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List of longest-running Australian television series

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
31 years +
1 Four Corners ? 1961–present 54#REDIRECT
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2 Play School 4,516 (approx.) 1966–present 50 ABC (1966-2014)
ABC2 (2014–present)
3 Behind the News ? 1969–2003, 2005–present 46 ABC (1969-2014)
ABC3 (2014–present)
4 Mass for You at Home [1] ? 1971–present 45 Network Ten (1971–present)
Eleven (2013–present)
5 Here's Humphrey ? 1965–2008 44 Nine Network
6 Mr. Squiggle ? 1959–1999 41 ABC
7 60 Minutes ? 1979–present 37 Nine Network
8 Today ? 1982–present 34 Nine Network
9 Dateline ? 1984–present 32 SBS One
10 Neighbours 7245 1985–present 31 Seven Network (1985)
Network Ten (1986–2010)
Eleven (2011–)
26-30 years
11 7.30 (previously The 7.30 Report 1986-2011) ? 1986–present 30 ABC

present)

12 Hey Hey It's Saturday 500+ 1971–1977, 1979–1999, 2009–2010 29 Nine Network
13 The Movie Show ? 1986–2014 29 SBS One / ABC
14 Rage ? 1987–present 29 ABC
15 A Current Affair (1988 Version) ? 1988–present 28 Nine Network
16 Home and Away 6315 1988–present 28 Seven Network
17 Compass ? 1988–present 28 ABC
18 Wheel of Fortune 5,628 1981–2008 28 Seven Network
Nine Network
19 Sunday ? 1981–2008 28 Nine Network
20 It's Academic 1,170+ 1968-1978, 2001-2004 (Perth only), 2005–present 26 Network Ten (1968-1969)
Seven Network (1970-1978, 2001-2004, 2005–2012)
7Two (2013–present)
21 Saturday Disney 1,289 1990–present 26 Seven Network (1990–present)
7Two (2012–present)
22 Gardening Australia ? 1990–present 26 ABC
23 Lateline ? 1990–present 26 ABC
24 Media Watch ? 1989–2000, 2002–present 26 ABC
21-25 years
25 Video Hits ? 1987–2011 25 Network Ten
26 Australia's Funniest Home Videos 900+ 1990–2014 (formerly as Australia's Funniest Home Video Show after '05 major revamp) 25 Nine Network
27 Sunrise ? 1991–present 25 Seven Network
28 Foreign Correspondent ? 1992–present 24 ABC
29 Totally Wild ? 1992–present 24 Network Ten (1992-2013)
Eleven (2013–present)
30 Landline ? 1992–present 24 ABC
31 Meet the Press ? 1992–present 24 Network Ten
32 Getaway ? 1992–present 24 Nine Network
33 The Sunday Footy Show (AFL) 605 1993–present 23 Nine Network
34 The Sunday Footy Show (NRL) 420 1993–present 23 Nine Network
35 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)
36 The Footy Show (AFL) 575 1994–present 22 Nine Network
37 The Footy Show (rugby league) 401 1994–present 22 Nine Network
38 Family Feud ? 1977-1996, 2014–present 22 Nine Network (1977-1984)
Seven Network (1988-1996)
Network Ten (2014–present)
39 Sydney Weekender ? 1994–present 22 Seven Network
(New South Wales only)
40 Sunrise ? 1991–1998, 2002-present 22 Seven Network
41 Sow What ? 1967–1988 22 ABC
42 Sale of the Century 4610[2] 1980–2001 22 Nine Network
43 Better Homes and Gardens ? 1995–present 21 Seven Network
44 Insight ? 1995–present 21 SBS One
16-20 years
45 Young Talent Time 804 (original), 11 (2012) 1971–1988, 2012 20 Network Ten
46 Today Tonight ? 1995–2014 20 Seven Network
47 Australian Story ? 1996–present 20 ABC
48 Food Lovers' Guide to Australia ? 1996–present 20 SBS One
49 Sports Tonight ? 1993–2011 19 Network Ten
50 The Curiosity Show 149 1972–1990 19 Nine Network
51 7.30 (state editions) (previously Stateline 1996–2010) ? 1996–2014 19 ABC
52 Extra 4540 (approx) 1991–2009 19 Nine Network
(Queensland only)
53 The Great South East ? 1997–present 19 Seven Network
(Queensland only)
54 The Back Page ? 1997–present 19 Fox Sports
55 Global Village ? 1998–present 18 SBS One
56 The Great Outdoors 622 1993–2009; 2012 18 Seven Network
57 RPA ? 1995–2012 18 Nine Network
58 Burke's Backyard 713 1987–2004 18 Nine Network
59 Postcards ? 1995–2011 17 Nine Network, WIN Television
(South Australia)
(other states less, but some still running)
60 Message Stick ? 1999–present 17 ABC
61 Quantum ? 1985–2001 17 ABC
62 Hi-5 (now Hi-5 House) 620 1999–2011, 2013–present 16 Nine Network (1999–2011)
Nick Jr. (Australia) (2013–present)
10-15 years
63 Catalyst 320 2001–present 15 ABC
64 The Great South East ? 2001–present 15 Seven Network (Queensland)
65 Insiders ? 2001–present 15 ABC
66 Fishing Australia 2001–present 15 WIN Television
NBN Television
Nine Network (Adelaide and Perth)
GO!
67 The World Game ? 2001–present 15 SBS One
68 Bandstand ? 1958–1972 15 Nine Network
69 Pick a Box ? 1957–1971 15 Seven Network
70 Creek to Coast ? 2002–present 14 Seven Network (Queensland)
71 Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton 3200 1992-2005 14 Network Ten
72 Countdown ? 1974–1987 14 ABC
73 Homicide 510 1964–1977 14 Seven Network
74 A Country Practice 1058 1981–1993, 1994 14 Seven Network (1981–93)
Network Ten (1994)
75 RPM ? 1997–2008, 2011, 2015–present 14 Network Ten (1997–2008, 2015–present), One (2011)
76 Asia Pacific Focus ? 2001–2014 14 ABC
77 Bananas in Pyjamas 356 1992–2002, 2011-2013 14 ABC
ABC 4 Kids
78 Vasili's Garden 2002–present 14 C31 Melbourne
79 Huey's Cooking Adventures ? 1997 - 2009 13 Network Ten
80 Blue Heelers 510 1994–2006 13 Seven Network
81 Living Black 2003–present 13 SBS One
82 Blokesworld 2003–present 13 SBS One One
83 Border Security: Australia's Front Line 2004-present 12 Seven Network
84 All Saints 494 1998–2009 12 Seven Network
85 Inside Business ? 2002–2013 12 ABC
86 Dancing with the Stars 2004–present 12 Seven Network
87 Australia's Next Top Model 2005-present 11 Fox8
88 Rove 354 1999-2009 (titled Rove Live 2000-2006) 11 Nine Network (1999)
Network Ten (2000–09)
89 Escape with ET ? 1997–2004, 2005–2007 11 Nine Network, Network Ten
90 Cheez TV 2,547 1995–2005 11 Network Ten
91 Deal or No Deal 2,115 2003–2013 11 Seven Network
92 Big Brother Australia 2001-2008, 2012-2014 11 Network Ten (2001-2008)
Nine Network (2012-2014)
93 Before the Game 303 2003–2013 11 Network Ten
94 At the Movies 2004–2014 11 ABC
95 Toasted TV 2,899 2005–present 11 Network Ten (2005-2012)
Eleven (2012–present)
96 Scope ? 2005–present 11 Network Ten (2005-2013)
Eleven (2013–present)
97 Highway Patrol ? 2005–present 11 Seven Network
98 Weekend Sunrise ? 2005–present 11 Seven Network
99 Kids' WB ? 2006-present 10 Nine Network/GO!
100 The Book Club ? 2006-present 10 ABC
101 Bondi Rescue ? 2006-present 10 Network Ten
102 The Force: Behind the Line ? 2006-present 10 Seven Network
103 Good Game ? 2006-present 10 ABC2
104 TBL Families (previously The Biggest Loser) ? 2006-present 10 Network Ten
105 Kerri-Anne
(previously Mornings With Kerri Anne)
1920 2002–2011 10 Nine Network
106 Fresh with the Australian Women's Weekly ? 2000–2009 10 Nine Network

