Played by Shane Withington

John Palmer is a loveable joker. He likes to think he's a capable handyman too.

John's had a few different jobs, including running for council, managing the Juice Bar and working as a Surf Life Saver. Now he runs the "Summer Bay Tours" bus company. 

John can be very competitive, but he's also kind and thoughtful.

He was married to Gina, who died tragically and suddenly from a brain aneurysm. 

Now John's married to Marilyn, and the pair are happy despite some ups and downs. They have an adopted son together, Jett.