Kirsty Sutherland
Occupation Student
Kioser worker
Administrative assistant
Residence Sydney
Gender Female
Relationships Nick Smith (ex-boyfriend)
Seb Miller (ex-boyfriend)
Dylan Russell (ex-boyfriend)
Kane Phillips (ex-husband)
Miles Copeland (ex-boyfriend)
Family Rhys Sutherland (father)
Shelley Sutherland (mother)
Beth Hunter (stepmother; deceased)
Kane Phillips (ex-husband)
Dani Sutherland (sister)
Laura DeGroot (twin sister)
Jade Sutherland (adoptive sister)
Scott Hunter (stepbrother)
Robbie Hunter (stepbrother)
Kit Hunter (stepsister) Henry Hunter (stepbrother)
Matilda Hunter (stepsister)
Oliver Phillips (son)
John Sutherland (grandfather)
Geoff Webb (grandfather)
Avril Webb (grandmother)
Pete Sutherland (uncle)
Kerry Webb (aunt)
Max Sutherland (cousin)
First Appearance 19 June 2000
Last Appearance 28 October 2009
Portrayed by Christie Hayes
Kirsty Sutherland (also Phillips) is the daughter of Rhys and Shelly Sutherland. She's the sister of Dani Sutherland, the identical twin sister of Laura DeGroot and the adoptive sister of Jade Sutherland, who Kristy believes is her twin sister.

She's also the stepdaughter of Beth Hunter and stepsister of Scott, Robbie, Kit, Matilda and Henry Hunter. She's also the ex-wife of Kane Phillips and the mother of Oliver Phillips.

She's the ex-girlfriend of Nick Smith, Seb Miller, Miles Copeland and Dylan Russell.


Kirsty arrives with the rest of her family and take over the caravan park. She finds love with Nick Smith (Chris Egan), then Seb Miller (Mitch Firth).

She later falls in love with Dylan Russell (Brett Hicks-Maitland), they begin a relationship but his mother Angie (Laurie Foell) claims he is fathered by Rhys Sutherland (Michael Beckley) meaning they are siblings.

Disgusted they break things off, many months later it's revealed that Angie lied. She later falls in love with Kane even though he raped her sister Dani.

This leaves Dani devastated and she tries to break them up on a number of occasions. Kirsty pretends that she is pregnant and keep the lie up for a while, unable to cover it up she then pretends to miscarry.

Kirsty then shockingly discovers she is actually pregnant for real, she then has to tell everyone the news, after a few weeks in an ironic turn of events she miscarries for real.

Dani accidentally runs Kane over and is later imprisoned. Kirsty also believes she did it on purpose. Everyone comes to accept her relationship in the end when they realise Kane has changed.

Kirsty and other members of her family later get trapped down a mine shaft, she and Jade Sutherland (Kate Garven) use their twin psychic powers to contact each other and get out alive. She later finds out her real twin isn't Jade after there was a mix up at birth and Laura DeGroot (also played by Hayes) is her real twin.

She later flees Summer Bay with Kane for a life on the run, Kirsty is also pregnant. Three years later they return with the help of Irene Roberts (Lynne McGranger). Kane goes to prison after he blows the prom dance up.

Kirsty starts working at the Diner, then she gets a job at the school where she falls for Miles Copeland and they begin a relationship. Martin Bartlett (Bob Baines), the headmaster then falls for her and act creepy towards her.

He threatens to sack her for not liking his advances, when that doesn't work he sacks Miles instead. Kirsty becomes pregnant, then miscarries.

She and Miles break up but later try to patch things up, her mother Shelley returns to patch things up with her and Kirsty leaves with her son Ollie (Oliver Davis) without telling Miles.