The 41-episode fifth season saw the show move to Wednesday nights at 8:30 PM, allowing it to explore new storylines that weren't available in an earlier timeslot. Ratings continued to climb. Storylines included: Maggie and PJ hiding their relationship from their co-workers, which landed them in trouble when Organised Crimes specialist Detective Sergeant Ben Stewart came to town to help with a case, falling for Maggie; Tom embarking on a relationship with Sally Downie; Dash being diagnosed with cancer, and undergoing chemotherapy; The cops fighting back against plans to downgrade the station; A demoted Senior Constable Ben Stewart returning full time to Mt. Thomas; The engagement and marriage of Nick and Zoe; Adam breaking the law - by buying a stolen car - seeing him removed from the force. The season saw Nick and Zoe leave Mt. Thomas after their wedding, with Nick being tired of being held back by his co-workers.
Blue Heelers : Season 5
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Caroline Craig, Damian Walshe-Howling, Danny Raco, Ditch Davey, Geoff Morrell, Grant Bowler, Jane Allsop, John Wood, Julie Nihill, Lisa McCune, Martin Sacks, Paul Bishop, Rachel Gordon, Rupert Reid, Samantha Tolj, Simone McAullay, William McInnes
Moderate Drug Themes, Moderate Themes, Moderate Violence