'Neighbours' actress Pippa Black is the latest star to quit the Australian series, reports the Herald Sun.

Last year, the 26-year-old, who has played the role of Elle Robinson since 2005, announced her intentions to leave the series before later signing an extension on her contract.

Speaking of Black's decision to leave, Neighbours executive producer Susan Bower said: "We've anticipated that Pip would want to spread her wings and have been incredibly privileged to have had her with us for the past three years."

Bower added that Black plans to head overseas once she has finished filming with the soap.

Earlier this week, Brett Tucker announced that he was also quitting the series to pursue a career in the US.

"People naturally want to explore new opportunities and actors are the same, both are heading overseas," Bower said.