played by Tammin Sursok
Strong, independent and the oldest of the Sutherland kids, Dani has always been in a hurry to grow up.
Forced to leave her older musician boyfriend when the family moved from the city, Dani wasn't happy to be living in Summer Bay. She was sure her parents just wanted to keep her and her boyfriend apart. After city living, Dani found Summer Bay way too tame. She missed the excitement of sneaking into a pub for a night out with her girlfriends.
All she wanted to do was turn 18, finish school and move out of home.
With parents who work long hours, over the years Dani has gradually taken on more responsibility for looking after her sisters. As a result, she's come to resent her mother's job as a social worker.
Lately, Dani has begun to revolt against the expectation that she will be there to pick things up when her parents aren't. She's a bit of a rebel without a cause. But maybe Summer Bay is just the change that she needs.