Best new Australian TV series (2016 overview - TV & Netflix)

Australia is not a country that comes to mind when you think about the origins of good series on a tuesday night. They do exist, however. Here you’ll find the shows that deserve attention.
The Vore's TV staff selects the top best Australian TV series of 2016 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are Deb Cox, Fiona Eagger & Kerry Greenwood Australia's best creators?

A list of the best series from down-under. Australian series have been broadcasted on television all over the world. The very best Australian tv series are listed here. Some are currently still airing on tv, others have been out on DVD for quite a while now. From Australian new dramaseries, to detectives and children/teenager highschool series.

Australian TV series 2016
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Best Australian TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2016

Best Australian TV series out on DVD, Bluray or VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  1. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (24-2-2013 )
  2. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries revolves around the personal and professional life of Phryne Fisher, a glamorous private detective in 1920s Melbourne.

    Trailer of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries on Youtube

    Release date 24-2-2013
    Creator Deb Cox, Fiona Eagger & Kerry Greenwood
    Starring Essie Davis, Nathan Page & Hugo Johnstone-Burt
    Similar tv shows The Bletchley Circle, Murdoch Mysteries
    Themes justice, crime, mystery,
    Review 80%
    Country Australia •
    Keywords adventurous • authentic • based on a novel • high-quality • historical •
    Episodes 3
    Network ABC
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries on iTunes

  3. Wentworth (1-5-2013 )
  4. A mother enters prison after being charged with the attempted murder of her husband. In order to survive, she has to learn how prison works.

    Trailer of Wentworth on Youtube

    Release date 1-5-2013
    Creator Reg Watson & Lara Radulovich
    Starring Danielle Cormack, Nicole da Silva & Kate Atkinson
    Similar tv shows Bad Girls, Orange is the New Black
    Themes isolation, manipulation, punishment, drama, prison,
    Review 90%
    Country Australia •
    Keywords action-packed • dramatic • intense •
    Episodes 4
    Network SoHo
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / Wentworth on iTunes

  5. A Place to Call Home (1-12-2014 )
  6. Set in Country New South Wales in the period following World War II, the series follows Sarah Adams, who has returned to Australia after twenty years abroad to start a new life and ends up clashing with wealthy matriarch Elisabeth Bligh.

    Trailer of A Place to Call Home on Youtube

    Release date 1-12-2014
    Creator Bevan Lee
    Starring Marta Dusseldorp, Noni Hazlehurst & Brett Climo
    Similar tv shows Anzac Girls, Love Child
    Themes second world war, drama, romance,
    Review 80%
    Country Australia •
    Episodes 3
    Network Seven Network
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / A Place to Call Home on iTunes

  7. Underbelly (13-2-2008 )
  8. The tales of Melbourne's underworld.

    Trailer of Underbelly on Youtube

    Release date 13-2-2008
    Starring Caroline Craig, Marcus Shultz & Paul Tassone
    Similar tv shows Rush
    Themes justice, law, police, based on true events, crime, drama,
    Review 80%
    Country Australia •
    Keywords authentic • based on a novel • believable •
    Episodes 6
    Network Nine Network
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / Underbelly on iTunes

  9. Please like Me (28-2-2013 )
  10. Josh realizes that he is a homosexual rigth after breaking up with his girlfriend.

    Trailer of Please like Me on Youtube

    Release date 28-2-2013
    Creator Josh Thomas
    Starring Josh Thomas, John & Thomas Ward
    Similar tv shows Looking, Cucumber
    Themes friendship, comedy, drama,
    Review 85%
    Country Australia •
    Keywords adorable • charming • conversational • funny • noteworthy •
    Episodes 3
    Network ABC2
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / Please like Me on iTunes

  11. Rake (4-11-2010 )
  12. The brilliant lawyer Rake is caught up in a whirlwind of hopeless cases, desperate women and self-destruction.

    Trailer of Rake on Youtube

    Release date 4-11-2010
    Creator Peter Duncan, Richard Roxburgh & Charles Waterstreet
    Starring Richard Roxburgh, Matt Day & Russell Dykstra
    Similar tv shows Underbelly, Upper Middle Bogan
    Themes competition, courtroom, failure, comedy, drama,
    Review 90%
    Country Australia •
    Keywords addictive • competitive • evocative • hilarious •
    Episodes 4
    Network FOX
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / Rake on iTunes

  13. The Secret Life of Us (16-7-2001 )
  14. The story of a group of friends in their mid twenties to early thirties and their turbelent lifes.

    Trailer of The Secret Life of Us on Youtube

    Release date 16-7-2001
    Creator John Edwards, Amanda Higgs
    Starring Deborah Mailman, David Tredinnick, Samuel Johnson
    Similar tv shows Dawson's Creek, Heartbreak High
    Themes dating, dreams, jobs, drama,
    Review 75%
    Country Australia •
    Keywords dramatic • emotional • goofy • social-oriented •
    Episodes 4
    Network Network Ten
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

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