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The Best Australian Soap Operas

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List of Australian Soap Operas. Which one is the best ????
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    Neighbours

    Kylie Minogue, Russell Crowe
    81
    45

    PremieredMarch 18, 1985

    GenresSoap opera

    Neighbours is an Australian television soap opera. It was first broadcast on the Seven Network on 18 March 1985. It was created by TV executive Reg Watson, who proposed the idea of making a show that  ...more
  • 2

    Prisoner

    Kerry Armstrong, Betty Bobbitt
    50
    30

    PremieredFebruary 27, 1979

    GenresSoap opera, Crime Fiction, Drama

    Prisoner is an Australian soap opera, set in the Wentworth Detention Centre, a fictional women's prison. In the United States and United Kingdom it was billed as Prisoner: Cell Block H, and in Canada  ...more
  • 3

    Home and Away

    Isla Fisher, Chris Hemsworth
    70
    55

    Premiered1988

    GenresSoap opera

    Home and Away is an Australian television soap opera. It was created by Alan Bateman and has been produced in Sydney, New South Wales since July 1987. It commenced broadcast on the Seven Network from  ...more
  • 4
    Zoe Carides, Diane Craig
    43
    31

    Premiered2008

    GenresSoap opera, Drama

    Out of the Blue is an Australian serial drama commissioned by the BBC, produced by Australia's Southern Star Entertainment. It began screening on BBC One on weekday afternoons on 28 April 2008. The  ...more
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  • 5
    Judy Nunn, Danny Roberts
    52
    44

    Premiered1982

    GenresSoap opera, Drama

    Sons and Daughters is a Logie Award winning Australian soap opera created by Reg Watson and produced by the Reg Grundy Organisation between 1981 and 1987. The first episode aired on Monday, 18  ...more
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    Sam Neill, Gary Sweet
    37
    31

    PremieredNovember 15, 1976

    GenresSoap opera, Historical fiction

    The Sullivans is an Australian drama television series produced by Crawford Productions which ran on the Nine Network on 15 November 1976 until 10 March 1983. The series told the story of an average  ...more
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  • 7
    Russell Crowe, Alan Dale
    32
    26

    Premiered1976

    GenresDrama

    The Young Doctors was an Australian early evening soap opera. The series was set in the fictional Albert Memorial hospital and primarily concerned with romances between younger members of the  ...more
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  • 8
    Rebecca Gibney, Robert Grubb
    24
    18

    Premiered1986

    GenresDrama, Medical fiction

    The Flying Doctors is an Australian drama series produced by Crawford Productions that revolved around the everyday lifesaving efforts of the real Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia. It was  ...more
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  • 9
    Nicole Kidman, Ryan Kwanten
    33
    30

    Premiered1981

    GenresSoap opera, Drama, Medical fiction

    A Country Practice was an Australian television drama series. It ran on the Seven Network for 1,058 episodes at 7.30 pm Monday and Tuesday nights, from 18 November 1981 to 22 November 1993. It was  ...more
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  • 10
    Grant Bowler, Lisa McCune
    25
    21

    Premiered1994

    GenresSoap opera, Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama

    Blue Heelers is an Australian police drama series that ran for 12 years, from 1994 to 2006, and depicts the lives of police officers in Mount Thomas, a fictional small town in Victoria.  ...more
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    McLeod's Daughters

    Lisa Chappell, Bridie Carter
    21
    22

    PremieredAugust 8, 2001

    GenresDrama, Romance

    McLeod's Daughters is an Australian television series that began airing on the Nine Network on 8 August 2001. This Logie award winning drama series follows the lives of half sisters Claire and Tess  ...more
  • 12
    Simon Baker, Dominic Purcell
    14
    15

    Premiered1994

    GenresDrama, Children's television series

    Heartbreak High was a popular Australian television programme that ran for five years, through seven seasons from 1994 to 1999 on both Network Ten and ABC. The programme dealt with the students of  ...more
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  • 13
    Wendy Hughes, Jon English
    14
    17

    Premiered1972

    GenresSoap opera

    Number 96 was a popular Australian soap opera set in a Sydney apartment block. Don Cash and Bill Harmon of the Cash Harmon Television production company, produced the series for The 0-10 Network,  ...more
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  • 14
    Wendy Hughes, Chris Haywood
    15
    18

    Premiered1983

    GenresSoap opera, Miniseries, Drama

    Return to Eden is an Australian television drama series starring Rebecca Gilling, James Reyne, Wendy Hughes and James Smillie. It began as a three-part mini-series, shown on Network Ten in 1983.  ...more
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  • 15
    Gerard Kennedy, Judy Morris
    12
    15

    Premiered1969

    GenresCrime Fiction, Drama

    Division 4 was an Australian television police drama series made by Crawford Productions for the Nine Network between 1969 and 1975 for 300 episodes.  ...more
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  • 16
    Rebecca Rigg, Ron Haddrick
    11
    13

    Premiered1977

    GenresSoap opera

    The Restless Years is an Australian soap opera which followed the lives of several Sydney school-leavers and young adults. It was produced by the Reg Grundy Organisation for Network Ten. It debuted  ...more
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    Wentworth

    Pamela Rabe, Kate Atkinson
    1
    0

    PremieredAugust 28, 2013

    GenresCrime, Drama

    Wentworth is an Australian television drama series. It was first broadcast on SoHo on 1 May 2013. The series serves as a contemporary reimagining of Prisoner, which ran on Network Ten from 1979 to  ...more
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    All Saints

    Georgie Parker, Jeremy Cumpston
    13
    17

    PremieredFebruary 24, 1998

    GenresDrama

    All Saints was a Australian television medical drama that first screened on the Seven Network on 24 February 1998. Set in the fictional All Saints Western General Hospital, it focused on the staff of  ...more
  • 19
    Kate Bell, Kain O'Keeffe
    9
    11

    PremieredMay 11, 2005

    GenresDrama, Kids

    Blue Water High is an Australian television drama series, broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on ABC1 and on Austar/Foxtel Nickelodeon channel in Australia and on various channels in  ...more
  • 20
    Cate Blanchett, Lenka
    7
    10

    Premiered1989

    G.P. is a drama TV series directed by Ali Ali and Julian Pringle.  ...more
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  • 21
    Bill Kerr, Ken James
    4
    6

    Premiered1977

    GenresDrama

    Glenview High is an Australian television drama series produced by the Reg Grundy Organisation for the Seven Network between 1977 and 1978.  ...more
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  • 22
    Bud Tingwell, George Mallaby
    10
    15

    Premiered1964

    GenresCrime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama

    Homicide was an Australian television police procedural drama series made by production firm Crawford Productions for the Seven Network. It was the television successor to Crawfords' radio series D24.  ...more
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  • 23
    Michael Pate, Paul Cronin
    9
    13

    Premiered1971

    GenresCrime Fiction, Drama

    Matlock Police is an Australian television police drama series made by Crawford Productions for the 0-10 Network between 1971 and 1976. The series focused on the police station and crime in the  ...more
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  • 24
    Lynda Stoner, Rowena Wallace
    12
    18

    Premiered1977

    GenresSoap opera, Crime Fiction, Drama

    Cop Shop is a long running Australian police drama television series produced by Crawford Productions that ran for eight seasons between November 1977 and July 1984. It comprised 582 one hour  ...more
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  • 25
    Leonard Teale
    5
    8

    Premiered1974

    GenresSoap opera

    Class of '74 was a secondary school-based, daily soap opera produced by the Reg Grundy Organisation and screened on the Seven Network in Australia starting March 1974. The main characters were a mix  ...more
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List Rules: Only Soap Operas made in Australia on this list