How to watch Australian Netflix in the UK

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If you’re looking for an easy way to watch Australian Netflix then look no further than this guide.

In this guide I’m going to show you the beginner-friendly way how to do just that and watch Australian Netflix in the UK. Not to worry too, if you’re not a tech-genius this process is really easy to achieve in just 5-steps.

Netflix is quite possibly the best online streaming service available. It has everything from movies to TV shows and even Netflix ‘Exclusives’.

One of the downsides to Netflix is that the catalogue of movies and TV shows available isn’t standard across the service. Depending on what country you’re in depends on what content you get access to.

Below I’m going to show you how you can stream Aussie Netflix in the United Kingdom and watch all the exclusive content from down-under in ‘good ol’ blighty’.

‘Straya Netflix? Good onya cobber!

Ok, Ok, I’ll admit, my Aussie slang is a little dated, but after growing up on a diet of Neighbours and Home and Away, can you blame me? I apologise if you’re Aussie!

So, what’s different about Netflix Australia and Netflix UK? Well, according to Netflix comparison site Finder, Australia has around 4,732 titles compared to 5,091 on the UK Netflix site.

Which isn’t half bad considering the Australian Netflix catalogue used to be pretty dire.

What’s more important is that the content actually differs. For example, on Australian Netflix you can watch classics like Justice League, whereas on UK Netflix it’s nowhere to be found.

So how can you get Australian Netflix in the UK?

For this you’ll need an app called a VPN and below I’m going to show you where to get one and how to use it to watch Aussie Netflix in the UK.

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How to watch Australian Netflix in the UK

To watch Australian Netflix in the UK you’ll need to get yourself a VPN service.

There are hundreds upon hundreds of companies offering them. However, not all work with Australian Netflix because many are blocked.

After testing I found that ExpressVPN worked extremely well and so for watching Australian Netflix in the UK you should sign up for their service.

Follow the steps below to get ExpressVPN to watch Australian Netflix in the UK:

  1. Visit the ExpressVPN website and sign up for their service. They’ve got a 30-day money back guarantee if you can’t get it working.
  2. Go to the Products section of the ExpressVPN website and download and install the correct app for your device.
  3. Open the app and login when required.
  4. Press Selected Location, then All Locations, Asia Pacific and finally Australia.
  5. Then press Connect.

It will take about 15 seconds for the ExpressVPN app to connect for you.

Once it’s connected visit the Netflix website like normal or open the Netflix app on your device.

You’ll now have access to the Australian Netflix catalogue. You can search for exclusives (at the time of writing) such as ‘Justice League’, ‘Dunkirk’, ‘Surviving the Game’, ‘The LEGO Ninjago Movie’ & ‘Summer Catch’ amongst others.

When you’ve finished watching, simply disconnect.

ExpressVPN app connecting to Australia

Watch Netflix Australia with ExpressVPN.


You may occasionally find that when you go to play a movie or TV show you get told you’re using a ‘proxy’ or ‘unblocker’. This is easy to fix.

All you need to do is disconnect from ExpressVPN and select a different location. In the example I selected Sydney. You can try the other Sydney options 1, 2 or 3 or other locations like Perth, Brisbane or Melbourne.

It’s easy to find one that works.

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Does this work with my ‘XYZ’ device?

ExpressVPN works on almost all major types of devices.

This will let you view Australian Netflix in the UK on your Windows or Mac computer or Laptop.

It will also let you watch on an Android or Apple iOS phone or tablet.

Best of all ExpressVPN also have an app available for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire Stick. So if you’ve got an Australian, UK or Fire TV / Fire Stick from any other country then you’ll be able to watch Australian Netflix in the UK on it.

How does a VPN work and is it legal?

Let’s deal with the important stuff first. VPN apps are completely legal. They’re officially tools aimed at protecting your privacy online.

The fact they let you alter your location is part of this privacy protection.

VPNs work by sending your internet data through a different location. If you’re in the UK and you access Netflix, Netflix knows that you’re in the UK and so gives you the UK Netflix catalogue.

By using a VPN it first sends your data to Australia and then on to Netflix. Netflix see a request from an Australian internet connection and so serves up the Australia Netflix website. The VPN then sends this back to you in the UK.

The process is completely automated so you won’t even know it’s happening. Best of all it’s fast so there are no delays.

A quick recap

Watching Australian Netflix in the UK is much easier than it used to be. All you need is a simple app called a VPN.

I recommend using the VPN provider ExpressVPN because I’ve tried and tested them and they work well with Australian Netflix. Most other providers don’t work or are blocked by Netflix.

Sign up for the ExpressVPN service by clicking the button below. Once signed up download their app and connect to Australia.

You can now watch Australian Netflix in the UK. Now you know how you’ll be spending your ‘arvo! G’day! (OK, I’ll stop now)

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Author: Christopher Seward

Having used the internet since 1994, Christopher launched one of the very first VPN comparison websites in 2013. An expert in the field his reviews, testing and knowledge have helped thousands of users get the correct VPN for their needs.

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