Water Rats

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  • 1996
  • 6 Seasons
  • 6.9  (772)

Water Rats is a television series focused on the men and woman in the Sydney Water Police. This series looks closely at challenges faced by professions dedicated to protecting human impact on the ocean in Sydney, Australia. There is a wide variety of action in this program as it follows seventy men and women focused on guarding the busy harbor. The officers travel around the harbor and take part in many challenging activities dealing with all types of crimes.

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Cats and Pigeons
26. Cats and Pigeons
August 7, 2001
Acting Chief Inspector, Jack Christey has to accept the responsibility for an operation that has gone wrong, resulting in the death of an informant and leaving two of his officers in hospital, one critically injured.
And the Winner Is
25. And the Winner Is
July 31, 2001
When investigating the murder of a woman, the Water Police discover that her death was the result of mistaken identity and quickly find themselves in the middle of an ongoing war between two major crime bosses.
The Removalist
24. The Removalist
July 24, 2001
The new boy at the Water Police, Gorgeous George Newhouse is making waves with the women, but Christey is not impressed.
Bureaucracy Rules OK
23. Bureaucracy Rules OK
July 17, 2001
Alex and Mick investigate the case of a four year old boy found at the bottom of the Sydney Harbor. Jack is promoted to Acting Chief Inspector, a move which doesn't please Helen who had her eye on the job, as she regularly filled in for Jeff.
The Long Run
22. The Long Run
July 10, 2001
Alex and Mick chase a triple killer through the streets of Sydney.
Jackpot
21. Jackpot
July 3, 2001
Alex and Mick try to solve an old burglary and murder whilst battling a retired cop seeking redemption for years of humiliation.
Family Matters
20. Family Matters
June 26, 2001
A young troubled boy places a wedge between Jack and his daughter, Sophie.
Red Ice
19. Red Ice
June 19, 2001
After a shooting on a Harbor wharf, the Rats discover a love triangle of Russian immigrants and a Cold War in sunny Sydney.
Robbos Ghost
18. Robbos Ghost
June 12, 2001
Things backfire for an old friend of Alex's, when he begs her to find his missing son-in-law.
Bitter Legacy
17. Bitter Legacy
June 5, 2001
Alex and Mick race against time when someone is distributing guns that are rigged to explode when fired.
The Marrying Kind
16. The Marrying Kind
May 29, 2001
On the eve of Gary Sykes' wedding, the rest of the Rats admit to their true feelings - one is dumped, one is given an ultimatum and one is kissed.
The Devil You Know
15. The Devil You Know
May 22, 2001
Alex's life is a nightmare as she battles an obsessed admirer, her mother and the flu.
Strike Out
14. Strike Out
May 15, 2001
Christey's daughter is given a brutal introduction to the realities of police work, while the death of a girl in a hit-and-run jet-ski accident causes disturbing memories to resurface for Alex.
True Blue
13. True Blue
May 8, 2001
The Rats attend a wake following the sudden death of a former colleague. As the alcohol flows, so do the stories and, one by one, their true feelings are revealed.
Line of Duty
12. Line of Duty
May 8, 2000
The Rats attend a wake following the sudden death of a former colleague. As the alcohol flows, so do the stories and, one by one, their true feelings are revealed.
Broken English
11. Broken English
April 24, 2001
Hawker remains the professional police officer, even when he is targeted by a criminal. But when the vendetta involves his son, Hawker shows his true colors.
The Player
10. The Player
April 17, 2001
Reilly is forced to cover up the murder of a criminal to save his family.
The Thin Edge
9. The Thin Edge
April 10, 2001
Reilly crosses the line and unknowingly sparks a murder when he helps his sister's husband avoid jail.
Hungry Bear Blues
8. Hungry Bear Blues
March 27, 2001
Knowing that a great job is coming her way, Blakemore resigns prematurely and takes the opportunity to tell everyone exactly what she thinks of them.
Mates Rates
7. Mates Rates
March 20, 2001
Quinn is forced to re-evaluate the meaning of friendship when he alienates his workmates, as he defends a friend's lies and criminal behavior.
Odds On
6. Odds On
March 13, 2001
Christey is reacquainted with his estranged father and discovers he is involved in a dangerous scam.
Another Mans Poison
5. Another Mans Poison
March 6, 2001
A runaway yacht, a missing child and suspected multiple murders set Alex and Christey down the wrong path, where they uncover a plot to poison Sydney Harbor.
Shadow Man
4. Shadow Man
February 27, 2001
Though the serial killer has been caught, Christey supports Blakemore's claims that there is another killer out there, a shadow man targeting the police.
High Roller
3. High Roller
February 20, 2001
Jack Christey's new relationship is tested when one of the Rats is taken by a serial killer.
It Happened One Night
2. It Happened One Night
February 13, 2001
Christey's investigation into a series of yacht explosions takes him north to a beachside community, where he meets a beautiful female cop with an agenda of her own.
Domino
1. Domino
February 6, 2001
A water police operation on a container wharf results in a death, leaving each of the Rats to deal with their culpability and guilt.
Description

Water Rats is a television series focused on the men and woman in the Sydney Water Police. This series looks closely at challenges faced by professions dedicated to protecting human impact on the ocean in Sydney, Australia. There is a wide variety of action in this program as it follows seventy men and women focused on guarding the busy harbor. The officers travel around the harbor and take part in many challenging activities dealing with all types of crimes. Water Rats is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (177 episodes). The series first aired on February 12, 1996.

Where to Watch Water Rats

Water Rats is available for streaming on the Nine Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Water Rats on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Tubi TV and IMDb TV.

  • Premiere Date
    February 12, 1996
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (772)