Steve Bisley was born at Lake Munmorah, New South Wales. He attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), graduating with a degree in Acting in 1977. Major television roles have included A Town Like Alice, Water Rats, Police Rescue, and Halifax f.p., The Flying Doctors, Frontline, The Last Outlaw TV mini series, G.P., Stingers, and Sea Patrol. In July 2003, he presented a season of television documentaries on the National Geographic Channel and in 2016, Bisley appeared as Harry Firth in the two-part Australian miniseries Brock.

Starring in movies; Summer City (1977) Mad Max (1979), The Chain Reaction (1980), The Highest Honor (1983), The Winds of Jarrah (1983), Fast Talking (1984), Silver City (1984), The Big Steal (1990), Over the Hill (1992), Red Hill (2010), and Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby (2013).

Stage roles include that of Banjo Paterson in the musical theatre production of The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular. In 2013, He released his autobiography, Stillways: A Memoir, and was subsequently shortlisted for the 2014 Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, the Queensland Literary Awards, and the 2014 National Biography Awards.