Now in less than a year, Australia's most iconic soap, Home And Away, will turn 3 decades old. The 30th anniversary of Home And Away is drawing nearer and nearer. As of May 2017, the 30th anniversary is just 8 months away, although July 2017 will be 30 years since filming first began. The show was first thought of in around 1985, at the same time its rival Neighbours was airing on Channel 7 in Australia.
This means H&A is over 30 years old in terms of pre televised history. Creator Alan Bateman liked to plan 3 years ahead to work on a pilot episode. As of January 2017 it is 32 years since the basic premise of the show was first thought out.