What’s your favourite Australian TV show?

In honour of Australia Day, we take a look at some of our favourite TV that has made it from Down Under to, erm, Up Over...

Underbelly (2008)


A slick and violent dramatization of Australia’s 1990s gang wars.

MasterChef (2009-present)

Yep, this is an Australian format – and the Ozzie version of the show is by far the most entertaining. It also comes with added Gordon Ramsay.

The Slap (2011)

A snap decision has repercussions that unravel the ties between a group of friends, in a series recently remade for American audiences.

Danger 5 (2012-present)

Five spies are on a mission to kill Adolf Hitler in this entertainingly deranged 1960s-style pulp parody.

Rake (2010-2014)

A legal drama with some bite that follows a self-destructive criminal defence barrister (the series is now being remade in the US with Greg Kinnear).

Wentworth (2013-present)


Basically it’s a remake of Prisoner Cell Block H (see above), but critics have found it a worthy successor.