Best new Australian TV Shows (2017 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 2017 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 series2017
Popular actorsEssie Davis, Nathan Page & Hugo Johnstone-Burt
Trending TV SeriesGlitch, The Secret River & 800 Words

2017 releases - most anticipated titles to watch

Hoges (12-1-2017 | Seven Network)

The story of Paul Hogan and how he became one the biggest international stars Australia has ever had.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY1n6N4PkO4
CreatorKeith Thompson & Marieke Hardy
StarringJosh Lawson, Piéra Forde, Lydia Mocerino
Themesbiographical,
CountryAustralia

Newton's Law (9-2-1017 | ABC)

Josephine Newton, a suburban solicitor returns to the barristers game after everything else falls apart. This eight part series will start in February.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZm2W8Ie7Cs
Themescomedy, legal,
CountryAustralia

Picnic at Hanging Rock (12-1-2017 | Foxtel)

A new drama series that will re-imagine the timeless Australian novel by Joan Lindsay. The novel has been adapted to film in 1975, but now will get its tv debut. It takes place on Valentine's day in 1900 where three schoolgirls and their governesses who disappear without a trace.

Photo of Picnic at Hanging Rock
Themesmystery, romance,
CountryAustralia

Best Australian TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2017

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

  1. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (Since 24-2-2013 , Season: 3 - ABC)
  2. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries revolves around the personal and professional life of Phryne Fisher, a glamorous private detective in 1920s Melbourne.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e59WJVUv1bo

    CreatorDeb Cox, Fiona Eagger & Kerry Greenwood
    StarringEssie Davis, Nathan Page & Hugo Johnstone-Burt
    Similar tv showsThe Bletchley Circle, Murdoch Mysteries
    Themesjustice, crime, mystery,
    Keywordsadventurous, authentic, based on a novel, high-quality, historical,
    CountryAustralia
    Rating
    80%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  3. Wentworth (Since 1-5-2013 , Season: 4 - SoHo)
  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.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usljaBhrFRg

    CreatorReg Watson & Lara Radulovich
    StarringDanielle Cormack, Nicole da Silva & Kate Atkinson
    Similar tv showsBad Girls, Orange is the New Black
    Themesisolation, manipulation, punishment, drama, prison,
    Keywordsaction-packed, dramatic, intense,
    CountryAustralia
    Rating
    90%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  5. A Place to Call Home (Since 1-12-2014 , Season: 3 - Seven Network )
  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.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrIGJGBtRIk

    CreatorBevan Lee
    StarringMarta Dusseldorp, Noni Hazlehurst & Brett Climo
    Similar tv showsAnzac Girls, Love Child
    Themessecond world war, drama, romance,
    CountryAustralia
    Rating
    80%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  7. Underbelly (Since 13-2-2008 , Season: 6 - Nine Network)
  8. The tales of Melbourne's underworld.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVwiT8jEHR0

    Creator
    StarringCaroline Craig, Marcus Shultz & Paul Tassone
    Similar tv showsRush
    Themesjustice, law, police, based on true events, crime, drama,
    Keywordsauthentic, based on a novel, believable,
    CountryAustralia
    Rating
    80%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  9. Please like Me (Since 28-2-2013 , Season: 3 - ABC2)
  10. Josh realizes that he is a homosexual rigth after breaking up with his girlfriend.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_UnMGk_qwI

    CreatorJosh Thomas
    StarringJosh Thomas, John & Thomas Ward
    Similar tv showsLooking, Cucumber
    Themesfriendship, comedy, drama,
    Keywordsadorable, charming, conversational, funny, noteworthy,
    CountryAustralia
    Rating
    85%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

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

    https://youtu.be/cIP5wIOGPec

    CreatorPeter Duncan, Richard Roxburgh & Charles Waterstreet
    Starring Richard Roxburgh, Matt Day & Russell Dykstra
    Similar tv showsUnderbelly, Upper Middle Bogan
    Themescompetition, courtroom, failure, comedy, drama,
    Keywordsaddictive, competitive, evocative, hilarious,
    CountryAustralia
    Rating
    90%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  13. The Secret Life of Us (Since 16-7-2001 , Season: 4 - Network Ten)
  14. The story of a group of friends in their mid twenties to early thirties and their turbelent lifes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE9VuFQjY_w

    CreatorJohn Edwards, Amanda Higgs
    StarringDeborah Mailman, David Tredinnick, Samuel Johnson
    Similar tv showsDawson's Creek, Heartbreak High
    Themesdating, dreams, jobs, drama,
    Keywordsdramatic, emotional, goofy, social-oriented,
    CountryAustralia
    Rating
    75%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

Recent 2016 shows

Good Australian TV series that did not make the decade list

Glitch (Since 9-7-2015 , Season: 1 - ABC1)

A police officer is called out of bed to learn that six dead people have risen from the dead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swBhgvAAOnA

CreatorTony Ayres & Louise Fox
StarringPatrick Brammall, Emma Booth & Genevieve O'Reilly
Similar tv showsThe Secret River, Unforgotten, Proof
Themesdiscovery, emotions, police, drama,
Keywordsawe-inspiring, dazzling, dramatic,
CountryAustralia
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

The Secret River (Since 14-6-2015 , Season: 1 - ABC)

After stealing wood, William Thornhill is deported to the harsh place called New South Wales.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDepKiFIt5A

CreatorJan Sardi & Mac Gudgeon
StarringOliver Jackson-Cohen, Sarah Snook & Lachy Hulme
Similar tv showsGlitch, Banished & The Mill
Themescharacter, human rights, oppression, drama, historical,
Keywordsbased on a novel, breath-taking, dynamic,
CountryAustralia
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

800 Words (Since 15-9-2015 , Season: 1 - Seven Network)

After his wife dies and he is left with their two teenage kids, a famous columnist quits his job and buys a house on the New Zealand seaside.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpFgrRBJa1M

CreatorJames Griffin & Maxine Fleming (The Blue Rose, Honest & Outrageous Fortune)
StarringErik Thomson, Melina Vidler & Benson Jack Anthony
Similar tv showsHouse Husbands, Love Child
Themesfamilies, opportunities, parenting, comedy, drama,
Keywordsabsurd, adorable, kind,
CountryAustralia New Zealand
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes