16 Best Australian TV Shows to Watch in Canada

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Whether you’re in the mood for humor, the paranormal, drama, or mystery Australian TV has various entertainment options.

Finding the best shows on Australian TV in Canada may be complicated and overwhelming since the amount of Australian material available on streaming services is expanding quickly. But there is no need to worry since we are here to assist you.

After putting in the legwork and settling down with a cup of tea, we compiled a complete list of the absolute finest Australian tv shows available for viewers looking for recommendations.


The Tourist (Since 2022 )

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Director: Chris Sweeney, Daniel Nettheim
Writer: Jack Williams, Harry Williams
Cast: Kamil Ellis, Danny Adcock, Danielle Macdonald, David Collins, Renee Lim, Bob Scott
IMDB Rating: 7.0/10
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release date: 1 January 2022 – present

When a guy awakens in the middle of the Australian outback with no recollection, he must use the few clues to figure out who he is before his history catches up with him.

A riveting series about a person who suffers from amnesia: an Irishman who was involved in a vehicle accident and woke up in a hospital in Australia with amnesia is the protagonist of a British television series now airing on HBO Max.

This tense thriller is broken up into six parts, and it will keep you curious until the very end.


Harrow (2018 – 2021)

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Director: Ioan Gruffudd, Kate Dennis, Peter Salmon
Writer: Lucas Taylor, Leigh McGrath, Stephen M. Irwin
Cast: Remy Hii, Jolene Anderson, Ella Newton, Anna Lise Phillips, Ioan Gruffudd, Tim Ross
IMDB Rating: 7.5/10
Genre: Mystery, Medical drama
Release date: 9 March 2018 – 11 April 2021

It is safe to say that Dr. Daniel Harrow is not your typical forensic pathologist. Brilliant and unconventional. And a murderer? Harrow can solve even the most unusual cases because of his complete contempt for authority and his undying empathy for those who have passed away.

He is motivated to ensure that victims are heard and willing to break any regulation to get the truth about what occurred to them.

Harrow uses all of his wit, wiles, and forensic brilliance not to solve a murder but rather to keep a horrific secret from his history hidden from his family, job, and himself. This secret threatens all of these things and more.


Mystery Road (Since 2018 )

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Director: Warwick Thornton, Wayne Blair, Rachel Perkins
Writer: Jon Bell, Timothy Lee, Steven McGregor
Cast: Judy Davis, Tasia Zalar, Wayne Blair, Aaron Pedersen, Colin Friels, Gary Sweet
IMDB Rating: 7.5/10
Genre: Neo-noir Drama, Mystery, Crime
Release date: 3 June 2018 – present

An investigation has been given to Detective Jay Swan to look into the unexplained disappearance of two teenage farm laborers who were working on a cattle property in the outback. One is a revered figure in the local Indigenous football community, while the other is a traveler.

In collaboration with the local police officer Emma Jame, Jay’s inquiry reveals historical wrongdoing that endangers the social fabric of the whole town. A six-part spin-off from the motion pictures Goldstone and Mystery Road that Ivan Sen directed.


Secret City (2016 – 2019)

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Director: Daniel Nettheim, Tony Krawitz, Emma Freeman
Writer: Greg Waters, Steve Lewis, Matt Cameron
Cast: Dan Wyllie, Sacha Horler, Justin Smith, Anna Torv, Alan Dale, Don Hany
IMDB Rating: 7.4/10
Genre: Thriller, Spy, Political drama
Release date: 5 June 2016 – 4 March 2019

Underneath the calm veneer of Canberra, Harriet Dunkley, a veteran political reporter, finds a hidden city of interlinked schemes, placing innocent lives in peril, including her own. This discovery occurred during a growing tension between the United States and China.

In season two, Harriet Dunkley has been serving time in federal prison. There is, as a matter of course, another political web of lies and an entire conspiracy for Harriet Dunkley to untangle.

The season leads to a thought-provoking pivotal moment, underlining threats around technology and our ideas of war. The narrative becomes more complex, and the pieces begin to fall into place in the correct order.


The Secrets She Keeps (2020)

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Director: Catherine Millar, Jennifer Leacey
Writer: Sarah Bassiuoni, Sarah Walker, Michael Robotham
Cast: Ryan Corr, Jenni Baird, Todd Lasance, Cariba Heine, Lucy Bell, Sam Fraser
IMDB Rating: 6.9/10
Genre: Psychological thriller, Drama
Release date: 22 April 2020

Take a seat and settle down for this Australian story of two pregnancies told over the course of six episodes, as the lives of an affluent cashmere-clad blogger and a jealous grocery clerk clash.

When Meghan’s life begins to spiral out of control, the awful truth about who she has murdered is eventually exposed. Agatha is admitted to the hospital after receiving horrific violence in prison, their paths will again cross.


Doctor Doctor (2016 – 2021)

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Director: Hattie Dalton, Erin White, Ian Watson
Writer: Liz Doran, Alice Bell, Ian Collie
Cast: Matt Castley, Tina Bursill, Nicole da Silva, Steve Bisley, Uli Latukefu, Charles Wu
IMDB Rating: 7.7/10
Genre: Drama, Medical drama, Comedy Drama
Release date: 14 September 2016 – 23 June 2021

Doctor Hugh Knight, a high-flyer in the field of heart surgery, has been punished by the Medical Tribunal for being compelled to serve as a GP in his old hometown of Why hope for a year. In the community he has lived his whole life fleeing, Hugh attempts to reconstruct his reality with the help of Doctor Doctor’s guidance.

After all, he’s stuck as a low-level general practitioner at an underfunded small-town hospital with his estranged family, old pals, insane coworkers, bizarre patients, and a recently married ex-girlfriend as the only people who can help him recover his brilliant career.


The Bureau of Magical Things (Since 2018 )

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Director: Martha Goddard, Evan Clarry, Grant Brown
Writer: John Thomson, Evan Clarry, Jonathan M. Shiff
Cast: Nicholas Bell, Jamie Carter, Mia Milnes, Paul Bishop, Steve Nation, Kimie Tsukakoshi
IMDB Rating: 6.7/10
Genre: Drama
Release date: 8 July 2018 – present

There was once a time when the world of humans and the realm of magic, sometimes known as the fae world, coexisted together. However, as technological advancement continued, the fae realm fell more and further behind.

There was a decline in the population of magical beings like faeries and other types. Now, someone wants to rectify that and put the magic back where it belongs, even though it will cost them a lot of money.

Peter and Kyra need to find out how they are going to accomplish their objective and discover the riddle of who the mysterious individual is, As they continue their inquiry, they will eventually discover things about the human world and the fae realm that no one could have predicted.


My Life Is Murder (Since 2019 )

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Director: Katie Wolfe, Michael Hurst, Ben C. Lucas
Writer: Tim Pye, Matt Ford, Claire Tonkin
Cast: Todd River, Laura Daniel, Lucy Lawless, Lisa Hensley, Jay Ryan, Don Hany
IMDB Rating: 7.5/10
Genre: Crime Drama Mystery
Release date: 5 August 2019

Lucy Lawless plays the role of Alexa Crowe, a complicated, contradictory, and captivating private investigator who can’t help but fight the good fight, whether it be investigating murders or combating the petty disappointments of daily life.

Alexa is unapologetic and fearless, and with her one-of-a-kind abilities and insights into the darkest aspects of human nature, she can agitate, soothe, and press the appropriate buttons as she uncovers the truth behind the most perplexing murders.


Tidelands (2018)

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Director: Daniel Nettheim, Emma Freeman, Toa Fraser
Writer: Chris Squadrito, Nathan Mayfield, Stephen M. Irwin
Cast: Elsa Pataky, Richard Davies, Finn Little, Charlotte Best, Bianca Saul, Zoe King
IMDB Rating: 6.8/10
Genre: Drama, Crime film, Supernatural
Release date: December 14, 2018

The narrative of Tidelands focuses on an ex-convict who relocates to the sleepy fishing community of Orphelin Bay after serving his sentence.

When the corpse of a local fisherman washes up on the beach, she is forced to investigate the town’s unusual residents, who are a bunch of violent half-humans and half-sirens known as “Tidelanders.” She must explore the town’s secrets.


The Gloaming (2020)

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Director: Michael Rymer, Sian Davies, Greg McLean
Writer: Peter McKenna, Vicki Madden
Cast: Max Brown, Zenia Starr, Ewen Leslie, Rena Owen, Emma Booth, Milly Alcock
IMDB Rating: 6.6/10
Genre: Supernatural, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release date: January 1, 2020

Molly McGee, an unconventional and unstable police officer, is in charge of investigating the murder of an unnamed female victim. Molly is forced to work with Alex O’Connell, a guy she hasn’t talked to in twenty years, to solve the case.

Together, they find that the murder has ties to a previously unsolved case and that unusual circumstances caused the victim’s death.

What seems to be a straightforward inquiry quickly reveals something far more sinister. To apprehend the murderer, Alex and Molly must confront their personal histories’ demons.


A Place to Call Home (2013 – 2018)

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Director: Kevin Carlin, Ian Barry, Mark Joffe
Writer: John Ridley, Rick Held, Bevan Lee, Sarah Walker
Cast: Abby Earl, Brett Climo, Jenni Baird, Mark Lee, Frankie J. Holden, Craig Hall
IMDB Rating: 8.3/10
Genre: Period drama
Release date: 28 April 2013 – 21 October 2018

A Place to Call Home, set in 1950s rural Australia, is about a woman’s quest to repair her soul and about the struggles of an affluent family to deal with the changing times.

In the starring role of Sarah Adams, played by Marta Dusseldorp, a lady with a mysterious background makes her long-awaited return to Australia after a period spent overseas. Her long-delayed trip home is going to be sparked by the tragic news.

To begin the process of healing and find a place to call home, Sarah must confront her life head-on. The Blighs, a well-to-do Australian family, become Sarah’s new friends as she makes her way home on a cruise ship.


