6 new streaming movies and TV shows you can watch in Australia this weekend

Sex Education
(Image credit: Netflix)

With so many shows and movies to choose from on Australia's major streaming services, it can often be difficult to find the best new stuff to entertain yourself with each end of week. 

In an effort to make things easier, we've hand-picked the best new shows and movies to watch on Aussie streaming platforms this weekend, covering the likes of Netflix, Disney Plus, Binge, Foxtel Now, Stan, Apple TV Plus and Amazon Prime Video. 

Below, you'll find a list of new highlights, with binge-worthy TV shows sitting alongside some great big-budget movie arrivals – and a couple of oddball left-of-field entries, just for some variety.

The big new shows and movies in this entry include the highly anticipated third season of Netflix's Sex Education, the long-awaited live-action arrival of Y: The Last man on Binge, and the return of the Rafter family in Amazon's Back to the Rafters revival. Here are our streaming picks for the weekend of September 17-19, 2021.

Sex Education – Season 3

(TV series – available 17/09/2021)

The beloved Netflix Original series Sex Education is back for its third season this weekend, and we can't wait to see what happens after the immense cliffhanger that ended season 2. Otis has made his feelings for Maeve clear, now it's time to see how she responds.

Stream Sex Education on Netflix

Y: The Last Man – Season 1

(TV series – available now)

One of the most celebrated comic books of all time has finally received the live-action treatment, with the first three episodes of Y: The Last Man now available to stream on Binge. Following a cataclysmic event, every being on Earth with a Y chromosome dies dies, save for Yorick Brown and his pet monkey, Ampersand.

Stream Y: The Last Man on Binge

Back to the Rafters – Season 1

(TV series – available now)

As the name suggests, Back to the Rafters is a follow-up to the classic Australian series Packed to the Rafters, which sees the Rafter family experience several of life's ups and downs while remaining as tight-knit as possible. Amazon's revival picks up six years later with Dave and Ruby now living a new life in the country while the older Rafter children move on with their own families.

Stream Back to the Rafters on Amazon Prime Video

Isle of Dogs

(Movie – available now)

While it didn't quite reach the immense level of charm that Wes Anderson's previous stop-motion outing Fantastic Mr. Fox did, there's still plenty of joy to be had with the quirky and beautiful Isle of Dogs, which is now available to stream on Disney Plus for the first time.

Stream Isle of Dogs on Disney Plus

Ted Lasso – Season 2

(TV series – season 2, episode 9 available 17/09/2021)

Following last week's brutal loss to Manchester City, Ted finally opened up to Dr. Sharon, for real this time, offering a devastating piece of backstory that partly explains his constant over-enthusiasm.

Stream Ted Lasso on Apple TV Plus

Heels – Season 1

(TV series – episode 6 available 19/9/2021)

We're at the mid-season point in Heels, and things have never been more tense. Last week, Bobby suffered what could very well be a career-ending injury at the hands of Ace, who continues to have the most enormous chip on his shoulder of all-time. It'll be interesting to see how Jack and the DWL moves forward in such a circumstance.

Stream Heels on Stan

Stephen Lambrechts
Senior Journalist, Phones and Entertainment

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.