Australian sitcoms

I'm also including mockumentaries in this list. This List was initially submitted (in shorter form, I hasten to add!) as a Poll, but I pulled it due to most polls here having "The dark knight" as a voting option and therefore any poll not having that option would have 0 chance of getting up.

New criterion: for comedy dramas, it's running time determines whether it makes this list or my "Australian drama" list. I.e. shows which take up a 30 minute time slot will go here, whilst programmes with a 60 minute time slot (on commercial tv) will go in my drama list.
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1.
8MMM Aboriginal Radio (2015 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In the middle of nowhere is 8MMM Aboriginal Radio, a magnet for three kinds of Whitefellas - Missionaries, Mercenaries and Misfits. (180 mins.)
 
2.
Acropolis Now (1989 TV Series)
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The lives of the owners and workers at a Greek cafe in Melbourne. (25 mins.)
 
3.
The Adventures of Lano & Woodley (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The bizarre misadventures of two no-hopers who share a flat (30 mins.)
 
4.
All Together Now (1991 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
One-time Rock'n'Roll star Bobby Rivers discovers he has 15-year-old twins when his former lover dies in a plane crash... (25 mins.)
“ I remember the promo for this show when it came out and thought it very funny...the main character of the show was just so gormless. Unfortunately the show wasn't as funny as the promo and I didn't stick with it. ” - dfle3
 
5.
Alvin Purple (1976 TV Series)
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A waterbed salesman who is irresistible to women gets a job as a gardener in a convent (30 mins.)
 
6.
Angry Boys (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A mockumentary exploring the issues faced by young males in the 21st century - their influences, their pressures, their dreams and ambitions. (29 mins.)
“ Chris Lilley series.

Got a laught out of "Skateboarding! Gay style!".

Also, when Gran has a heart to heart (I forget who with...probably a juvie, I think) and says something like "I also have a secret"...I kind of expected her to say "I have a penis, son". Didn't happen. Kind of expected it to happen though! ” - dfle3
 
7.
At Home with Julia (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
This four part comedy series takes viewers into the life of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and her partner Tim Mathieson, behind the closed doors of The Lodge.
“ Mockumentary purporting to show the life of the then current Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard. Didn't particularly grab me...not sure that I saw all the limited number of episodes in the run...might have though. ” - dfle3
 
8.
Barley Charlie (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Joan and Shirley Muggleton are two sisters who inherit a run-down roadhouse/garage from their Uncle Ted in the fictitious locale of Frog's Hollow, located on the Hume Highway between Sydney and Melbourne (Australia). (30 mins.)
“ Suggested by JeiceWarrior.

Wikipedia states:

It was the second television sitcom produced in Australia, being preceded by the 1957-1959 series Take That, though that earlier series had only aired in Melbourne; Barley Charlie aired for 13 episodes, produced by GTV-9 and also aired on other stations across Australia. Though short-lived, the series was a ratings success;

Premise: Joan and Shirley Muggleton are two sisters who inherit a garage. Working there is Charlie Appleby, a lazy mechanic. ” - dfle3
 
9.
Bogan Pride (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An intelligent teenage fugly, Jenny Cragg, who lives in the suburb Boonelg with her mother, Berenice Cragg, who is now extremely over weight and has isolated herself in her bedroom. (30 mins.)
“ Rebel Wilson's series. ” - dfle3
 
10.
Brass Monkeys (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When a new pretty female doctor joins a group of men confined to the lonely isolation of the Australian Antarctic expedition... (23 mins.)
Director: Kevin Burston
“ Suggested by JeiceWarrior.

Wikipedia states:

Seven Network;

"The title comes from the colloquial expression "cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey", in reference to the cold climate of the Antarctic.

Brass Monkeys is the story of a pretty female doctor who joins a group of men confined to the lonely isolation of an Australian Antarctic expedition station". ” - dfle3
 
11.
DAAS Kapital (1991 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
It is the end of history. Shitsu Tonka, the giant conglomerate of universal power, has placed the world's art treasures in a giant submarine... (30 mins.)
“ Can't say I remember too much of this series apart from not being that much into it. They were my favourite act on The Big Gig though. This sitcom has elements of sketch comedy too, from memory. A bit of hybrid, in other words. ” - dfle3
 
12.
Daily at Dawn (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Life in a newspaper office. (25 mins.)
Director: Kevin Burston
“ Suggested by JeiceWarrior (although the name rang a bell for me).

