List of longest-running Australian television series

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Below is a list of all Longest-running Australian television shows both past and present that have been broadcast for a minimum of ten years.

All data is correct as of 9 December 2014 except years running which needs updating.

Sr.
No.
Program Episodes Broadcast Years Network
Over 25 Years
1 Four Corners ? 1961–present 52 ABC
2 Play School 4,516 (approx.) 1966–present 49 ABC (1966-2014)
ABC2 (2014-present)
3 Mass for You at Home [1] ? 1971–present 44 Network Ten (1971–present)
Eleven (2013–present)
4 Behind the News ? 1969–2003, 2005–present 42 ABC (1969-2014)
ABC3 (2014-present)
5 Here's Humphrey ? 1965–2008 40 Nine Network
6 Mr. Squiggle ? 1959–1999 40 ABC
7 60 Minutes ? 1979–present 33 Nine Network
8 Today ? 1982–present 31 Nine Network
9 Dateline ? 1984–present 30 SBS One
10 Neighbours 7080 1985–present 30 Seven Network (1985)
Network Ten (1986–2010)
Eleven (2011–present)
11 Hey Hey It's Saturday 500+ 1971–1977, 1979–1999, 2009-2010 29 Nine Network
12 The Movie Show ? 1986–2014 28 SBS One / ABC
12 7.30 (previously The 7.30 Report 1986-2011) ? 1986–present 27 ABC
13 Sunday ? 1981–2008 27 Nine Network
14 Wheel of Fortune 5,628 1981–2008 27 Seven Network
Nine Network
15 Rage ? 1987–present 26 ABC
16 A Current Affair (1988 Version) ? 1988–present 25 Nine Network
17 Home and Away 5799 1988–present 25 Seven Network
18 Compass ? 1988–present 25 ABC
19 Video Hits ? 1987–2011 25 Network Ten
Over 20 Years
20 The Price Is Right 17,000+ 1981–1986, 1989, 1993–1998, 2003–2005, 2012 23 Seven Network (1981–1986, 2012)
Network Ten (1989)
Nine Network (1993–1998, 2003–2005)
21 Australia's Funniest Home Videos 900+ 1990–2014 (formerly as Australia's Funniest Home Video Show after '05 major revamp) 23 Nine Network
22 Saturday Disney 1,289 1990–present 23 Seven Network (1990–present)
7Two (2012–present)
23 Gardening Australia ? 1990–present 25 ABC
24 Lateline ? 1990–present 23 ABC
25 Sunrise ? 1991–present 22 Seven Network
26 Media Watch ? 1989–2000, 2002–present 22 ABC
27 Foreign Correspondent ? 1992–present 21 ABC
28 Totally Wild ? 1992–present 21 Network Ten (1992-2013)
Eleven (2013–present)
29 Landline ? 1992–present 21 ABC
30 Meet the Press ? 1992–present 21 Network Ten
31 Sale of the Century 4610[2] 1980–2001 21 Nine Network
32 Getaway ? 1992–present 21 Nine Network
33 Sow What ? 1967–1988 21 ABC
34 Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton 3200 1992-2005 14 Network Ten
35 The Sunday Footy Show (AFL) 605 1993–present 20 Nine Network
37 The Sunday Footy Show (NRL) 420 1993–present 20 Nine Network
36 The Footy Show (AFL) 575 1994–present 22 Nine Network
38 The Footy Show (rugby league) 401 1994–present 19 Nine Network
39 Young Talent Time 804 (original), 11 (2012) 1971–1988, 2012 19 Network Ten
40 Family Feud ? 1977-1996, 2014-present 19 Nine Network (1977-1984)
Seven Network (1988-1996)
Network Ten (2014-present)
Over 15 Years
41 Today Tonight ? 1995–2014 18 Seven Network
42 Sydney Weekender ? 1994–present 18 Seven Network
(New South Wales only)
43 Better Homes and Gardens ? 1995–present 18 Seven Network
