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 series2016
Popular actorsEssie Davis, Nathan Page & Hugo Johnstone-Burt
Trending TV SeriesGlitch, The Secret River & 800 Words

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 date24-2-2013
    CreatorDeb Cox, Fiona Eagger & Kerry Greenwood
    StarringEssie Davis, Nathan Page & Hugo Johnstone-Burt
    Similar tv showsThe Bletchley Circle, Murdoch Mysteries
    Themesjustice, crime, mystery,
    CountryAustralia •
    Keywordsadventurous • authentic • based on a novel • high-quality • historical •
    Buy/stream itAmazon / 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 date1-5-2013
    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,
    CountryAustralia •
    Keywordsaction-packed • dramatic • intense •
    Buy/stream itAmazon / 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 date1-12-2014
    CreatorBevan Lee
    StarringMarta Dusseldorp, Noni Hazlehurst & Brett Climo
    Similar tv showsAnzac Girls, Love Child
    Themessecond world war, drama, romance,
    CountryAustralia •
    NetworkSeven Network
    Buy/stream itAmazon / 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 date13-2-2008
    StarringCaroline Craig, Marcus Shultz & Paul Tassone
    Similar tv showsRush
    Themesjustice, law, police, based on true events, crime, drama,
    CountryAustralia •
    Keywordsauthentic • based on a novel • believable •
    NetworkNine Network
    Buy/stream itAmazon / 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 date28-2-2013
    CreatorJosh Thomas
    StarringJosh Thomas, John & Thomas Ward
    Similar tv showsLooking, Cucumber
    Themesfriendship, comedy, drama,
    CountryAustralia •
    Keywordsadorable • charming • conversational • funny • noteworthy •
    Buy/stream itAmazon / 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 date4-11-2010
    CreatorPeter Duncan, Richard Roxburgh & Charles Waterstreet
    Starring Richard Roxburgh, Matt Day & Russell Dykstra
    Similar tv showsUnderbelly, Upper Middle Bogan
    Themescompetition, courtroom, failure, comedy, drama,
    CountryAustralia •
    Keywordsaddictive • competitive • evocative • hilarious •
    Buy/stream itAmazon / 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 date16-7-2001
    CreatorJohn Edwards, Amanda Higgs
    StarringDeborah Mailman, David Tredinnick, Samuel Johnson
    Similar tv showsDawson's Creek, Heartbreak High
    Themesdating, dreams, jobs, drama,
    CountryAustralia •
    Keywordsdramatic • emotional • goofy • social-oriented •
    NetworkNetwork Ten
    Buy/stream itAmazon / Netflix

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