Wikipedia states:

Seven Network; x13 episodes;
"The series was set in the office of a metropolitan newspaper.

It was the first Australian comedy series to feature a regular gay character (Terry Bader as journalist Leslie)." ” - dfle3
 
13.
Danger 5 (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
It's Christmas in the 1980s, Adolf Hitler is alive and has two Yuletide wishes: Danger 5 dead and the world under his Christmas tree. (24 mins.)
“ A sitcom featuring Hitler, dinosaurs and...the moon? Two out of three ain't bad! ” - dfle3
 
14.
The Ex-PM (2015 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Ellen, a ghostwriter working for the ex-prime minister of Australia Andrew Dugdale, tries to immerse herself in the lives of the ex-pm, his family and associates in a vain attempt at writing his biography for him.
“ Shaun Micallef stars. ” - dfle3
 
15.
The Family Law (2016 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The Family Law unfolds in the dysfunctional world of one Chinese-Australian family - as seen through the eyes of 14 year-old Benjamin Law... (27 mins.)
 
16.
The Fast Lane (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Two private investigators, Bryce and Ken operate a business known as The Excelsior Research Foundation.
“ Created by two well known industry figures in John Clarke and Andrew Knight. ” - dfle3
 
17.
Breaking News (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Based on the making of a fictitious Australian CURRENT AFFAIRS show, Frontline blends invented events with REAL LIFE events... (30 mins.)
“ I don't rate this highly as many people/critics do. It always seemed to recap the much funnier moments of Media Watch...which wasn't a comedy...but was there first...and often funnier. Frontline seemed more of a rerun/lesser version of Media Watch...or helpfully recycling the same incidents for people who didn't watch Media Watch. ” - dfle3
 
18.
Funky Squad (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Spot-on parody of 1970's cop shows sees the adventures of Funky Squad, an elite team of four young undercover... (30 mins.)
“ Not sure how much I watched of this. Didn't really grab me, if I watched it. Less watchable than Danger 5, which I did follow and might do so for the 2nd series too. ” - dfle3
 
19.
The Games (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Mockumentary about the organisation of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. (30 mins.)
“ Apparently Britain plagariased this show during the run up to their own Olympics. Their version was called "Twenty twelve".

Wikipedia quotes The Games' Brian Clarke as saying:

[Clarke's website later called The Games' writers] "John [Clarke] and Ross Stevenson, who run a charitable institute supplying formats to British television".

N.B. I still recall the classic scene in this show where the organisers are wondering if anyone will notice if the 100m track is a different length. I'm guessing yes...if someone runs 100m in under 9 seconds...or in over a minute...just sayin'... ” - dfle3
 
20.
The Glynn Nicholas Show (1996 TV Series)
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(25 mins.)
 
21.
Grass Roots (2000 TV Series)
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The series is set around the fictional Arcadia Waters Council near Sydney, and was primarily a satirical look at the machinations of local government. (50 mins.)
“ A satire of local government. ” - dfle3
 
22.
The Group (1971 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Various escapades with three guys and two girls sharing a flat! (30 mins.)
“ Suggested by JeiceWarrior.

Wikipedia states:

ATN7;

"Despite its popularity The Group was not renewed beyond its original series of 13 half-hour episodes". ” - dfle3
 
23.
Hey Dad..! (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Comedy series about a top architect, Martin Kelly, who gives up his business to cope with his three children when his wife dies... (23 mins.)
 
24.
The Hollowmen (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Mockumentary that follows the daily situations in which the staff from the Australian Prime Minister find themselves. (27 mins.)
“ Political satire by The Working Dog team. ” - dfle3
 
25.
Home Sweet Home (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Italian immigrant taxi driver Enzo Pacelli is determined to keep his old country's traditions alive, his children are, however, true blue Ozzies. (30 mins.)
“ Australians/critics maybe used to say that Australia didn't make decent sitcoms...not sure if they forgot/didn't know of this one...perhaps Australia's first decent sitcom...but I haven't watched a lot of Australian sitcoms. "Mother and son" had its fans too. ” - dfle3
 
26.
Housos (2011 TV Series)
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The series is a satirical parody of Australian residents, who are living in Housing Commission public housing. (30 mins.)
 
