How to watch Hallmark Channel Movies in Australia

Whether you’re after some mushy romance or a cheesy Christmas flick, streaming Hallmark movies in Australia is a little complicated.
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$6.99Over 12,000 moviesPrime Video had the most Hallmark Movies in our search by a long shot.30-days
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MoviesWhy?Free trial
Over 12,000 moviesPrime Video had the most Hallmark Movies in our search by a long shot.30-days

Whether you think it’s so bad it’s good, or truly thrilling television, the Hallmark Channel’s enormous collection of romance, mystery and Christmas flicks are absurdly popular.

The Hallmark Channel is most popular in the U.S., but a lot of that love has migrated to our shores here in Australia.

The problem is, ever since Foxtel canned the Hallmark channel and replaced it with the Universal Channel, tracking down Hallmark movies in Australia has become a mystery worthy of its own steamy romp.

Fed up with the overwhelming absence of Hallmark movies in Australia, one proactive Australian kicked off a petition calling for Foxtel to bring the Hallmark Channel back. And you can’t blame them for their desperate plea. Firstly, Hallmark’s streaming service, Hallmark Movies Now, isn’t available here and there don’t appear to be any plans for a local launch.

Secondly, the local distribution for Hallmark Channel movies is all over the place. There’s a smattering of older Hallmark movies spread out across Australia’s various streaming services, but more recent releases are almost non-existent.

There is, however, one Australian streaming service that appeared again and again in our quest for that Hallmark gold: Amazon Prime Video.

Here’s everything we could find about watching Hallmark movies in Australia.

Note: There are simply too many Hallmark movies to choose from. We’ve selected a handful of recent releases, and some of the most popular Hallmark movies to give you an idea of where to stream them.

Option 1: Prime Video

The best streaming service for Hallmark movies.

Hallmark movies on Prime Video

Out of the 35 movies we searched, 23 of them were available to stream on Amazon Prime Video in Australia. Prime Video is home to a few of Hallmark’s murder-mystery collections (Mystery 101, Picture Perfect Mysteries and Ruby Herring Mysteries to name a few), but also a few festive Hallmark Christmas movies, such as Christmas Encore and Christmas In Evergreen.

Amazon Prime Video only costs $6.99 per month, making it one of the cheapest streaming services available, and has a 30-day free trial.

Not only is it your best option for watching Hallmark movies in Australia, we think it’s the best streaming service available full-stop. It’s home to some of the best movies from the last few years and is no slouch in the original TV series department.

Here’s the list of Hallmark Channel movies we found streaming on Amazon Prime Video:

Hallmark Movies on Prime Video

Mystery 101: An Education in Murder2020Prime Video
Picture Perfect Mysteries: Newlywed and Dead2019Prime Video
Picture Perfect Mysteries: Dead Over Diamonds2020Prime Video
Mystery 101: Dead Talk2019Prime Video
Mystery 101: Playing Dead2019Prime Video
Mystery 101: Words Can Kill2019Prime Video
Ruby Herring Mysteries: Silent Witness2019Prime Video
Ruby Herring Mysteries: Prediction Murder2020Prime Video
Ruby Herring Mysteries: Her Last Breath2020Prime Video
A Bundle of Trouble: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery2017Prime Video
Dater's Handbook2016Prime Video
Christmas In Evergreen2017Prime Video
Love on Safari2018Prime Video
Love on the Slopes2018Prime Video
Once Upon A Prince2018Prime Video
One Winter Weekend2018Prime Video
A Summer to Remember2018Prime Video
Yes I Do2018Prime Video
Cooking with Love2018Prime Video
Love at Sea2018Prime Video
Royally Ever After2018Prime Video
Over the Moon in Love2019Prime Video
Christmas Encore2019Prime Video

Option 2: Binge and Foxtel

Foxtel Now might be the best streaming service for Hallmark Christmas movies.

Hallmark on Foxtel

The next two services on our list are Binge and Foxtel. Our search only pulled up two results for Binge, Crossword Mysteries: Proposing Murder and Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For. As thrilling as those puzzling adventures sound, you don’t need to consult the Merriam-Webster to know it’s not much, though there could be more in the back-catalogue.

Flip the page to Foxtel Now and you’ll find a richer trove of Hallmark Movies. In our limited search, there were a total of 10 movies available on Foxtel Now.

The issue is, Binge is a much better streaming service overall. In our opinion, you get more bang for your buck with Binge, regardless of its Hallmark collection. With that said, if it’s specifically Hallmark Christmas movies you want to stream, the concentration of festive flicks was much higher on Foxtel Now than it was on Prime Video.

Foxtel Now will cost you anywhere from $25 per month to $105 per month, whereas Binge is priced more like Netflix and Stan, with three plan tiers at $10, $14 and $18 that offer one, two and four simultaneous streams, respectively.

Lastly, Stan also appeared in our search, but only two of the 35 movies we checked were available: Welcome to Christmas (2018) and Sister of the Bride (2019).

Hallmark Movies on Foxtel, Binge and Stan

Crossword Mysteries: Proposing Murder2019Binge and Foxtel
Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For2019Binge and Foxtel
Deliver By Christmas2020Foxtel Now
A Majestic Christmas2018Foxtel Now
Christmas in Rome2019Foxtel Now
It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas2019Foxtel Now
Christmas Town2019Foxtel Now
Sense, Sensibility and Snowmen2019Foxtel Now
Double Holiday2019Foxtel Now
Deliver by Christmas2020Foxtel Now
Sister of the Bride2019Stan
Welcome to Christmas2018Stan

Option 3: Use a VPN to access Hallmark Movies Now

If you’re completely desperate for a more robust collection of Hallmark movies, there’s also the option of using a VPN to access Hallmark’s streaming service, Hallmark Movies Now, from Australia.

Do so at your own risk, accessing Hallmark Movies Now via a VPN goes against the Terms of Service, which means you could have your subscription cancelled at a moment’s notice with no grounds for a refund.

Admittedly, we’ve not tested streaming Hallmark Movies Now via a VPN ourselves, but we do have guides on accessing other U.S. services, like Hulu and HBO Max, and the steps are essentially the same. You will be charged US$5.99 per month if you do successfully sign up to Hallmark Movies Now, but there’s also a seven-day free trial if you want to take it for a whirl.

At such a low monthly cost, and with a free seven-day trial, accessing Hallmark Movies Now is pretty low risk, all things considered.

  • not shown in Australia when they are , and why they they are no longer seen on Netflix.

    HiI just want to be able to watch my favourite Hallmark programs.I used to watch them on Netflix, but they are no longer on Netflix. Do you know why Hallmark movies etc are not shown in Australia when they are so popular, and why they are no longer seen on Net flix