Survivor Wiki
Survivor Wiki

The Joint Tribal Council is a Survivor twist where two tribes both attend a single Tribal Council as a group.

It is not to be confused with a Double Tribal Council, where the tribes attend two separate Tribal Councils.


In Survivor: Samoa, a planned Double Tribal Council was canceled after Russell Swan was medically evacuated from the game. As a result, both the Foa Foa and Galu tribes attended Tribal Council together, but no one was voted out.

In Survivor: One World, a Joint Tribal Council was held to announce the evacuation of Colton Cumbie. Again, no one was voted out. The Manono and Salani tribes merged at this Tribal Council.

In Survivor: Game Changers, during the three-tribe stage, Tavua won a three-tribe Immunity Challenge, sending Mana and Nuku to a Joint Tribal Council and introducing the concept that they would vote only one person out. Nuku's numbers advantage was negated by a well-played Hidden Immunity Idol, and they lost Malcolm Freberg in a 5-0 vote.

In Survivor: Edge of Extinction, once again during the three-tribe stage, it was announced that only one tribe would win immunity, sending the other two to Tribal Council. Kama won the Immunity Challenge, and it was revealed that Lesu and Manu would be attending Tribal Council together in a Joint Tribal Council. With both tribes containing four members, there were mutual discussions of a potential deadlock occurring. Despite the vote initially being tied 4-4, Manu caved and voted out outsider Wendy Diaz unanimously on the revote.


Season Episode Tribes Eliminated Vote
Samoa 6 Foa Foa None
One World 6 Manono None
Game Changers 3 Mana S34 malcolm t.png
Malcolm Freberg
Edge of Extinction 5 Lesu S38 wendy t.png
Wendy Diaz


  • Both Joint Tribal Councils that occurred in seasons taking place in Fiji had someone being voted out of the game, while both Joint Tribal Councils that occurred in seasons that took place in Samoa did not have anyone voted out.
  • No contestant has been present at multiple Joint Tribal Councils. Troyzan Robertson (present in One World) was immune from the Game Changers Joint Tribal, and Aubry Bracco (present in Game Changers) was voted out the round prior to the Edge of Extinction Joint Tribal.
  • Samoa is the only season where no blue tribe was in attendance at Joint Tribal Council. However, the two attending tribes later merged into a blue tribe.
  • Edge of Extinction is the first season where a tie and revote occurred at a Joint Tribal Council.


Survivor Gameplay
Challenge Advantage · Do-It-Yourself Challenge · Duel · Family Visit · Immunity Challenge (Final Immunity Challenge) · Immunity Idol · Immunity Necklace · Medallion of Power · Reward Challenge · Survivor Auction
Edge of Extinction · Ejection · Evacuation · Final Tribal Council · Jury · Quit · Redemption Island · Snuffer · Sole Survivor · Tiebreaker · Torch · Tribal Council · Urn
Alliance · Pagonging · Split Vote (Strategy)
Social Dynamics
Final Two · Final Three · Merge · Tribe

Battle of the Sexes · Blood vs. Water · Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty · Old vs. Young · Returning Players · Schoolyard Pick · Tribes Divided by Ethnicity

Tribal Council-Related

Advantage Amulet · Do or Die · Double Elimination · Double Tribal Council · Extra Vote · Hidden Immunity Idol (History) · Idol Nullifier · Joint Tribal Council · Juror Removal · Legacy Advantage · Knowledge is Power · Shot in the Dark · Vote Blocker · Vote Steal


Advantage Menu · Buried Treasure · Day Zero · Exile Island · Fake Merge · Fire Token · First Impressions · Ghost Island · Haves vs. Have Nots · Hourglass · Island of the Idols · Kidnapping · Looting · Mutiny · One World · Reward Steal · Summit · The Outcasts · Tribe Leader · Tribe Switch

Fan Favorite Award · Lawsuits and Legal Action · Ponderosa · Reunion Show
Buff · Confessional · Luxury Item · Rites of Passage · Survivor Rulebook · Ulonging