journey is always pretty cool.

H20: Just Add Water – Netflix

Another show made for tweens and early teens. Three teenagers are stranded on an island when they go for a swim in a ‘mystical’ pool during a full moon, turning them into mermaids with magic powers.

Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette – Netflix

Hannah Gadsby

Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby stunned the comedy world with Nanette. Picture: Netflix.

This is the critically acclaimed show that shot Tasmanian comedian Hannah Gadsby into the spotlight. Warning, this isn’t “just” comedy. Hannah masterfully brings you into her life with squeals of laughter, before showing you a violent, unforgiving society and the damage it can do.

Hardliners – Netflix

This documentary series follows longline fishermen who risk their lives in the treacherous waters off the east coast of Australia to catch big tuna and swordfish.

Haunting Australia – Amazon Prime

Six ghost hunters from all over the world converge on Australia to investigate paranormal activity in what are supposedly the country’s most haunted locations. All eight episodes are free on Amazon.

Instant Hotel – Netflix

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Be ready for backstabbing and vitriol from the Instant Hotel contestants. Picture: Netflix.

This reality TV show follows five teams that run their own Airbnb-style hotels as they stay in each other’s holiday oases. Much like Come Dine With Me, each team gives the others scores on their Instant Hotels, and a winner is declared at the end of each five episode blocks. It gets bitchy, but there are also some great Australianisms and you can almost bathe in the Aussie strine.

I Own Australia’s Best Home – Netflix

A reality type series where two designers and an architect stay in Australian homes, and the public cast their votes on their favourites. The best from each episode are then pitted against each other to find the country’s ‘best’ house.

Ja’mie: Private School Girl – Amazon HBO

Ja'mie Private School Girl on HBO

Picture: HBO

Want to relive your high school days with as much narcissism involved as possible? Step into Ja’mie King’s world – the queen bee of Summer Heights High. Created by and starring Chris Lilley.

Jack Irish – Amazon (Acorn TV)

Acclaimed Aussie actor Guy Pearce stars as Jack Irish, the brooding antihero from Peter Temple’s novels. Irish is a former criminal lawyer who turns to private investigation and debt collection as a new career path.

Janet King – Amazon (Acorn TV)

Created as a spin off from Crownies (see above), Prosecutor Janet King moves from the Department of Public Prosecutions, through to a Royal Commission, and later, a National Crime Commission.

Jessica – Amazon Prime

Sam Neill stars as the washed up lawyer who can’t stay away from the booze. He’s representing Jessica, who was sent to a mental asylum by her family under false pretenses.

John Safran’s Race Relations – Amazon

Safran is known as a controversial Melbourne documentary maker, in the vein of Louis Theroux. In this eight-part series, Safran explores inter racial relationships and whether they are sustainable.

Keeping Up With The Joneses – Netflix

A reality TV series follows the Jones family in country Australia as they wrangle crocodiles and round up cattle with helicopters. Just normal, everyday things like that.

The Letdown – Netflix

The Letdown TV show Netflix

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A comedy, depending on your point of view, on the realities of (new) parenting. Audrey needs help with her newborn and joins a support group. It features Australian acting stalwart and Play School veteran Noni Hazelhurst.

The Librarians – Amazon

Written, produced and starred in by Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope (who you may recognise as Australian comedy veterans), The Librarians follows a head librarian who is completely oblivious to the needs of her employees.

Lowdown – Amazon

Set in the world of celebrity journalism and narrated by Geoffery Rush, Lowdown is named for the celebrity column in a newspaper, written by Adam Zwar’s character, Alex Burchill.

Lunatics – Netflix

Sometimes controversial comedian Chris Lilley does what he does best in this mockumentary – playing the lead characters. They’re all misfits who can be described as out there and a little obscene.

Lyndey Milan’s Taste of Australia – Amazon Prime

Apparently Lyndey Milan is a much-loved TV personality but she’s either before my time or after it, because she doesn’t seem familiar to me. In this series, Milan uncovers the ‘backbone’ of Australia’s culinary culture.

Mako Mermaids – Netflix

A spin off to the H20 series (see above), which sees a boy who is accidentally turned into a Merman and puts the lives of three mermaids in danger. Another one for the tweens.

McLeod’s Daughters – Amazon Prime & Hulu

When Jack McLeod dies, his two daughters inherit his cattle ranch in outback Australia, called Drover’s Run. The drama follows the sisters as they run the ranch together with a housekeeper and her teenage daughter.

