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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
    83
    44

    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
  • Kerry Armstrong, Betty Bobbitt
    49
    29

    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
  • Zoe Carides, Diane Craig
    43
    30

    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
  • Rebecca Gibney, Robert Grubb
    25
    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
  • Isla Fisher, Chris Hemsworth
    70
    54

    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
  • Russell Crowe, Alan Dale
    33
    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
  • Sam Neill, Gary Sweet
    36
    30

    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
  • Judy Nunn, Danny Roberts
    51
    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
  • Nicole Kidman, Ryan Kwanten
    34
    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
  • Grant Bowler, Lisa McCune
    24
    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
  • Pamela Rabe, Kate Atkinson
    1
    0

    PremieredAugust 28, 2013

    GenresCrime,Drama

    Bea Smith is locked up for the attempted murder of her husband and learns how life works in prison.  ...more
  • Ada Nicodemou, Don Hany
    5
    6

    Premiered1998

    GenresSoap opera, Drama

    Breakers is an Australian television series, that was made and aired on Network Ten between 1998 and 1999. It was shown in Ireland on TV3 and City Channel. It was also screened on BBC One in the  ...more
  • Kate Bell, Kain O'Keeffe
    10
    11

    PremieredMay 11, 2005

    GenresDrama,Kids

    Teen drama series set at a school for surfers.  ...more
  • Lisa Chappell, Bridie Carter
    20
    22

    PremieredAugust 8, 2001

    GenresDrama,Romance

    After 20 years apart, two half-sisters inherit their father's cattle ranch.  ...more
  • Simon Baker, Dominic Purcell
    13
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wendy Hughes, Chris Haywood
    14
    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
  • Georgie Parker, Jeremy Cumpston
    13
    17

    PremieredFebruary 24, 1998

    GenresDrama

    The lives of the nursing staff in Ward 17.  ...more
  • Cate Blanchett, Lenka
    7
    10

    Premiered1989

    G.P. is a drama TV series directed by Ali Ali and Julian Pringle.  ...more
  • 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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    Matlock Police

    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
  • 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
  • Simon Baker, Melissa Tkautz
    10
    15

    Premiered1989

    GenresSoap opera, Drama

    E Street was an Australian television soap opera created by Forrest Redlich and produced by Network Ten from 24 January 1989 to 13 May 1993. Whereas Neighbours is set in a middle-class suburb, Home  ...more
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