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29 Oct 2020 - 5:36 PM  UPDATED 9 Dec 2020 - 3:23 PM

Addicted Australia

Addicted Australia  focusses on ten Australians and their families as they battle addiction. With the ten signed up to a unique six-month treatment program, the four-part documentary series follows their heart-wrenching journey from despair to hope and possible recovery. 

Addicted Australia is now streaming at SBS on Demand. The four-part documentary series is also available with simplified Chinese and Vietnamese subtitles.

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Australia Come Fly With Me

Justine Clarke investigates the turbulent history of Australians in the air, revealing the social injustice and disparities in society.

Stream the series at SBS on Demand. Episodes are also available in Arabic and Chinese


Every Family Has A Secret

In this new season, much loved and celebrated actor Noni Hazlehurst will meet six Australians who are grappling with a family secret. Over three weeks, participants will travel around the world uncovering powerful truths about themselves, their families and Australia.

Stream seasons 1 and 2 at SBS on Demand. Episodes are also available in Arabic and Chinese

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Filthy Rich & Homeless

Five high-profile Australians swap their privileged lives to discover what life is like for the nation's homeless in the country's most expensive city: Sydney. 

Stream 3 seasons at SBS on Demand. Episodes are also available in Arabic and Chinese

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First Contact

More than six out of ten people who call Australia home have had little or no contact with Aboriginal people. The chasm and disconnect between First Australians and the rest of the nation is vast. First Contact shines a light on this deep divide by taking six non-Indigenous people, from different walks of life and with strong and varied opinions, and immersing them into Aboriginal Australia for the first time, revealing all its beauty, hope, culture, history, tradition and tragedy. The three-part series is hosted by Ray Martin.

Stream the series at SBS on Demand



Go Back to Where You Came From Live

A group of Australians embark on a journey to some of the most dangerous places on Earth. In SBS's most ambitious television event to date, Go Back To Where You Came From Live takes the pulse of the evolving global refugee crisis in real time.

Stream season 3 at SBS On Demand.


Going Places with Ernie Dingo

Join Ernie Dingo in this captivating series as he explores Australia's most iconic destinations. No ordinary travel show, Ernie introduces us to the traditional owners and others people who live, breathe and work among these incredible places.

Stream 3 seasons at SBS On Demand.

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How 'Mad' Are You?

Can you tell who has a history of mental illness? This two-part series takes a unique look at mental health.

Stream the series at SBS On Demand. Episodes are also available in Arabic and Chinese


Where Are You Really From?

Michael Hing is Australia's fourth or fifth favourite Asian-Australian comedian. And even though his family migrated from China more than 100 years ago, he still gets asked 'where are you really from?' all the time. Where Are You Really From? deals with serious issues like racism and integration, but with a playful heart.

Stream 3 seasons at SBS On Demand. Episodes are also available in Chinese

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Is Australia Racist?

One in five Australians has experienced racism in the last 12 months according to one of the biggest ever surveys conducted on racism and prejudice in Australia, commissioned by SBS with Western Sydney University. Hosted by Ray Martin, this one-hour documentary puts survey findings into action through a series of hidden-camera social experiments, capturing the experience of racism through the eyes of those who have suffered it. The results are sometimes confronting, but also revealed are inspiring Australians standing up to racism when witnessing discrimination. 

Stream the documentary at SBS On Demand. It is also available in Arabic


Is Australia Sexist?

Australian society is built on the idea of everyone getting a fair go. In the era of #MeToo and with the global movement for gender equality growing, it's time to ask ourselves whether that is actually the case. Writer, TV presenter, radio host and passionate advocate for gender equality, Yumi Stynes, wants to find out. Stynes goes undercover to expose the truth of sexism in Australia in 2018.

Stream the documentary at SBS On Demand. It is also available in Chinese.  


The Swiping Game: What Is Yellow Fever?

An intimate look at what lies behind attraction, and what goes unspoken in dating and relationships, this short documentary asks whether it's okay to prefer a certain 'type'. Women spill the tea on how they deal with stereotypes of Asian women being submissive, docile and cute in their dating lives.

Stream the documentary at SBS On Demand. It is also available in Chinese.


Marry Me Marry My Family

Explore the chaotic and colourful road to intercultural relationships. Six couples try to straddle the gulf between cultures and the gap between their parents' relationships and their own dreams. 

Stream season 2 at SBS On Demand. Episodes are also available in Arabic and Chinese.


Our Law

At WA's first Indigenous-run police station in Warakurna, two Noongar officers learn Yarnangu Lore and culture and master the local Ngaanyatjarra language to police in a more meaningful way.

Stream the documentary at SBS On Demand.


Secrets of Our Cities

Greig Pickhaver is on a mission to discover the secrets of some of Australia's most iconic cities, travelling to Gold Coast, Footscray and Kalgoorlie to uncover hidden histories and unsung residents.

Stream season 2 at SBS On Demand. Episodes are also available at Arabic and Chinese.



Struggle Street

The third season of this thought-provoking series explores the complex issues faced by Australians in rural and regional communities.

Stream season 3 at SBS On Demand.



Who Gets to Stay in Australia?

Narrated by Brooke Satchwell, this series captures the life-changing moments of 13 permanent residency applicants and their families as they navigate their way through our complex, rigorous, ever-changing immigration system.

Stream the series at SBS On Demand. Episodes are also available in Arabic and Chinese.



Who Do You Think You Are?

This celebrated series follows well-known Australians as they play detective, in search of their family history, revealing secrets from the past.

Stream 4 seasons at SBS On Demand.



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