Australian Survivor is the Australian version of the reality competition series, Survivor.


Australian television network Nine, which had originally aired the flagship American version, made an agreement with CBS, the network that produces the latter, and Castaway Television Productions, the company the owns the international Survivor franchise, that Nine was to be allowed to air the American series, provided they must produce a local edition of the franchise. The first Australian season was produced in 2002 and was hosted by journalist Lincoln Howes. Shoddy production value, underwhelming cast, stale story, and post-production issues reflected to poor ratings. Nine did not renew for a second season.[1]

Another Australian Network, Seven, took interest and renewed the franchise in 2006 with a celebrity edition the cast was cut down to 12 from the standard 16. This season featured celebrities competing for charity and was hosted by Ian Dickson. While this iteration were marginally better received by fans, ratings remained unimpressive. Seven also cancelled the series.[2]

In 2016, Australia's third major television giant, Ten, had acquired the franchise and produced a third series, which was hosted by Jonathan LaPaglia. This version saw a dramatic increase of contestants competing, with 24; and introduced elements common in the American series such as Hidden Immunity Idols, Exile Island, game advantages, and the familiar Ancient Voices theme song. The 2016 season proved to be a ratings success, attributing to its high production value, highly competitive cast, and impressive host in LaPaglia, whose appearance and style of hosting being seen as almost similar to that of his American counterpart, Jeff Probst. Network Ten has been the show's home since.

In late 2017, CBS acquired ownership of the Network Ten, thus also buying the rights to the Australian Survivor brand.[3][4]


Season Tribes Number of Castaways Filming Location Filming Dates Season Run Sole Survivor
Nine Network
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Australian Survivor (2002)
16 Eyre Peninsula, Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia November 1, 2001 – December 24, 2001 February 13, 2002 - May 15, 2002 AUS1 rob t.png
Rob Dickson
Seven Network
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Celebrity Survivor Australia
12 Efate, Shefa Province, Vanuatu May 14, 2006 - June 18, 2006 August 17, 2006 – November 2, 2006 Guy180.jpg
Guy Leech
Network Ten
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Australian Survivor (2016)
Fia Fia
24 Upolu, Samoa May 2016 – June 2016 August 21, 2016 - October 25, 2016 AUS3 kristie t.png
Kristie Bennett
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Australian Survivor (2017)
24 May 6, 2017 – June 30, 2017[5] July 30, 2017 - October 10, 2017 AUS4 jericho t.png
Jericho Malabonga
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Australian Survivor: Champions v Contenders (2018)
Koro Savu
24 Savusavu, Fiji May 3, 2018 - June 21, 2018 August 1, 2018 - October 9, 2018 AUS5 shane t.png
Shane Gould
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Australian Survivor: Champions v Contenders (2019)
Soli Bula
24 May 4, 2019 - June 22, 2019[6] July 24, 2019 - September 17, 2019 AUS6 pia t.png
Pia Miranda
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Australian Survivor: All Stars
Kalo Kalo
24 August 26, 2019 - October 14, 2019[7] February 3, 2020 - March 30, 2020 AUS7 david t.png
David Genat
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Australian Survivor: Brains v Brawn
TBA TBA Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia May 3, 2021 - June 21, 2021[8] 2021 TBA


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