Played by Bernard Curry
The outdoorsy type with the physique and tan to prove it, Hugo Austin arrived in Summer Bay, ready for a new chapter in his life running the Summer Bay Dive shop. He's charming, independent, capable and gregarious, and as a result you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who'd say a bad word about him.
Considered the black sheep of the family, he left home at sixteen and worked in many different jobs – kitchens, factories, on a prawn trawler, driving trucks…and some shadier occupations which meant he had to grow up fast and fend for himself; he’s counted himself lucky to have made it out alive on more than a few occasions…
But when he began diving, his love of the sea took hold and with it a passionate interest in conservation, which has seen him working on the Barrier Reef running a dive centre, teaching tourists about conserving the reef, a few stints with Greenpeace in the Antarctic, and now… to Summer Bay.
He came for Jack's funeral and has now decided to call Summer Bay home.
Relationship status: Single.
Past relationships: None have been revealed.
Family: He is Tony Holden's nephew, his mother Gina is Tony's sister. He has two brothers, Xavier and Brendan.
Friends: He is a loyal friend to Martha as she was married to his cousin Jack.
Living arrangements: He and Xavier are living in Jack's house with Martha.
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