1997 was Neighbours 13th year in production. One of the major storylines of this year was the death of matriarch Helen Daniels in October of this year, in Episode 2965 - 17 October 1997. After this episode, all the original characters of Neighbours had departed the show. This remained until December 2004 when Paul Robinson returned.
- Helen Daniels - Anne Haddy (Jan-Oct)
- Madge Bishop - Anne Charleston (Jan-Feb, Aug on)
- Harold Bishop - Ian Smith (Jan-Feb, Jul on)
- Lou Carpenter - Tom Oliver
- Philip Martin - Ian Rawlings
- Hannah Martin - Rebecca Ritters
- Deborah Martin - Marnie Reece-Wilmore (Jan-Oct)
- Marlene Kratz - Moya O'Sullivan (Jan-Oct)
- Louise Allen - Jiordan Tolli
- Karl Kennedy - Alan Fletcher
- Susan Kennedy - Jackie Woodburne
- Libby Kennedy - Kym Valentine
- Billy Kennedy - Jesse Spencer
- Malcolm Kennedy - Benjamin McNair (Jan-Mar)
- Toadfish Rebecchi (Jarrod Rebecchi) - Ryan Moloney
- Joanna Hartman - Emma Harrison (Jan-Apr)
- Darren Stark - Todd MacDonald
- Catherine O'Brien - Radha Mitchell (Jan-Mar)
- Sarah Beaumont - Nicola Charles
- Ruth Wilkinson - Ailsa Piper
- Lance Wilkinson - Andrew Bibby
- Anne Wilkinson - Brooke Satchwell
- Lisa Elliot - Kate Straub (Jan-Jul)
- Ben Atkins - Brett Cousins (Apr on)
- Amy Greenwood - Jacinta Stapleton (Jul on)
- Caitlin Atkins - Emily Milburn (Sep on)
- Paul McClain - Jansen Spencer (Nov on)
Who Lived Where?Edit
- No 22 Ramsay Street - Lou Carpenter, Marlene Kratz (Jan-Oct), Louise Allen, Darren Stark.
- No 24 Ramsay Street - Madge Bishop (Jan-Feb, Aug on), Harold Bishop (Jan-Feb, Jul on), Paul McClain (Nov on).
- No 26 Ramsay Street - Helen Daniels (Jan-Oct), Philip Martin, Deborah Martin (Jan-Oct), Hannah Martin.
- No 28 Ramsay Street - Karl Kennedy, Susan Kennedy, Libby Kennedy, Billy Kennedy, Malcolm Kennedy (Jan-Mar).
- No 30 Ramsay Street - Sarah Beaumont, Joanna Hartman (Jan-Apr), Lisa Elliot (Jan-Jul), Catherine O'Brien (Jan-Mar), Caitlin Atkins (Sep on), Ben Atkins (Apr on).
- No 32 Ramsay Street - Ruth Wilkinson, Lance Wilkinson, Anne Wilkinson.
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