Wentworth (2013 – 2021)

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Director: Corrie Chen, Mat King, Tori Garrett, Beck Cole
Writer: Lally Katz, Max Conroy, Adam Todd, John Ridley
Cast: Nicole da Silva, Ra Chapman, Rick James, Kate Box, Susie Porter, Jane Hall
IMDB Rating: 8.6/10
Genre: Drama
Release date: May 1, 2013

Bea Smith oversaw Wentworth Detention Center. She had the courage of her convictions and the bravery of her beliefs. But who was Bea Smith earlier in her time in prison? It’s hard to fathom how a suburban housewife and mother of three became so powerful.

Who or what gave her the self-belief and strength to succeed, and what inequities and accidents fueled her will to achieve her goal? A vibrant and frequently challenging drama series, Wentworth opens with the early days of Bea’s incarceration at the jail. As a contemporary re-imagination of Prisoner, it’s set today.


Bluey (2018)

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Director: Tony Walsh, Beth Harvey, Joe Brumm, Richard Jeffery
Writer: Tim Bain, Dave Lowe, Lorin Clarke, Joe Brumm
Cast: Chris Brumm, Leigh Sales, Hsiao Ling Tang, Melanie Zanetti, Joff Bush, Eliot Fish
IMDB Rating: 9.7/10
Genre: Children’s television series
Release date: October 1, 2018

The television show Bluey portrays the experiences of a charming and boundlessly energetic Blue Heeler dog named Bluey, who is six years old and lives with her parents, and her younger sister Bingo, who is four years old.

In each episode, Bluey utilizes the boundless Blue Heeler energy she has to create complicated games, the outcomes of which are both surprising and entertaining.


Offspring (2010 – 2017)

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Director: Elissa Down, Matthew Moore, Daina Reid, Kate Dennis
Writer: Alice Bell, Rachel Givney, Leon Ford, Debra Oswald
Cast: Lachy Hulme, Ido Drent, T.J. Power, Jane Harber, Asher Keddie, Don Hany
IMDB Rating: 8.3/10
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release date: 15 August 2010 – 30 August 2017

Offspring is based on a movie of the same name. The film that shares its name with the television series Offspring is about an obstetrician named Nina Proudman and her eccentric family. In Offspring, we follow the Proudman family as they try to find love, pleasure, and harmony in the chaos of modern life.

The show examines the common factors that drive us all: music, food, sex, love, and babies. Offspring is a show that manages to be both conventional and forward-thinking thanks to how it depicts the dynamic neighborhood of Fitzroy, Melbourne, where Nina and the Proudman family live their chaotic everyday lives.

The show combines flashbacks and graphic animation with traditional narrative drama in order to achieve this.


Rake (2010 – 2018)

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Director: Matthew Saville, Peter Salmon, Jeffrey Walker, Peter Duncan
Writer: Andrew Knight, Richard Roxburgh, Peter Duncan, Charles Waterstreet
Cast: Kate Box, Keegan Joyce, Sonia Todd, Matt Day, Jacek Koman, Jim Daly
IMDB Rating: 8.5/10
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release date: 4 November 2010 – 7 October 2018

On any given day, Cleaver Greene is referred to as a variety of different things. Even if his ex-wife could refer to him as “unreliable,” his kid will refer to him as “a mate.” To his knowledgeable pals at the bar table, he is known as “a true wag,” while to his jurors, he is known as “hilarious,” and to the majority of judges, he is known as “an outrage”.

The Internal Revenue Service refers to him as a “defendant,” while a specific brothel owner refers to him as “a legend,” and his previous drug dealer refers to his death as “a painful loss”.


The Inbestigators (2019)

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Director: Nina Buxton, Tim Bartley, Ian Reiser, Wayne Hope
Writer: Bob Franklin, Maddy Butler, Wayne Hope, Robyn Butler
Cast: Eliza Ong, Maddy Jevic, Ethan Pham, Anna Cooke, Siena Foggie, Abby Bergman
IMDB Rating: 8.2/10
Genre: Television Comedy, Mystery, Mockumentary
Release date: June 21, 2019

The Inbestigators are comprised of Kyle, Ezra, Maudie, and Ava. These youngsters from Grade Five are commanded by Maudie, a freakishly brilliant observer of human behavior. They operate out of the granny flat in Ezra’s backyard, where they run out of the granny flat.

Despite the fact that each episode presents a puzzling challenge to solve, the show’s primary focus is on the relationships between its cast members.

As Kyle, Ezra, Maudie, and Ava work together to solve increasingly tricky mysteries at school and in the neighborhood, they gradually better understand the factors that lead to criminal behavior.


Conclusion

The above is a list that we have compiled of the top Australian television shows of all time.

When it comes to making outstanding television, Australia has managed to punch far above its weight in various genres, including crime and comedy.

With the inclusion of Australian shows on streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, the future of the Australian entertainment industry appears even more promising.

Oliver Grayson

Oliver is an ambivert who scratches his creative itch by writing on different topics of interest. Being a movie buff, he’s almost always updated about the latest movies and shows releasing worldwide. When he’s not writing or binging movies, he’s gaming and socializing online from his couch.