27.
It's a Date (2013 TV Series)
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Featuring two thematically linked dates, the show poses a question that explores a timeless Dilemma...
“ Saw promos for this but never watched it. Ronny Chieng was in one promo...he looks funny (as in his comedy style, not physical appearance!). Maybe I should watch this 'one of these days'...at least for the episode with Ronny in it! ” - dfle3
 
28.
Ja'mie: Private School Girl (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The continuing story of Ja'mie King, a conniving Year 12 student at Hillford Girls Grammar, a tony private school in Sydney... (30 mins.)
“ Chris Lilley series.

Found the first half of the series a grind, until the character's trajectory changes for the remainder of the series, and shows some pathos, as do others. ” - dfle3
 
29.
Jonah from Tonga (2014 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An adventurous journey into the life of 14-year-old rebellious schoolboy Jonah, his family, friends, teachers and counsellors who are exhaustively trying to help him channel his seemingly limitless energy into bigger and brighter things. (30 mins.)
“ Chris Lilley series. ” - dfle3
 
30.
The Katering Show (2015 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The journey of a food intolerant, and an intolerable foodie.
“ A parody of a cooking show with each episode about 10 minutes in length...originally aired on iView, I believe, but later broadcast on the main channel. ” - dfle3
 
31.
Kath & Kim (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A mother, her daughter, and their respective "hunks of spunk" negotiate life in suburban Australia. (26 mins.)
“ Never got into this show, though I did intend to. Did watch one special with Barry Humphries in it though. Not sure if dreamed the following line or I actually heard it...Kath is walking with Kel and announces that she is "crowning"...no...she's not pregnant. Ewwww!

P.S. since posting this, I've subsequently seen a repeat episode of Family Guy recently (I'm posting this in July '14', so maybe saw it in June or earlier?] and that show had the same joke...be interesting to know who came up with that joke first...it's déjà vu all over again! I remember Fast Forward having a sketch about faux coffee...and the same week another Australian sketch show had the same idea for a sketch...might have been "The comedy company". Great minds...? ” - dfle3
 
32.
Kingswood Country (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Ted Bullpitt's most precious possession is his Kingswood Holden car. He objects when his son, or his son-in-law... (25 mins.)
 
33.
Laid (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Startled to realize that her former lovers are dying in unusual ways, a market researcher tries to unravel the cause and save her remaining exes.
“ Created by Marieke Hardy. Think I heard that the US was looking to remake this for their market...not sure if that is still going ahead or not. ” - dfle3
 
34.
The Librarians (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
What happens when you put a Catholic bigot with a panic disorder in charge of a library? (30 mins.)
“ The promos were funny...kind of like what would happen if Basil Fawlty was a woman...who ran a library. At some point I bailed on the series (maybe at the end of the first series...probably)...they just didn't run well enough with that premise which got me watching in the first place...i.e. a funny but repulsive woman. ” - dfle3
 
35.
Maximum Choppage (2015 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Simon Chan has returned to Cabramatta. Whilst everyone thinks he was studying martial arts in Beijing, he was actually at Marshall's Art School, in Melbourne. Everyone thinks he is a kung fu master and the new saviour of their town.
“ I'm recording this but haven't seen it yet. I was amused by the tv guide reviews which mentioned that the main character went to Marshall Arts School. That causes some confusion to gang members...or something. ” - dfle3
 
36.
A Moody Christmas (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An Australian family gathers for Christmas. Love them or hate them, your family is for life and forever. Whatever happens, your family loves to welcome you home for Christmas. But did you really want to be there?
 
37.
The Moodys (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A bumbling Australian extended family somehow finds a way to keep it together over the years with love as the underlying thread.
 
38.
Mother and Son (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Arthur Beare is a 40 something son still living at home taking care of his senile mother Maggie. However... (30 mins.)
 
39.
My Two Wives (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(25 mins.)
“ Suggested by JeiceWarrior.

Wikipedia states:

"The series debuted in Australia 8 September 1992. Only a moderate ratings success the program was not renewed beyond its initial series of 13 half-hour episodes". ” - dfle3
 
40.
Pizza (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The show focuses on the activities of Pauly and his fellow co-workers as they deliver pizzas for "Fat Pizza", the Sydney-based pizzeria of Bobo Gigliotti, whose slogan is "they're big and they're cheesy".
 
