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 produced series, mostly H2O: Just Add Water, Mako Mermaids, 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

Nicholas Bell

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

Cameron Caulfield

Bureau guest star Cameron Caulfield (eps 1.02, 1.15) 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 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

Guest star Paul Bishop (1.16, 1.19, 1.20) 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 mermaid (seen 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