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries – Netflix

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Australian TV show

Picture: Netflix

Did you know that this drama is responsible for making some Americans think that Aussies are a promiscuous Anyway, it’s set in 1930s Melbourne, where Ms Fisher, a ‘lady detective’ , shrugs off the idea that women shouldn’t be working in dangerous fields.

Mortified – Amazon Prime

Another one for the kids. Mortified is your basic story of a confused pre-teen trying to understand who she is and where she fits in the world.

Mr & Mrs Murder – Amazon (Acorn TV)

Starring one of my favourite Aussie actors/comedians, Shaun Micallef, Mr & Mrs Murder is about a coupe of crime scene cleaners who find solving cases just as easy as cleaning up after the crimes.

Mr Inbetween – Amazon

need a criminal to do your bidding for a price? Call on Ray Shoesmith and he’s got your back.

Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries – Amazon (Acorn TV)

We do love our crime and mystery dramas in Australia judging by this list. This one is a spin off from and sees Miss Fisher’s niece Peregrine take no the mantle of lady detective in 1960s Melbourne.

Murder Calls – Amazon Prime

For true crime enthusiasts, Murder Calls explores Australia’s most shocking murder cases using phone calls from witnesses and victims, as well as interviews with the victims’ families and the police.

My Family Feast – Amazon Prime

Aussies also love cooking shows (but who doesn’t?). This one takes us into the homes of Australian immigrants to get a window into their cooking traditions.

Mystery Road – Amazon (Acorn TV)

Mystery Road

Picture: Acorn TV

When two boys go missing from a cattle station in outback Australia, the investigation leads to much more than just solving a mystery.

Navy Divers – Amazon (Tubi TV)

This documentary series follows the Royal Australian Navy opens up its training program for the Clearance Diver Branch, which is said to be the most intense training program in the Navy.

No Activity – Hulu

There are a lot of familiar faces in this 2015 comedy drama that’s based loosely on Australia’s biggest ever drug bust.

Northern Territory – Australia’s Outback – Amazon Prime

Take a trip to the Northern Territory from the comfort of your couch (less flies that way). This documentary takes you over the rivers, billabongs and wetlands of Kakadu National Park. It also explores paintings of Aboriginal artists.

Nowhere Boys – Amazon

Four teenage boys get lost in a forest during a school excursion and get caught in a lightening storm. When they return home the next day, they enter a world where they don’t actually exist anymore.

Offspring – Netflix

Offspring Australian TV show

Picture: Netflix.

The story of obstetrician Nina Proudman, her messy love life and her even messier family.

The Other Guy – Hulu

Remember Matt Okine the Triple J radio DJ? Then you also know he’s a stand up comic and now has his own . show. They say you should write what you know, and he’s written a comedy centred on himself as the main character, a radio DJ, who discovers his long-term girlfriend has been having an affair with his best friend. Well worth a watch.

The Outback – Amazon

A documentary that spans a year of life in the Kimberly region in North West Australia. It follows the animals and people of the rugged and remote area.

Outback Truckers – Netflix

Follow Australia’s truckies as they drive through deserts, battle fires, treacherous downpours, and make their way through chassis-deep mud to deliver their cargo.

Pacific Heat – Netflix

Created by Aussie comedy legends Rob Sitch, Santo Cilauro, and Tom Gleisner, this animated comedy is about a group of Gold Coast undercover cops who investigate everything from petty theft to international drug cartels.

The Pacific – Amazon Prime

This 10 episode World War II miniseries is a dramatisation of the war as it happened in the Pacific region.

Packed to the Rafters – Hulu

Packed to the Rafters Australian TV show

Picture: Hulu.

An Australian family dramedy set in the Sydney (well-to-do) suburbs. It focuses on Dave and Julie Rafter and their three kids Rachel, Ben and Nathan.

Picnic at Hanging Rock – Amazon Prime

We’ve all heard of the novel by Joan Lindsay about the mysterious disappearances of three schoolgirls and their governess in 1900. This six episode series, aired in 2018, looks into the far-reaching impact of the disappearances at the College and in the community.

Picnic at Hanging Rock – Amazon

You can also buy or rent the 1975 movie of the same name, which put director Peter Weir on the map as an acclaimed Australian director.

A Place to Call Home – Amazon (Acorn TV)

This Australian period drama features Noni Hazlehurst, and is set in rural NSW after the end of World War II. It centres on Sarah Adam, who returns home after 20 years abroad, only to clash with weathly matriarchElizabeth Bligh.

