This is unexpected. Per Seven’s programming boss Tim Worner:
“[Packed to the Rafters] certainly already has some big name fans in Hollywood, including Damon Lindelhof [sic] and Carlton Cuse, the makers of Lost.”
Seems Cuse and “Lindelhof” (it’s called IMDb, Daily Telegraph. Please use it) are so keen on Packed to the Rafters that they might even remake it for US audiences. Because god forbid a foreign series actually air on US television. The horror!