Struggle Street

October 2019

Season 3 Episode 2

3.0 5 x
Wagga residents Katherine and Mason are recovering from the break-in that left their Housing Commission home trashed. Determined to make their home a safe haven, they’ve opened their doors to other young Wagga residents facing struggles of their own.

Season 3 Episode 1

4.0 42 x
We meet individuals and families from different parts of the New South Wales Riverina area who are facing a range of challenges - from homelessness, to drought, and a crime wave that’s swept through parts of Wagga Wagga. Mason and Katherine live in the Wagga suburb of Tolland with their two-year-old daughter Suzianna. Afte...

Season 2 Episode 1

3.0 11 x
The new series of Struggle Street offers a raw and unflinching portrayal of struggle and hardship in Australia. In episode one, we meet Australians from diverse backgrounds facing a range of challenges, from unemployment to addiction and a lack of housing. Single mother Norma is facing homelessness and Kiwi shelter residen...

Season 2 Episode 2

3.0 5 x
After 22 years, factory worker Nick faces an uncertain future following the closure of the Ford plant and single mother Tamara finds herself the victim of a vocational training loan scam. Meanwhile, neighbour Allan is struggling after racking up over $30,000 in payday loans and police are sent in to remove Norma and her fa...

Season 2 Episode 3

3.0 1 x
Michael finds himself at war with his brother as they try to deal with their mother's will and Allan is trying to get his new landscaping business up and running - but it's one step forward and two steps back as he battles bureaucracy and his creditors chasing unpaid loans. In Brisbane's south-west, Jarrod and Sharon are a...

Season 2 Episode 4

3.0 1 x
At 55 years of age, Sue's been told she has four weeks to leave her home. With little money, and a growing public housing waiting list, she faces the very real prospect of homelessness. Kiwi parents Jarrod and Sharon agree to part ways in an attempt to clean up their lives, as welfare authorities are called. Meanwhile, thi...

Season 2 Episode 5

4.0 2 x
Jarrod and his two eldest children find themselves on the streets and struggle to get emergency assistance. Nearby, Sue is battling housing authorities as she attempts to find alternative accommodation, and mother and daughter Michelle and Jess are coming to terms with life on the poverty line. Michelle has had to leave he...

Season 2 Episode 6

4.0 4 x
In the final episode of Struggle Street, Michael has a financial windfall and decides to indulge his passion. Indigenous couple Josh and Monica have been sleeping rough after Josh was released from jail and struggle to find anyone who'll rent them a home. Meanwhile, Jess finds a welcome escape in art. Her painting of a pet...
July 2018

The Story Behind the Stereotype: The Facts and Realities of Ice Dependence and Recovery

3.0 113 x
SBS advises reading the Discussion Guide for this video before viewing. This Guide contains vital contextual information and can be found on the Cracks In The Ice website: . This Video and the Discussion Guide work together as a Community Screening Resource highlighting some ...
May 2015

May 19, 2015

Expired 3.2 3,291 x
Struggle Street concludes this week with a two hour special. In the heart of the ‘lucky country’ some Australian families and individuals are living on the fringes, facing the daily hardships of unemployment, drug addiction and illness; struggling just to get by. This fly-on-the-wall observational documentary series gives ...