The Rafter family is back, and returning to our screens for the highly anticipated six-part series, Back to the Rafters!

Back to the Rafters picks up six years on from when we last saw the Rafter family. Dave (Erik Thomson) and Julie (Rebecca Gibney) have created a new life in the country with youngest daughter Ruby.

As everyone comes together in Sydney to celebrate Dave and Julie’s 35th Anniversary, history repeats and circumstances force them all to cram into Ben’s two-bedroom home – once again packed to the-you-know-what.

During the visit it becomes apparent that the older Rafter children are facing new challenges with Ben (Hugh Sheridan) recently married to Cassie  and hoping to start a family, Nathan (Angus McLaren) trying to do it all as a single dad to Edward and Rachel (Georgina Haig, replacing Jessica Marais) living a secret life in New York.

Granddad Ted (Michael Caton) struggles to find his place, Julie wrestles with the pain of being absent from the rest of the family, while Dave treasures his Buradeena easy lifestyle finding a new mate in his young employee, Paddo who shares his love of motocross racing.

Dave and Julie Rafter’s country-town happiness is brought sharply into question when the city reunion reveals crises in the lives of the rest of the family. What will this mean for Australia’s favourite Mum and Dad? Whether they are crammed under the same roof, or spread out across different cities, towns or countries, the same honesty, love and laughter bonds them all and we see that even as life moves on, family doesn’t.

Watch the official trailer here:


Back to the Rafters premieres exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on September 17.

Every season (S1-6) of Packed to the Rafters is also available on Amazon Prime Video now.

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