44 The Great Outdoors 622 1993–2009; 2012 18 Seven Network
45 Insight ? 1995–present 18 SBS One
46 RPA ? 1995–2012 18 Nine Network
47 Sports Tonight ? 1993–2011 18 Network Ten
48 The Curiosity Show 149 1972–1990 18 Nine Network
49 Extra 4540 (approx) 1991–2009 18 Nine Network
(Queensland only)
50 It's Academic 1,170+ 1968-1978, 2001-2004 (Perth only), 2005–present 18 Network Ten (1968-1969)
Seven Network (1970-1978, 2001-2004, 2005–2012)
7Two (2013-present)
51 Australian Story ? 1996–present 17 ABC
52 Food Lovers' Guide to Australia ? 1996–present 17 SBS One
53 7.30 (state editions) (previously Stateline 1996–2010) ? 1996–2014 17 ABC
54 Burke's Backyard 713 1987–2004 17 Nine Network
55 Postcards ? 1995–2011 17 Nine Network, WIN Television
(South Australia)
(other states less, but some still running)
56 Quantum ? 1985–2001 16 ABC
57 Global Village ? 1998–present 15 SBS One
58 The Arts Show ? 1998–2001 15 ABC
59 Bandstand ? 1958–1972 15 Nine Network
60 Pick a Box ? 1957–1971 15 Seven Network
61 Hi-5 570 1999–2012 14 Nine Network
62 Message Stick ? 1999–present 14 ABC
63 Countdown ? 1974–1987 14 ABC
64 The Great South East ? 1997–present 14 Seven Network
(Queensland only)
65 The Back Page ? 1997–present 14 Fox Sports
66 Huey's Cooking Adventures ? 1997 - 2009 14 Network Ten
67 Homicide 510 1964–1977 14 Seven Network
68 A Country Practice 1058 1981–1993, 1994 14 Seven Network (1981–93)
Network Ten (1994)
69 RPM ? 1997–2008, 2011 14 Network Ten (1997–2008), One (2011)
70 Blue Heelers 510 1994–2006 13 Seven Network
Under 15 Years
71 Asia Pacific Focus ? 2001–2014 12 ABC
72 Catalyst 320 2001–present 12 ABC
73 The Great South East ? 2001–present 12 Seven Network (Queensland)
74 Insiders ? 2001–present 12 ABC
75 Fishing Australia 2001-present 12 WIN Television
NBN Television
Nine Network (Adelaide and Perth)
GO!
76 The World Game ? 2001–present 12 SBS One
77 All Saints 494 1998–2009 12 Seven Network
78 Inside Business ? 2002–2013 11 ABC
79 Creek to Coast ? 2002–present 11 Seven Network (Queensland)
80 Bananas in Pyjamas 356 1992–2002, 2011-2013 11 ABC
ABC 4 Kids
81 Rove 354 1999-2009 (titled Rove Live 2000-2006) 10 Nine Network (1999)
Network Ten (2000–09)
82 Escape with ET ? 1997–2004, 2005–2007 11 Nine Network, Network Ten
83 Cheez TV 2,547 1995–2005 11 Network Ten
84 Deal or No Deal 2,115 2003–2013 11 Seven Network
85 Fresh with the Australian Women's Weekly ? 2000–2009 10 Nine Network
86 Vasili's Garden 2002-present 12 C31 Melbourne
87 Big Brother Australia 2001-2008, 2012-2014 10 Network Ten (2001-2008)
Nine Network (2012-2014)
88 Living Black 2003-present 11 SBS One
89 Kerri-Anne
(previously Mornings With Kerri Anne)
1920 2002–2011 10 Nine Network
90 Before the Game 303 2003–2013 10 Network Ten
91 At the Movies 2004–2014 10 ABC
92 Dancing with the Stars 2004–present 10 Seven Network
93 Toasted TV 2,899 2005–present 10 Network Ten (2005-2012)
Eleven (2012–present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mfyah.com.au
  2. ^ "channelnine.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=79710". Archived from the original on 18 March 2006. Retrieved 30 November 2010.