Home & Away films in Melbourne

By David Knox on June 18, 2012 / Filed Under News 17

For only the second time in its history, Home and Away will shoot scenes in Melbourne this week.

River Boys ‘Brax’ (Steve Peacocke) and ‘Heath’ (Dan Ewing) will appear in storylines taking them south on “a mission of fierce loyalty, protection and family.”

Inner city locations will include Flinders Street Station, Federation Square and the Yarra River. Does that make them Yarra River boys?

Series producer, Lucy Addario, said: “We are excited to bring Home and Away to Melbourne again. We have a great Melbourne story that needs to be told and we look forward to working with local cast and crew. Fans can expect to see what The River Boys get up to outside of Summer Bay and the lengths they will go to protect their family.”

The episodes will be seen later this year.


  1. emzy1005 August 2, 2012 at 8:32 pm -

    Wow, I am surprised at what I am reading here. The show is massive in the UK and the Braxton’s are certainly a favourite.

  2. Vix June 19, 2012 at 9:57 am -

    Definitely in favour of keeping HAA! It’s disappointing that people would rather watch American re-runs, rather than locally produced programs. Perhaps it’s time for the show to get back to basics. The Braxtons/River Boys has run it’s course imo…time to move on.

  3. David Knox June 18, 2012 at 11:00 pm -

    H&A may not be our most sophisticated television, but it has about 20 years on the shows you are comparing it to. It certainly held its own against Big Bang in the 7pm slot last year and earlier this year. I have no problem with suggestions that characters are overwhelming a show, or it isn’t producing its best work, but I’m still unclear why it was necessary to advocate axing a local show in favour of US imports. Just change the channel?

  4. snoopy888 June 18, 2012 at 10:35 pm -

    It’s the River Boys that are otherwise killing the show.To be eaten alive in the ratings by a Bunch of Science Geeks or a Home Renovating Show is a tough act to follow on 9 with their Big Bang Theory or the Block.God knows what 10 have on offer once this years Masterchef is done with up against the soap.

  5. David Knox June 18, 2012 at 10:34 pm -

    But earlier you said “Let it die and put on some US imports”?

  6. snoopy888 June 18, 2012 at 10:30 pm -

    I am not suggesting Getting Rid of the lot of them only the River Boys.It’s that one factor alone that is Killing Home and Away and making when it is on the sometimes overdone Big Bang Theory the Number 1 7pm show.There are some decent people still left on the show like the school principal Gina and Her Family.Dr Walker and His Lot,Lotti and Her Family amongst others.

  7. nik c June 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm -

    Wow Love the majority of negative comments! I agree it hadn’t been as interesting or engaging in recent months! However it is Australian, employs lots of crew, actors etc. & is part of our culture! The idea of more US imports that could be repeated continuously is ludicrous!

  8. deedeedragons June 18, 2012 at 4:52 pm -

    I don’t want H&A gone. Just the stupid River Boys.

  9. David Knox June 18, 2012 at 4:23 pm -

    Sack the lot of em eh? Maybe we can shut down some mines while we’re at it.

  10. snoopy888 June 18, 2012 at 4:02 pm -

    Totally agree with all of you that the show is fifteen years out of Date.Let it die and put on some US imports in it’s place as a 7pm year round offering or some factuals that are educational.

  11. Kenny June 18, 2012 at 3:55 pm -

    H&A still rates well when it’s not up against The Block and MasterChef. It will not be cancelled for low ratings in Aust.
    Overseas sales & Aust. Net. won’t let that happen.

  12. dan June 18, 2012 at 2:27 pm -

    The show is about 15 years past it’s used by date

  13. GG June 18, 2012 at 2:08 pm -

    Desperation – nothing more!

  14. Vix June 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm -

    It really has become Braxton Bay, and therefore alienated many viewers. Heath in Melbourne, does this mean he will finally have to wear a shirt rather than a singlet?

  15. par3182 June 18, 2012 at 1:43 pm -

    Chilly time of year to be shirtless in Melbourne.

  16. deedeedragons June 18, 2012 at 11:55 am -

    The fact that the show is now “Home & a River Boys” is why i don’t watch anymore.

  17. Andrew June 18, 2012 at 11:47 am -

    in other words “our ratings have tanked in Melbourne and we need to prop them up again”?

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