Please Like Me – Hulu

Please Like Me Australian TV series

Picture: Hulu

A coming-of-age drama/comedy written by Aussie comedian Josh Thomas and featuring fellow comedian Hannah Gadsby. It explores mental illness, coming out as gay, and life in suburban Australia for Millennials. I highly recommend it.

Poh’s Kitchen – Amazon

Australian Masterchef runner up Poh, joins with internationally-renowned chefs in her kitchen to create mouth-watering dishes that will have you craving the tastes of home.

The Principal – Amazon Prime

This four-part drama series focuses on Matt Bashir (Alex Dimitriades) who is promoted to principal at Boxdale Boys High in south west Sydney. The school has a history of conflict and Bashir has the job of turning it around.

Rain Shadow – Amazon (Acorn TV)

The story of two veterinarians struggling to save their drought-ridden Australian farming town. It’s unsentimental and stars Rachel Ward (of Thorn Birds fame).

Rake – Netflix or Amazon Prime

Rake Australian TV Show

Picture: ABC TV.

Criminal lawyer Cleaver Greene (Richard Roxburgh) defends the criminally indefensible, from bigamists to cannibals and everything in between. This series is highly acclaimed in Australia and includes guest stars such as Cate Blanchette, Hugo Weaving, and Toni Collette.

Rescue Special Ops – Amazon Prime

Dean and Chase Gallagher are brothers with a competitive streak who argue over everything and agree on nothing. But as members of the elite Rescue Special Operations Unit, they work together to save lives.

The River Kings – Amazon Prime

Filmed on South Australia’s Murray River, this television mini-series is set during the 1920s and tells the story of a runaway who escapes to the river to work on a paddleboat steamer.

Rostered On – Netflix

Finally, a mockumentary series on the joys (cough) of retail work. This is set at the fictional ElectroWorld and deals with all the infuriating and hilarious tribulations of retail work.

Safe Harbour – Hulu

On a yacht holiday from Darwin to Indonesia, five Australians come across a broken-down fishing boat full of asylum seekers. The Australians decide to help by towing the boat, but when they wake up in the morning the boat is gone. What follows is a mystery of what happened.

Sando – Amazon (Acorn TV)

Sando Australian TV Show

Picture: Acorn TV.

Described as a ‘madcap’ Australian comedy in the vein of Arrested Development, this showfollows Victoria Sandringham, the CEO of a furniture-store empire, who tries to win back her family and her business after a lifetime of being plain inappropriate.

Secret City – Netflix

A relentless muckracker pushes for truth and transparency in Australia’s corridors of political power putting her life and career under threat.

Secrets & Lies – Netflix

A psychological thriller, that follows everyday, family man Ben, who finds the body of a four-year-old boy and quickly becomes the main suspect in the murder.

Send in the Dogs Australia – Amazon Prime

The Australian version of this international showcases the work of Australia’s largest State Police dog units as they track down criminals, explosives, drugs and weapons.

Sensing Murder – Amazon Prime

When traditional facts and evidence aren’t enough to solve a crime, the”Sensing Murder”team steps in. It is actually an adaptation of a Danish paranormal crime series where professional clairvoyants use their powers to solve crimes.

Servant or Slave – Amazon Prime

Australia’s history is a dark one, especially after the invasion and colonisation by British settlers. This movie tells the story of thousands of Aboriginal girls who were part of the Stolen Generations, taken from their families and made to be servants by the Australian Government. It follows the lives of five women who were first domestic servants and then forced into slave labour.

Shame – Amazon Prime

Shame Australian Movie

Picture: Amazon.

Shame falls into the Australian movie category, and tells the story of a lawyer traveling through the Australian outback on holiday. She stops in a small Western Australian town when her motorbike breaks down, and ends up helping the mechanic’s daughter who was raped y the son of the wealthiest man in town.

Sisters – Netflix

When a fertility doctor admits to impregnating his patients with his own sperm, his daughter goes on a mission to find her siblings and eventually finds 100 brothers and 2 sisters.

Sisters of War – Amazon Prime

A group of Australian nurses and Catholic nuns on a Pacific island, become Japanese prisoner’s of war during World War II. This series is based on a true story.

The Slap – Amazon

Based on a book by Christos Tsiolkas, The Slap centres on a 40th birthday party that gets heated when a child is slapped and his parents take legal action.

SLiDE – Amazon

Five Brisbane teenagers making their way into adulthood, along with all the firsts that come with it.

Snake Boss – Amazon Prime

When you’re a pastry chef, and puppeteer, where else can you go with your skills? Apparently, snake catching is the next step in Brisbane. Julia Baker is one of only a handful female snake catchers. She and her partner, Johnny Bagpipes (yeah, that’s legit) try to get people to understand snakes instead of being scared of them.