See also

References


-- Module:Hatnote -- -- -- -- This module produces hatnote links and links to related articles. It -- -- implements the and meta-templates and includes -- -- helper functions for other Lua hatnote modules. --


local libraryUtil = require('libraryUtil') local checkType = libraryUtil.checkType local mArguments -- lazily initialise Module:Arguments local yesno -- lazily initialise Module:Yesno

local p = {}


-- Helper functions


local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

function p.formatPages(...) -- Formats a list of pages using formatLink and returns it as an array. Nil -- values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local ret = {} for i, page in ipairs(pages) do ret[i] = p._formatLink(page) end return ret end

function p.formatPageTables(...) -- Takes a list of page/display tables and returns it as a list of -- formatted links. Nil values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local links = {} for i, t in ipairs(pages) do checkType('formatPageTables', i, t, 'table') local link = t[1] local display = t[2] links[i] = p._formatLink(link, display) end return links end

function p.makeWikitextError(msg, helpLink, addTrackingCategory) -- Formats an error message to be returned to wikitext. If -- addTrackingCategory is not false after being returned from -- Module:Yesno, and if we are not on a talk page, a tracking category -- is added. checkType('makeWikitextError', 1, msg, 'string') checkType('makeWikitextError', 2, helpLink, 'string', true) yesno = require('Module:Yesno') local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle() -- Make the help link text. local helpText if helpLink then helpText = ' (help)' else helpText = end -- Make the category text. local category if not title.isTalkPage and yesno(addTrackingCategory) ~= false then category = 'Hatnote templates with errors' category = string.format( '%s:%s', mw.site.namespaces[14].name, category ) else category = end return string.format( '%s', msg, helpText, category ) end


