The Flying Doctors (1986-1993)
This series followed the lifesaving efforts of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia – with a little love and intrigue thrown into the mix as well.
Home and Away (1987-present)
The residents of Summer Bay have attracted viewers for over 25 years, with their lives, loves and disappointments getting millions of viewers worldwide.
Round the Twist (1989-2001)
Quirky and fantastical tales of a lighthouse-dwelling family whose adventures have to be seen to be believed – and a killer theme tune.
Heartbreak High (1994-1999)
A gritty and fast-paced look at the issues facing the students of the fictional Hartley High in Sydney (also, great theme tune).
The Crocodile Hunter (1997-2004)
Wildlife expert Steve Irwin presented this series until his death in 2006, with his unconventional take on the natural world earning him legions of fans worldwide.
The Secret Life of Us (2001-2005)
A bit like an Australian This Life, The Secret Life of Us was a glossy soap about hip twenty-somethings in Melbourne.
McLeod’s Daughters (2001-2009)
An award-winning drama that revolved around half sisters Claire and Tess McLeod, who opt to try and run their family farm after 20 years apart.
Kath & Kim (2002-2007)
An absurd and utterly lovable tale of mother-daughter bonding/rivalry – with some amazing catchphrases to boot.
Summer Heights High (2007)
Chris Lilley’s never been better than this 3-piece character comedy set in an average Australian High School.