On the 17th January 2018, Australia's most iconic soap, Home And Away, turned 3 decades old. The 30th anniversary of Home And Away is finally here. No episode was shown on the shows 30th birthday on the 17th January 2018 as the show is still on its Christmas/New Year break and the 2018 season returns on the 29th January. 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 2018 it was 33 years since the basic premise of the show was first thought out.