Thomas the Tank Engine Wikia
Main Page

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation is the primary broadcaster of Thomas & Friends in Australia. Recent series are broadcast as part of the ABC Kids block on ABC2. Thomas was also shown on ABC1 prior to the CGI switchover.

ABC broadcasts many other children's shows, including other HiT Entertainment properties.

ABC has distributed Thomas and Friends on VHS, DVD and Blu-ray in Australia since the 80s. They originally had their videos distributed by Festival Records before they switched to Roadshow Entertainment in 1991 when they adopted the ABC for Kids name.

VHS Releases

  1. Thomas and Gordon and other stories
  2. Troublesome Trucks and other stories
  3. Coal and other stories
  4. Thomas, Percy and the Coal and Other Stories
  5. Percy and Harold and Other Stories
  6. The Deputation and Other Stories
  7. Time for Trouble and other stories
  8. Trust Thomas and Other Stories
  9. Escape and other stories
  10. Thomas and Stepney and other Stories
  11. Rock 'n' Roll and other Stories
  12. Thomas and the Special Letter and Other Stories
  13. Story and Song Collection
  14. Playtime
  15. Spooks and Surprises
  16. The Biggest Ever Christmas Collection
  17. Happy Ever After
  18. Happy Holidays
  19. Thomas and the Magic Railroad
  20. Truck Loads of Fun
  21. Rescues on the Railways
  22. The Very Best of Thomas and Friends
  23. All Aboard October!
  24. Thomas and the Jet Engine
  25. Twin Trouble
  26. All Aboard!
  27. Engines to the Rescue
  28. All Aboard with the Steam Team
  29. Peep! Peep! Hurray! Three Cheers for Thomas
  30. Calling All Engines! (Cancelled)

DVD Releases

Episodic Releases

  1. Thomas and the Jet Engine
  2. Twin Trouble
  3. The Very Best of Thomas and Friends
  4. Engines to the Rescue
  5. All Aboard with the Steam Team
  6. Peep! Peep! Hurray! Three Cheers for Thomas
  7. Truck Loads of Fun
  8. Happy Holidays
  9. Rusty Saves the Day
  10. Thomas' Trusty Friends
  11. Little Engines, Big Days Out
  12. Together on the Tracks
  13. Carnival Capers
  14. Engines and Escapades
  15. Heave Ho!
  16. Songs from Sodor
  17. The Party Surprise
  18. Splish, Splash, Splosh!
  19. Merry Winter Wish
  20. The Lion of Sodor
  21. Wobbly Wheels and Whistles
  22. Curious Cargo
  23. Go Go Thomas!
  24. Rescue On the Rails
  25. Sticky Situations
  26. Spills and Thrills
  27. Thomas in Charge!
  28. Santa's Little Engine
  29. Dinos and Discoveries
  30. Trouble on the Tracks
  31. Start Your Engines!
  32. Railway Mischief
  33. The Christmas Engines
  34. Signals Crossed
  35. Whale of a Tale and Other Sodor Adventures
  36. Thomas' Christmas Carol
  37. Extraordinary Engines
  38. Team Up With Thomas
  39. Christmas on Sodor
  40. Here Comes the Steam Team
  41. Monkey Trouble!
  42. Digs and Discoveries
  43. Steam Team to the Rescue
  44. The Royal Engine
  45. A Colourful World
  46. The Super Engine
  47. Animal Adventures
  48. Marvellous Machinery

The Best of Thomas and Friends

  1. The Best of Thomas & Friends - Volume 1
  2. The Best of Thomas and Friends - Volume 2

My First Thomas Series

  1. My First Thomas with Thomas
  2. My First Thomas with Percy
  3. My First Thomas with James
  4. My First Thomas with Henry and Gordon
  5. My First Thomas with Toby and Edward
  6. My First Thomas with Bertie and Harold
  7. My First Thomas with The Twin Engines
  8. My First Thomas with The Fat Controller
  9. My First Thomas with Diesel

The Complete Series Collections

  1. The Complete First Series
  2. The Complete Second Series
  3. The Complete Third Series
  4. The Complete Fourth Series
  5. The Complete Fifth Series
  6. The Complete Sixth Series
  7. The Complete Seventh Series
  8. The Complete Eighth Series
  9. The Complete Ninth Series
  10. The Complete Tenth Series
  11. The Complete Eleventh Series
  12. The Complete Twelfth Series

Twin Packs

  1. Series One and Two Double Pack
  2. Series Three and Four Double Pack
  3. Series Five and Six Double Pack
  4. Series Seven and Eight Double Pack
  5. Series Nine and Ten Double Pack
  6. Series Nine and The Great Discovery Double Pack


  1. Classic Collection: Series 1 - 5 (5 Disc Boxset)
  2. The Essential Collection (5 DVD Boxset)
  3. 60th Anniversary - Limited Edition Boxset
  4. Trainloads of Thomas Fun
  5. Essential Collection (Five Disc Collection)
  6. 3 Great Adventures
  7. The Great Adventures of Thomas and Friends
  8. 3 DVDs (Boxset)
  9. Complete Series 1-10
  10. My First Thomas

Movies and Feature-Length Specials

  1. Thomas and the Magic Railroad
  2. Calling All Engines!
  3. The Great Discovery
  4. Hero of the Rails
  5. Misty Island Rescue
  6. Day of the Diesels
  7. Blue Mountain Mystery
  8. King of the Railway
  9. Tale of the Brave
  10. Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure
  11. The Adventure Begins
  12. The Great Race
  13. Journey Beyond Sodor
  14. Big World! Big Adventures!
  15. Race for the Sodor Cup

Twin Packs and Boxsets

  1. Hero of the Rails and Misty Island Rescue
  2. Misty Island Rescue and Day of the Diesels
  3. Movie Collection
  4. 75th Anniversary Collection

Blu-ray Releases

  1. Misty Island Rescue
  2. Day of the Diesels


  • The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has banned reruns of the nineteenth series episode, Henry Spots Trouble, due to complains about the episode presenting chickenpox "as a mild disease that is nothing to worry about" and conveyed an anti-vaccination message. Although the episode is banned from airing on the ABC, it can still be viewed on the Whale of a Tale DVD and the CBeebies channel.