From January 2014, he is one of two regular hosts of The Projecton Network Ten with Carrie Bickmore,. Previously he was best known for his work on television as Rove McManus’ sidekick on The Loft Live from 1997 to 1998 and on Rove from 1999 and 2009.
In 2003 and 2004, Helliar was part of an ensemble cast in the comedy sketch program, Skit House, that ran on network Ten as well as being sold overseas.
In 2010, Helliar joined the Seven Network to appear on their new “family friendly” football show, The Bounce, alongside Leigh Matthews and Matthew Richardson. The series was cancelled after just a few weeks. Helliar was also guest co-host on The Morning Show, alongside Kylie Gillies, while Larry Emdur was on holidays. In the summer of 2010 and 2011, he hosted the quiz show The Trophy Room that aired on ABC1.He also appeared in Before the Game as alter ego Bryan Strauchan. Helliar initially worked the Melbourne comedy circuit in the mid nineties, performing in various venues and the annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He has performed in numerous television commercials, most notably for Fernwood Fitness.
Peter is also a regular guest on the ABC’s national youth network Triple J. In 2004, Helliar was signed to do the breakfast shift on Austereo’s Sydney station 2Day FM with Judith Lucy and Kaz Cooke. Still signed to Austereo, Helliar also appeared on the Melbourne based The Arvo, a daily program broadcast out of Fox FM between 4 pm and 6 pm and networked to other capital cities. Helliar has also filled in for Merrick and Rosso, along with Rove McManus, for their breakfast daily show on Sydney’s Nova 96.9. He also has done his own show called Pete’s Show which aired on 10 am – 12 pm on Fridays across the Today Network.