Jones-Roberts previously auditioned for the roles of Henry Hunter, Lucas Holden, Drew Curtis and Geoff Campbell in Home and Away. He later successfully auditioned for the role of Xavier Austin. The actor was surfing when his agent told him he had won the role. Jones-Roberts quit Home and Away in 2012 and his final episode was broadcast on 3 July 2012. The actor thanked his fans for their support on Twitter, writing "Just wanted to say thanks to all my fans out there for your continued support throughout the years. Truly wouldn't be where I am without you guys."