When is Neighbours coming back? Its return month confirmed as the Aussie soap is un-axed

The much-loved Australian soap is making a come back

Neighbours cast prior to news that Neighbours is coming back
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Neighbours fans were delighted to hear that the Australian soap is being revived for a brand new series, but the question on everyones' lips is when is Neighbours coming back? As its return month is finally confirmed.

Four months after it was axed fans of the popular soap were told that it would be making a comeback, despite its last episode airing on July 29th on Channel 5 because he show was unable to find extra funding and Fremantle was unable to find a new production partner.

Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan returned to screens to star alongside the cast in the final episode but a deal was then struck with streaming giant Amazon Freevee who announced it will air the new series and also a 37-year back catalogue, as we look at when the soap returns...

When is Neighbours coming back?

Neighbours is officially coming back for a new series in September 2023. The soap announced Facebook. Channel 10 shared, "Everyone's favourite Neighbours returns to screens this September" alongside a photo of Toadie Rebecchi (Ryan Moloney), Susan (Jackie Woodburne) and Karl Kennedy (Alan Fletcher)

And Neighbours official Twitter shared the news with stars Annie and Candice addressing fans in a video message and fans are delighted.

One fan tweeted, "Finally the news we wanted to hear"

Another fan put, "My favourite tv show returns for autumn. What’s not to love."

And a third fan added, "No pressure but my birthday is Sept 1st and it coming back on my birthday would be the best birthday ever." 

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Back when it first announced its surprise comeback, the soap revealed, "New home, NEW Neighbours… and plenty of old ones too. That’s right! #Neighbours will return for a brand-new series in 2023 exclusively alongside thousands of episodes from previous seasons to stream for free!"

The new series is still being filmed and will see the return of much-loved characters including; Stefan Dennis as Paul Robinson, Alan Fletcher as Karl Kennedy, Jackie Woodburne as Susan Kennedy and Ryan Moloney as Toadie Rebecchi.

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And there are some new faces coming to Erinsborough. Neighbours shared, "Meet your new Neighbours! Cara and Remi Varga-Murphy will be moving to Ramsay Street with their sons, JJ and Dex when Neighbours returns THIS SEPTEMBER! We can't wait to welcome Sara West, Naomi Rukavina, Riley Bryant and Marley Williams to the show."

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Freemantle CEO said, "Neighbours is a unique series with a powerful connection with its fans across the world. We cherish the show and all those who have been part of its incredible story over many decades, so we are thrilled that we have found a new home.”

Meanwhile Amazon Freevee announced to its followers, "Surprise! has a new home on Amazon Freevee! Re-explore the lives, loves and challenges of your favourite residents from Ramsey Street. Thousands of iconic episodes and a brand-new series coming 2023!"

And stars from the show like Jason Donovan have tweeted their delight at the news, he put, "Neighbours has helped shine a light on Australian culture, provided endless opportunities for our industry and kept fans entertained for decades! Thrilled to hear that will return to our screens 2023."

Is Neighbours coming back on Amazon?

Yes, fans will be able to watch the new series of Neighbours for free online via Amazon Freevee. Amazon has announced that it will be airing new series of Neighbours and also hosting the show’s back catalogue, giving viewers access to 37 years’ worth of classic episodes.

“Neighbours has captivated its audience for nearly 40 years, building a dedicated and loyal following for the lives and stories of the characters on Ramsay Street,” said Lauren Anderson, Amazon’s head of AVOD programming.

“With the power of streaming, we’re able to offer thousands of Neighbours episodes for new audiences to discover this legendary series – and current fans to relive their favourite moments," she added.

And if you can't wait for the new series to start you can watch 200 previous episodes which are available to stream now.

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How to watch Freevee

Simply download the Freevee app and stream across a variety of devices including; FireTV, Android TV, Apple TV, Google TV, LG, Playstation 4, PlayStation 5, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox and Xfinity. You can also watch on your mobile device - all you need to do is find the Freevee app on Apple app store or on Google Play, download it to your device, open the Freevee app and enjoy blockbuster movies and hit TV shows on demand.

If you don't have one of the devices above, fear not as you can still stream online via the web browser on the Amazon website or Prime Video app via the Freevee Channel.

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Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)