Best new Australian TV Shows in 2018 & 2017 (Netflix & TV List)


The Vore's TV staff selects the top best Australian TV series of 2018 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are Deb Cox, Fiona Eagger & Kerry Greenwood Australia's best creators?

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.



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.

New Australian TV series in 2018

Top series up for release in 2018

Best Australian TV series of 2017

Top rated 2017 Australian TV series

  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

    CREATOR:
    CAST: Natalie Dormer Emily Gruhl Roslyn Gentle


    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. Read more

    RATING: 75/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 12th, 2017

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  • Hoges

    CREATOR: Keith Thompson, Marieke Hardy
    CAST: Josh Lawson Ryan Corr Justine Clarke


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

    RATING: 67/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 12th, 2017

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  • Newton’s Law

    CREATOR: Deborah Cox, Fiona Eagger
    CAST: Claudia Karvan Toby Schmitz Georgina Naidu


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

    RATING: 67/100

    RELEASE DATE: February 9th, 2017

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Best Australian TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2018

2010's best rated Australian TV series out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  • Wentworth

    CREATOR: Reg Watson, Lara Radulovich
    CAST: Danielle Cormack Kate Atkinson Celia Ireland


    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. Read more

    RATING: 87/100

    RELEASE DATE: May 1st, 2013

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  • Rake

    CREATOR: Peter Duncan, Richard Roxburgh, Charles Waterstreet
    CAST: Richard Roxburgh Matt Day Russell Dykstra


    The brilliant lawyer Rake is caught up in a whirlwind of hopeless cases, desperate women and self-destruction. Read more

    RATING: 87/100

    RELEASE DATE: November 4th, 2010

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  • Please like Me

    CREATOR: Josh Thomas
    CAST: Josh Thomas Thomas Ward John


    Josh realises that he is a homosexual right after breaking up with his girlfriend. Read more

    RATING: 85/100

    RELEASE DATE: February 28th, 2013

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  • Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

    CREATOR: Deb Cox, Fiona Eagger & Kerry Greenwood
    CAST: Essie Davis Nathan Page Hugo Johnstone-Burt


    Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries revolves around the personal and professional life of Phryne Fisher, a glamorous private detective in 1920s Melbourne. Read more

    RATING: 84/100

    RELEASE DATE: February 24th, 2013

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  • A Place to Call Home

    CREATOR: Bevan Lee
    CAST: Marta Dusseldorp Noni Hazlehurst Brett Climo


    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. Read more

    RATING: 82/100

    RELEASE DATE: December 1st, 2014

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  • Underbelly

    CREATOR:
    CAST: Caroline Craig Gary Bennett Marcus Shultz


    The tales of Melbourne's underworld. Read more

    RATING: 82/100

    RELEASE DATE: February 13th, 2008

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  • The Secret Life of Us

    CREATOR: John Edwards, Amanda Higgs
    CAST: Deborah Mailman David Tredinnick Samuel Johnson


    The story of a group of friends in their mid twenties to early thirties and their turbelent lifes. Read more

    RATING: 77/100

    RELEASE DATE: July 16th, 2001

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