Neighbours to halt filming

On their 35th anniversary -to the day- Neighbours has announced it will suspend production -but only until next week- while it assesses filming procedures.

Producers, cast and crew hope to come up with a workable solution, such as smaller crews, to resume work next week.

Network 10 and Fremantle said in a statement, “Neighbours has decided to take a short break this week to ensure the production model in place can withstand any potential impact of the current COVID-19 situation. Today, all cast and crew met to discuss this issue as a result of a specific concern about the pandemic.

“Production will resume on Monday as planned with no interruption to the on-air or delivery schedule. The health and well-being of everyone on the set of Neighbours will always be our priority.”

Neighbours began on Australian television on March 18 1985.

Updated: A casual crew member advised they had been in contact with someone last week off set, not production related, who has since been diagnosed with the virus. The crew member is not displaying any symptoms and informed production as precaution.


  1. Gives them all a great chance to get wasted today and plenty of recovery time 🙂

    Neighbours have certainly been getting the column inches over the last month, Happy Anniversary.

  2. Bruce Banner

    Glad they have 3 months of episodes up their sleeves but hopefully the hiatus isn’t a long one, can’t be without daily Neighbours!

    • They could always resort to reruns from the early years to plug the holes. I’d be keen on that. Would be nice seeing Anne Haddy back on the screens. <3

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