The Bureau of Magical Things: Shiff-t work

A look at some of the people, places and things in The Bureau of Magical Things that have appeared in previous Jonathan Shiff series, mostly H2O: Just Add Water, Mako Mermaids, Lightning Point, and The Elephant Princess

Mia Milne

Mia Milne, Bureau's perky fairy Lily, appeared in two episodes of Mako Mermaids (2.20 and 2.24) as Megan, a customer at the Ocean Café

Christopher Sommers

Bureau's magic teacher Professor Maxwell appeared sans-beard as teacher Mr Johnson in episode 2.18 of Mako Mermaids

Nicholas Bell

Featured Bureau guest star Nicholas Bell appeared as antagonist Dr Hellegren in series 1-3 of Ocean Girl

Cameron Caulfield

with three different guest roles in Bureau (eps 1.02, 1.15, 2.05), Cameron Caulfield also appeared in two episodes of Mako Mermaids (2.06 and 3.06) as Ned, the son of lifeguard Mick.


The elephant Darra materialises out of the book in episode 1.08 of Bureau is Siam from The Elephant Princess.

Cleo Massey

Bookshop customer Sophie (episode 1.11) is played by Cleo Massey who was a regular supporting cast member in all three series of H2O: Just Add Water.

Paul Bishop

Paul Bishop plays Darra and Imogen's father in Bureau but appeared in H2O: Just Add Water as Jared, Cleo's boss at the water park (1.16, 1.19) and in Mako Mermaids as Dr Ross (2.11, 2.20, 3.02, 3.06)


The image of the ancient land of Lemuria, pictured in a book in episode 1.13, looks a lot like the rendering of Mako Island from H2O and Mako Mermaids

Kylie Loveday

Kylie Loveday, Bureau's lone first mermaid (shown in pictures in episodes 1.09 and 1.13), appeared in episode 2.14 of Mako Mermaids as a young Lauren Blakely, Zac's mother.

Marcus Guinane

Marcus Guinane, whose arm played the Glove in episode 6, appeared in his entirety in episode 2.09 of The Elephant Princess

Nicole Downes

Nicole Downes, who played Postie #1 in episode 1.04, was a stunt double in series 1 of H2O doubling for actors Cariba Heine, Claire Holt, and Lara Cox

Laura Keneally

Laura Keneally plays a teacher in episodes 2.03 and 2.07 of Bureau but previously appeared in Mako Mermaids as Zac's mother

Tasneem Roc

Tasneem Roc (2.11-2.20) appeared in two episode of Mako Mermaids third series (3.13, 3.16) as mermaid Neissa

Anthony Standish

Anthony Standish (2.5, 9, 10, 19, 20) played a teacher in Lightning Point

Iain Gardiner

Iain Gardiner plays trinket seller Aroon in ep 2.02 of Bureau and appeared in episode 1.20 of H2O as Hook-Eye MacKenzie, one of Lewis' rivals in the fishing derby

Chris Hillier

Chris Hillier (Pedestrian in ep 2.09) appeared in multiple series 2 episodes of The Elephant Princess as club owner Tony and in episode 1.11 of H2O as the hatted Start Official

Mathilda's house

Mathilda's house, where Kyra's birthday party is held in episode 2.15, is the same location that was used for Veronica's house in multiple episodes of The Elephant Princess

Mermaid transformation

episode 2.15 sees the character of Imogen (Elizabeth Cullen) transformed into a mermaid, which we saw a lot of in H2O and Mako Mermaids