Snowy River: The McGregor Saga – Amazon Prime

The Man from Snowy River Hugh Jackman

Picture: Amazon.

Based on Banjo Paterson’s poem ‘Man From Snowy River’, and set in Paterson’s Ridge in the mountains near Melbourne during the late 19th Century. The series tells the story of one of the richest and most influential men in town. Stars Hugh Jackman and Guy Pearce.

Spirited – Amazon Prime

Dentist Suzy, Claudia Karvan, meets the ghost of an 80s English rock star named Henry Mallet. And weirdness ensues.

Sporting Nation – Amazon

A documentary on Australia’s love of sport. John Clarke explores Australia’s obsession with sport over three episodes, and why we take it so seriously.

The Story of Australia – Amazon Prime

This six-episode series tells the story of Australia, showing why the country is so unique, distilling the farming culture, the country’s mining history, the importance of international students who come to be educated, and our cities.

The Straits – Amazon Prime

This isn’t your tale of an average Aussie family. The Montebello family are more into drug smuggling into Australia, and getting guns and exotic wildlife out of the country.

The Strange Calls – Hulu

An Australian comedy television series where a police officer is transferred to a small country town, and calls for help to the station get stranger every night.

The Suspects: True Australian Thrillers – Amazon Prime

The Suspects: True Australian Thrillers

Picture; Channel 7.

The true crimes that made some of Australia’s most intriguing offenders famous.

Tales by Light – Netflix

Photographers and filmmakers travel the world to bring greater awareness to children in need. In their travels, they visit outback Australia and Aboriginal tribes.

Towies – Netflix

Watch Australia’s toughest tow truck operators work to keep Queensland’s streets clear of overturned semi trailers and other automotive disasters.

Tricky Business – Amazon Prime

A drama about a family that runs a debt collection business and the lengths that people will go to, to get themselves out of trouble.

Twentysomething – Amazon

Another coming-of-age drama about Jess and Josh, who are best friends and housemates. They live for the weekend while the rest of their friends are finishing uni degrees or climbing the corporate ladder.

Under Capricorn – Amazon (Acorn TV)

A period drama about a young Irishman who arrives in New South Wales back in 1831, eager to make his fortunes.

Underbelly – Amazon Prime

Underbelly Australian TV series

Picture: Amazon.

There are a myriad of series in the Underbelly franchise, many of which are available on Amazon Prime or Acorn TV. They dramatise true stories of Australian criminal gangs over the years.

You can watch:

  • Underbelly Squizzy
  • Underbelly Badness
  • Underbelly NZ

Unplanned America – Amazon (Tubi TV)

A show about three Australians who ignore any semblance of an itinerary and find themselves in the most intimidating, weird, and wonderful societies that America has to offer.

Unveiled – Netflix

A reality TV show about the cosmetic procedures that brides-to-be undergo to feel their best before their wedding days.

Wanted – Netflix

Strangers Lola and Chelsea become partners on the run when they witness a murder involving crooked cops, and a framed for the crime.

Wadjemup: Black Prison White Playground – Amazon Prime

Rottnest Island, commonly referred to as ‘Rotto’ by locals, is now a beautiful island off the coast of Western Australia, filled with tourists and quokkas. It is also a place of cultural significance to the Aboriginal people, which was turned into a nightmare for them. Hundreds of Aboriginal men were tortured here and are buried in unmarked graves.

Wild Australia – Amazon Prime

This documentary captures the essence of the Australian wilderness and the fascinating creatures that live in it.

Wilfred: The Complete Original Series  – Amazon Prime

Wilfred Australian TV Show

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Another series created by Adam Zwar, Wilfred is the story of a dog who appears as a man in a dog suit. There’s more, it’s funny and it was picked up by US TV and remade with Elijah Wood in the lead role.

Winter – Amazon (Acorn TV)

Oh look, it’s a crime drama! We haven’t had any of those! After years of solving series crimes, Detective Sergeant Eve Winter resigns herself to living the quieter life. But when a search for a missing girl in a small Australian town uncovers five dead bodies in a field, Eve is convinced to join the case.

Wolf Creek – Amazon

Not for the feint of heart, Wolf Creek stars John Jarratt as one of the scariest backpacker killers you pray you’ll never meet.

Wolf Creek 2 – Amazon Prime

In the same vein as the previous film, this one follows exchange student Paul as he visits the Wolf Cree Crater.

Australian TV shows available in the US