30 Years Of Neighbourly Love For Australia’s Longest Running Drama Series

18 March 2015

Victorian-made television program Neighbours today celebrates 30 years since it first aired on Australian screens.

Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley, congratulated the Neighbours team, saying the milestone sets the record as Australia’s longest-running drama series and highlights the home-grown talents of Victorian cast and crew.

The series, produced by FremantleMedia Australia, is filmed at Global Studios in Nunawading and on location in Vermont South, where a cul-de-sac has doubled for Ramsay Street since 1985. It has been home to over 200 Neighbours cast and crew.

In 30 years, Neighbours has become a household name in Australia and abroad, with millions tuning in for their daily dose of family entertainment.

It has launched the careers of stars such as Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce and, more recently, Margot Robbie, now a sought-after talent in Hollywood.

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley

“Congratulations to the Neighbours cast and crew, both past and present, for having been central to the Australian television landscape for 30 years.”

“This Victorian-made television series is embedded in Australian popular culture. It also attracts a lot of overseas interest, with close to 10,000 tourists taking a trip down memory lane – or in this case, Ramsay Street – to see the production in action each year.”

“Victoria is Australia’s home for television drama and comedy production and Neighbours has played an important part in the health and vitality of our industry, which is central to the future of the state’s creative industries.”

Quotes attributable to Film Victoria CEO, Jenni Tosi

“The value of Neighbours as a training ground for countless writers, actors, directors and other creative and technical roles cannot be underestimated.”

“This anniversary celebrates the achievements and contribution over 30 years of the many dedicated Neighbours cast and crew, who took the production from its early creation to the iconic and internationally recognised series it is today.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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