Sharn Coombes is a contestant from Australian Survivor: Champions v Contenders (2018).

Sharn began the game in the majority, and formed multiple strong friendships, namely with Moana Hope and Mat Rogers, that helped her further herself in the game. Although strategically capable, she proved herself to be naive at times, often being swayed into making decisions by Benji Wilson during the merge. Although this did relegate her to the minority late-game, she was able to break down Brian Lake's alliance, and her position in the minority caused others to overlook her challenge strength, allowing her to reach the Final Tribal Council. Here, her attempts to preach her loyalty to the jury, despite her game proving otherwise, backfired, and she lost to season-long ally Shane Gould in a 5-4 vote.


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Age: 41
Occupation: Criminal Barrister
State: VIC
Tribe: Champions

If anyone can claim to be ready to address their tribemates in the final Jury, it would be Criminal Barrister Sharn.

Her daily life sees her addressing juries in criminal trials and is known in her industry as being one of the best. As one of the top female prosecutors in the country, Sharn can't wait to get in front of the Survivor jury.

"I think the skills I have developed in my professional life will translate well in this environment. I would be obviously thrilled to get to the jury and address my fellow tribemates because I really think that's where I'll shine. Proving my case is what I do every day."

A mum of four children under the age of 14, Sharn also fundraises for various charities by running marathons. In the past eight years, she has run the Noosa Triathlon and raised over $50k in doing so. Not one to sit idly, Sharn is up at 4am most mornings running, cycling or doing pilates before getting her kids ready for school.

"I balance family life with a demanding career. I'm a mum to four kids and have had a successful career to date. I was one of the youngest barristers admitted to practice in Queensland at 22 and in Victoria at 23. I raise money for charities and I always give my best.

"I may be classified as a champion in this game and I'm sure these contenders18 will give us a run for our money and probably make me look bad. But I'm a huge Survivor fan, I love the concept and I love the challenge. I had never applied before now but I'm there to play the ultimate game and do my best to win it."[1]

Australian Survivor

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Voting History

Sharn's Voting History
Episode Sharn's
Voted Against
1 Champions Tribe Immune
2 Russell;
3 Damien -
4 Champions Tribe Immune
5 Champions Tribe Immune
6 Moana -
7 Champions Tribe Immune
8 Champions Tribe Immune
9 Champions Tribe Immune
10 Champions Tribe Immune
11 Contenders Tribe Immune
12 Contenders Tribe Immune
13 Heath -
14 Lydia Individual Immunity
15 Robbie Individual Immunity
16 Samuel -
17 Brian -2
18 Ineligible;
Benji, Fenella, Shonee (x2);
19 No Elimination4
20 Fenella;
Fenella, Shonee;
21 Fenella Brian, Fenella, Shonee6
22 Monika Individual Immunity
23 Shonee Brian
24 Brian Individual Immunity
Jury Votes
for Sharn
Benji, Robbie,
Samuel, Steve W.
Runner-Up, Day 50

^1 In Episode 2, the vote ended with a 4-4 tie between Jackie and Russell, forcing a revote. Sharn did not change her vote on the revote.
^2 In Episode 17, Sharn used a Hidden Immunity Idol, but did not negate any votes against her.
^3 In Episode 18, Shonee used a Vote Steal advantage on Sharn, preventing her from voting at Tribal Council. Also, the vote ended with a 4-4 tie between Sharn and Benji, forcing a revote. On the revote, Sharn did not receive enough votes to be eliminated.
^4 In Episode 19, rather than voting someone out, Koro Savu had to vote to give someone the status of Dead Man Walking.
^5 In Episode 20, the vote ended with a 2-2-2 tie between Sharn, Fenella, and Steve W., forcing a revote. On the revote, Sharn did not receive any votes to be eliminated.
^6 In Episode 21, Sharn used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating 3 votes against her.


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  • Sharn and Brian Lake currently tie for most individual Immunity Challenge victories, each winning 4.
    • Sharn also holds the record for most challenges won in Australian Survivor overall, having won 23 challenges.
  • Sharn is the first person in the Network Ten incarnation of Australian Survivor to win the Final Immunity Challenge and not be the Sole Survivor.


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