The early years of this award (post-1991 restoration) are confusing.
Prior to 2013, nominees in this category were sometimes included under the Most Outstanding Drama Series award (occasionally called Most Outstanding Achievement in Drama Production, Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie, and other titles).
In other years, there would be separate nominees and winners for mini-series / telemovies and for drama series.
The two categories were finally severed in 2013. Before 2013, only those years that showed a distinct winner / list of nominees in this specific category are included here: for other winners, see Outstanding Drama Series.
'The Tony Ayres Productions (TAP) series is planned as a serialised anthology, inspired by the stories of the people who survived the catastrophe and continue to endure its aftermath.
'Each episode will be based around character studies of ordinary people caught in the unimaginable and the impossible choices they were forced to make. These will include volunteer firefighters; families who lost homes, livelihoods and loved ones; people who had to make agonising decisions about whether to stay or flee; and others who found themselves responsible for the lives of friends and strangers.'
Source: Inside Film (https://www.if.com.au/abc-tony-ayres-productions-developing-bushfire-drama/). (Sighted: 3/12/2020)
'[O]ne year after a devastating flood kills five locals [...] a new plant appears with the power to restore people’s youth.'
Source: Deadline (https://deadline.com/2018/06/abc-studios-international-scores-australian-crime-drama-from-the-kettering-incident-creator-1202403564/). (Sighted: 6/6/2018).
Set twenty-five years after the original film, the series follows the new generation of far-right activists and the anti-fascist groups who oppose them.
'When two girls mysteriously disappear in identical circumstances in the wilds of Tasmania 15 years apart, Doctor Anna Macy finds herself inexplicably linked to both cases. To clear her name, Anna must delve into her troubled past and face some truths about herself and the otherworldly nature of this gothic land.'
Source: Screen Australia.
'In 1810, emancipated English convict William Thornhill stakes a claim on 100 acres of land on the remote Hawkesbury River in New South Wales, only to find that a clan of Aboriginal people also lay claim to the land, as they have done since time immemorial.' (Production summary)