41.
Please Like Me (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After breaking up with his girlfriend, Josh comes to the realization that he is homosexual. With the support of his now ex girlfriend Claire... (29 mins.)
“ Watched this. Not sure if I'll continue following it. It's amiable. The guy who plays the dad in this is really boring. No, I mean REALLY boring. He's meant to be though. Can't see why he couldn't have been amusingly boring though. He's just annoying. ” - dfle3
 
42.
Plonk (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Plonk is a love letter to Australian wine and its people - just with the spell check function turned off. It's Getaway meets Heart of Darkness, Sydney Weekender meets Lost in La Mancha. It's Plonk.
Director: Nathan Earl
 
43.
The Private World of Miss Prim (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
The story of a secretary, Miss Prim, working in the world of the children's court, who was given to flights of fancy. (30 mins.)
“ Sitcom created as a star vehicle for Dawn Lake but was short-lived. Title suggested by JeiceWarrior. ” - dfle3
 
44.
Ronny Chieng: International Student (2016 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
International Student is the story of Ronny Chieng, a Malaysian student who has travelled to Australia to study law. All he has to do is study, get good marks and make his Mom proud. Well, that was the plan anyway.
 
45.
Rosehaven (2016 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Daniel McCallum returns to his rural Tasmanian hometown, Rosehaven, to help his formidable mother in her real estate business. (28 mins.)
 
46.
Russell Coight's All Aussie Adventures (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Russell Coight's haphazard and inept adventuring style ensures that he is a danger to anything and anyone he meets, not to mention himself. (22 mins.)
“ Apparently a mockumentary...not seen this myself. Am familiar with it slightly though. Seems a parody of Australian tv figures (and their various tv shows) like Harry Butler, Steve Irwin, the Leyland Brothers etc. ” - dfle3
 
47.
Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane (2015 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A musical comedy about two mismatched housemates from the acclaimed comedic duo, Sammy J - a human - and Randy - a purple puppet.
“ Starring a man and...a muppet... ” - dfle3
 
48.
The Strange Calls (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Hot Fuzz meets Haven, Aussie-style: A lighthearted, supernatural cop show set in a Australian seaside community of Coolum...
 
49.
Stupid Stupid Man (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Centres on the lives of the four men on the editorial team and the women that work in a mens magazine. (30 mins.)
“ Recommended. I enjoyed this series. Pity it didn't go on...I would have watched more of it. ” - dfle3
 
50.
Summer Heights High (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The life of a public school epitomized by disobedient student Jonah Takalua, self-absorbed private school exchange student Ja'mie King, and megalomaniac drama teacher Mr. G. (30 mins.)
“ Chris Lilley series. ” - dfle3
 
51.
Swift and Shift Couriers (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Swift and Shift Couriers is an Australian comedy series created by the writers of Fat Pizza. Based on... (25 mins.)
 
52.
Take That (1957 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Comedy series set in a schoolroom. (15 mins.)
“ Suggested by JeiceWarrior.

Wikipedia states:

HSV-7; 1957-9; Take That was one of the earliest Australian television series; is sometimes considered to be Australian's first sitcom; For some time the series aired in a 15-minute time-slot 7:00PM on Wednesday; ” - dfle3
 
53.
Utopia (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Set inside the offices of the "Nation Building Authority", a newly created government organization responsible... (27 mins.)
“ Hopefully this is the right link for the upcoming (August 2014?)Working Dog team production, which is a satire of local politics (I think!). Worth a look. ” - dfle3
 
54.
Very Small Business (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A smarmy, debt riddled, borderline con-artist teams up with a chronically depressed acclaimed journalist to try and keep his head above water. (30 mins.)
 
55.
Upper Middle Bogan (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The story of two families living at opposite ends of the freeway. Bess Denyar is a doctor with a posh mother...
 
56.
We Can Be Heroes (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A group of Australians are nominated for the Australian of the Year Award. (30 mins.)
“ Chris Lilley series.

Low key absurdity, which I liked. E.g. the woman who plans to roll... ” - dfle3
 
57.
Welcher & Welcher (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
(26 mins.)
“ Shaun Micallef sitcom. ” - dfle3
 
58.
Wilfred (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A depressed man is the only one who can see his girlfriend's dog as a full-grown man in a dog suit. (25 mins.)
“ Never got around to watching this. Thought about watching the US remake but thought I really should watch the original version first if I was going to. Seen neither version though. ” - dfle3
 
59.
Woodley (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Filled with virtuosic physical mayhem, Woodley is an unashamedly romantic comedy series. (30 mins.)
“ Recommended. Has physical comedy from the titular character influenced by the likes of Buster Keaton etc. ” - dfle3