The only Australian soap opera that is currently airing, Home and Away, is still going strong with a regular cast of just over 20 people (although Neighbours will return soon).
One original cast member from 1988, Ray Meagher, better known to fans as Alf Stewart, is still acting in the show.
Others have also had successful runs, including Lynne McGranger (Irene Roberts), Emily Symons (Marilyn Chambers), and Ada Nicodemou (Leah Patterson).
Every few years, the rest of the cast tends to change, with popular performers leaving and young faces joining to add some variety. This process has continued throughout the past year, with Lyrik members Kirby Aramoana, Remi Carter, and Eden Fowler arriving and characters like Ryder Jackson, Nikau Parata, Ziggy Astoni, and Dean Thompson leaving.
We have now created a comprehensive listing of the characters in Summer Bay, divided into the decades in which each actor first appeared.
We’ve included current regulars in the decade they landed the part, not the decade the character first appeared, if they weren’t the first actor to play their Summer Bay alter ego.
Alf Stewart and Marilyn Chambers in Home and Away, embargo 30052022
launched in the 1980s
Marilyn Chambers, played by Emily Symons
Alf Stewart, played by Ray Meagher
launched in the 1990s
Irene Roberts is played by Lynne McGranger.
launched in the 2000s
in the role of Leah Patterson
John Palmer, played by Shane Withington
Home and Away stars Theo Poulos and Justin Morgan.
launched in the 2010s
Roo Stewart, played by Georgie Parker
Justin Morgan, played by James Stewart
As Mackenzie Booth, Emily Weir
Home and Away’s Tane Parata
introduced as Tane Parata in the 2020s by Ethan Browne
As Cash Newman, Nicholas Cartwright
Theo Poulos, played by Matt Evans
As Bree Cameron, Juliet Godwin
Andrew Lawrence is played by Joshua Hewson.
Rose Delaney is played by Kirsty Marillier.
Eden Fowler is played by Stephanie Panozzo.
Felicity Newman is played by Jacqui Purvis.
As Remi Carter, Adam Rowland
Mali Hudson, played by Kyle Shilling
Kirby Aramoana, played by Angelina Thomson
As Xander Delaney, Luke Van Os
Kahu Parata, played by Jordi Webber
Cast alterations for Home and Away
With our dedicated Soap Movers website, you can also keep track of upcoming cast changes for Home and Away and all soaps in one location.
Additionally, we have separate cast lists for Hollyoaks, EastEnders, Coronation Street, and Emmerdale.