-- Format link -- -- Makes a wikilink from the given link and display values. Links are escaped -- with colons if necessary, and links to sections are detected and displayed -- with " § " as a separator rather than the standard MediaWiki "#". Used in -- the template.


function p.formatLink(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local link = args[1] local display = args[2] if not link then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no link specified', 'Template:Format hatnote link#Errors', args.category ) end return p._formatLink(link, display) end

function p._formatLink(link, display) -- Find whether we need to use the colon trick or not. We need to use the -- colon trick for categories and files, as otherwise category links -- categorise the page and file links display the file. checkType('_formatLink', 1, link, 'string') checkType('_formatLink', 2, display, 'string', true) link = removeInitialColon(link) local namespace = p.findNamespaceId(link, false) local colon if namespace == 6 or namespace == 14 then colon = ':' else colon = end -- Find whether a faux display value has been added with the | magic -- word. if not display then local prePipe, postPipe = link:match('^(.-)|(.*)$') link = prePipe or link display = postPipe end -- Find the display value. if not display then local page, section = link:match('^(.-)#(.*)$') if page then display = page .. ' § ' .. section end end -- Assemble the link. if display then return string.format('%s', colon, link, display) else return string.format('%s%s', colon, link) end end


-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

function p._hatnote(s, options) checkType('_hatnote', 1, s, 'string') checkType('_hatnote', 2, options, 'table', true) local classes = {'hatnote'} local extraclasses = options.extraclasses local selfref = options.selfref if type(extraclasses) == 'string' then classes[#classes + 1] = extraclasses end if selfref then classes[#classes + 1] = 'selfref' end return string.format( '
%s
', table.concat(classes, ' '), s )

end

return p-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- Module:Hatnote -- -- -- -- This module produces hatnote links and links to related articles. It -- -- implements the and meta-templates and includes -- -- helper functions for other Lua hatnote modules. --


local libraryUtil = require('libraryUtil') local checkType = libraryUtil.checkType local mArguments -- lazily initialise Module:Arguments local yesno -- lazily initialise Module:Yesno

local p = {}


-- Helper functions


local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

function p.formatPages(...) -- Formats a list of pages using formatLink and returns it as an array. Nil -- values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local ret = {} for i, page in ipairs(pages) do ret[i] = p._formatLink(page) end return ret end

function p.formatPageTables(...) -- Takes a list of page/display tables and returns it as a list of -- formatted links. Nil values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local links = {} for i, t in ipairs(pages) do checkType('formatPageTables', i, t, 'table') local link = t[1] local display = t[2] links[i] = p._formatLink(link, display) end return links end

function p.makeWikitextError(msg, helpLink, addTrackingCategory) -- Formats an error message to be returned to wikitext. If -- addTrackingCategory is not false after being returned from -- Module:Yesno, and if we are not on a talk page, a tracking category -- is added. checkType('makeWikitextError', 1, msg, 'string') checkType('makeWikitextError', 2, helpLink, 'string', true) yesno = require('Module:Yesno') local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle() -- Make the help link text. local helpText if helpLink then helpText = ' (help)' else helpText = end -- Make the category text. local category if not title.isTalkPage and yesno(addTrackingCategory) ~= false then category = 'Hatnote templates with errors' category = string.format( '%s:%s', mw.site.namespaces[14].name, category ) else category = end return string.format( '%s', msg, helpText, category ) end


-- Format link -- -- Makes a wikilink from the given link and display values. Links are escaped -- with colons if necessary, and links to sections are detected and displayed -- with " § " as a separator rather than the standard MediaWiki "#". Used in -- the template.


function p.formatLink(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local link = args[1] local display = args[2] if not link then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no link specified', 'Template:Format hatnote link#Errors', args.category ) end return p._formatLink(link, display) end

function p._formatLink(link, display) -- Find whether we need to use the colon trick or not. We need to use the -- colon trick for categories and files, as otherwise category links -- categorise the page and file links display the file. checkType('_formatLink', 1, link, 'string') checkType('_formatLink', 2, display, 'string', true) link = removeInitialColon(link) local namespace = p.findNamespaceId(link, false) local colon if namespace == 6 or namespace == 14 then colon = ':' else colon = end -- Find whether a faux display value has been added with the | magic -- word. if not display then local prePipe, postPipe = link:match('^(.-)|(.*)$') link = prePipe or link display = postPipe end -- Find the display value. if not display then local page, section = link:match('^(.-)#(.*)$') if page then display = page .. ' § ' .. section end end -- Assemble the link. if display then return string.format('%s', colon, link, display) else return string.format('%s%s', colon, link) end end


-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

function p._hatnote(s, options) checkType('_hatnote', 1, s, 'string') checkType('_hatnote', 2, options, 'table', true) local classes = {'hatnote'} local extraclasses = options.extraclasses local selfref = options.selfref if type(extraclasses) == 'string' then classes[#classes + 1] = extraclasses end if selfref then classes[#classes + 1] = 'selfref' end return string.format( '
%s
', table.concat(classes, ' '), s )

end

return p
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