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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.

From 31 August - October 4th 2020, Thomas & Friends will be taking a break on the ABC KIDS guide.

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

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


  • There is a VHS of Thomas and Friends: Calling All Engines! in Australia, but that tape is really obscure and is extinct.
  • 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 was still released on the Whale of a Tale DVD and the CBeebies channel.
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