Where to watch The Vampire Diaries online in Australia

Matt Sayer 2 June 2017

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES

After eight years and eight seasons, supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries has bitten its last neck. Here's how to watch the entire series online in Australia.

Love is a messy thing at the best of times, but at least most of us don't have to worry about our partners bursting into flames whenever they step outside. Not so for Elena Gilbert, who unwittingly falls in love with the 161-year-old vampire Stefan Salvatore. Elena, being just 17 years old, is barely prepared for the challenges of maintaining a normal teenage relationship, let alone one with an undead creature that feeds on the blood of her fellow humans.

As if that wasn't complicated enough, Stefan's brother Damon has just returned home after 15 years to seek vengeance on his sibling for forcing him to become a vampire in the first place. But when Damon realises Elena bears a striking resemblance to his former lover, a thorny love triangle begins to form. Between the brothers' fierce rivalry and the return of the deadly Original Vampires, the town of Mystic Falls is in for one hell of a nightmare.

Following the massive success of its first season back in 2009, The Vampire Diaries recently concluded its eighth and final season this past March. If you're looking to catch up on missed episodes or see how it all began with season one, you've come to the right place. Here are all the ways to watch The Vampire Diaries online in Australia.

Season One

Confused and vulnerable after the sudden death of their parents, Elena Gilbert and her brother Jeremy are sent to live with their Aunt Jenna in the quiet town of Mystic Falls. Instead of finding solace, Elena stumbles into the world of the supernatural, inadvertently falling in love with the vampire Stefan Salvatore. As she slowly pieces together the true nature of Mystic Falls and the weird happenings that plague it, Elena will have to decide what's more important to her: love or family.

  • Release date: September 10th, 2009
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Season Two

Chaos comes to Mystic Falls in the form of Katherine Pierce, the villainous vampire who sired both Stefan and Damon in the late 19th century. She hasn't returned for a friendly family reunion, though, as her sights are set firmly on snatching Elena and handing her over to Klaus, an Original Vampire/Werewolf hybrid who's been hunting Katherine for the last 500 years. Determined to earn her freedom, Katherine will stop at nothing to capture Elena, even if it means destroying the entire town of Mystic Falls in the process.

  • Release date: September 9th, 2010
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Season Three

After foiling Katherine's plan to steal Elena, Stefan and Damon face an older, even tougher foe: the Original Vampires. With unmatched strength and speed as well as immunity to stakes, sunlight and other weapons their garden-variety cousins are vulnerable to, the Original Vampires are practically indestructible. When they kidnap Stefan and try to sway him to their side, Elena and Damon will have to seek help from the spirit world in order to bring him back.

  • Release date: September 15th, 2011
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Season Four

In the wake of a car crash eerily similar to the one that killed her parents, Elena discovers she's been injected with vampire blood and it's the only thing keeping her alive or, at least, undead. Coming to grips with her new reality proves terrifying, and Stefan and Damon struggle to help her with a transition she never wanted.

Meanwhile, the Mystic Falls Council is rocked by the revelation that vampires are real and that they pose a legitimate threat to the humble town. Amidst the chaos, Elena and her friends will have to pull together to defend their homes against their toughest enemy yet: Silas, the first immortal being ever created.

  • Release date: October 11th, 2012
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Season Five

It's college time for Elena, and coming off an intimate summer holiday with Damon, she couldn't feel more hopeful. Alas, her optimism quickly evaporates when Stefan goes missing and Silas returns to make Damon an offer he cannot refuse. Things get even worse with the arrival of the Travelers, a tribe of witches hell-bent on eradicating all supernatural elements from Mystic Falls. To save the town, Damon concocts a dangerous plan that might just end up doing more harm than good.

  • Release date: October 3rd, 2013
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Season Six

Following their last-ditch effort to save the town, Damon and Bonnie are nowhere to be found. Elena and her friends struggle to cope with the pair's disappearance, determined to bring them back but unsure whether it's even possible. Any rescue attempt is made all the more difficult by the new anti-magic community protection program set up in Mystic Falls. With everyone she loves being torn away from her, Elena must find a way to set aside her grief before it becomes the end of her.

  • Release date: October 2nd, 2014
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Season Seven

Thanks to Kai's vengeful curse, Mystic Falls must face the reality of a world without Elena. Trapped in indefinite slumber, her absence hits Damon the hardest, and he channels his anger into fighting Rayna Cruz, a powerful vampire-hunter Damon's mother unwittingly set upon Mystic Falls. To defeat Rayna, Damon calls on the aid of the Armory, a secretive organisation specialising in all things supernatural. But the Armory has its own agenda and helping Damon is just one tiny part of their ultimate plan.

  • Release date: October 8th, 2015
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Season Eight

When Damon and Enzo vanish from the Armory's vaults, Stefan, Bonnie and Caroline work tirelessly to find them. What they discover turns out to be far worse than they had feared. A supernatural force has enslaved Damon and Enzo, sending them out to do its mysterious bidding while killing everything and everyone they encounter along the way. Unless Stefan can find a way to save his brother from giving into his evil urges, Mystic Falls won't be the only town to lie in ruins.

  • Release date: October 21st, 2016
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