Halifax Retribution: episode guide

1.01 | 1.02 | 1.03 | 1.04 | 1.05 | 1.06 | 1.07

Episode 1 (73min)

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 (Nine, 8:40 - 10:25)
1: 544,000 viewers (15th)
2: 469,000 viewers (17th)
Written by Roger Simpson
Directed by Mark Joffe

Jane Halifax is enjoying a life away from working as a forensic psychiatrist on the police frontline as a university professor. She is also in a stable and loving long-term relationship with her musician partner Ben, and is comfortable in her role as stepmother to his daughter Zoe. However, the case of a serial killer who is terrorising Melbourne lures her back to the job she left behind as the case suddenly gets very personal.

As a mystery sniper terrorises Melbourne, forensic psychiatrist Jane Halifax refuses to join the police Task Force hunting the killer — until a murder close to home changes her life forever.

Note: Halifax Retribution was produced as a 8 episode series so this should be considered episodes 1 and 2 but with a run time of only 73 minutes, it is a lot shorter than your typical 90min double episode.


  • Rebecca Gibney as Jane Halifax
  • Claudia Karvin as Mandy
  • Mavournee Hazel as Zoe Sailor
  • Rick Donald as Nick Tanner
  • Ming-Zhu Hii as Mila Bronski
  • Hannah Monson as Sian Kelly
  • Mark Coles Smith as Kip Lee
  • Anthony Lapaglia as Tom Saracen
  • John Waters as Ryan
  • Craig Hall as Ben Sailor
  • Louisa Mignone as Serena Bonacci
  • Hazem Shammas as Nicholas
  • Justin Rosniak as Anton Bungert
  • Jillian Murray as Premier Harris
  • Stephen Hunter as George Azzopardi
  • Shaun Martindale as Turd
  • Jess Bush as Bella Ray
  • Simon Mallory as Brian
  • Ben O'Toole as Jarrod
  • Mirko Grillini as Hondo
  • Nikola Dubois as Kate
  • Sergej Hunter as Bikie
  • Daniel Solis as Fireworks Man [Howard Vail]
  • Dave Moron as Office Worker
  • Davin Taylor as Maitre'd [Joseph Bristo]
  • Stephen Cunnington as Sniper
  • Sean Radi as Shooter
  • Seth Leslie as Uniform Policeman
  • Rosanna Lockhart as Journalist #1
  • Kyle Murdock as Flashback Dad
  • Arion Morley as Flashback Child
  • Eris Morley as Flashback Child
  • Eleanor Howlett as Jane's Protection Cop
  • Luke Maizey as Jane's Protection Cop
  • Georgia Loutas as Zoe's Protection Cop
  • Fabricio Amansi as Zoe's Protection Cop
  • Adam Davis as Task Force Cop
  • Rick Tonna as C.I.R.T #1
  • James Sutherland as C.I.R.T #2
  • Adrianna Barbu as C.I.R.T #3
  • Michael Brennan as C.I.R.T #4
  • David Winton as Handsome Man at bar
  • Graham Jahne as Zika Latal
  • Peter Lucas as Saracen Picture Double
  • Leandra Romensky as Sian Picture Double
  • Adrian Pickering as Tanner Stunt Double
  • Sharelle Starr as Jane Stunt Double
  • Paul David Goddard as Newsreader
  • Kate Turner as Newsreader
  • Marcia Wright as Newsreader