Sue Clarke is a contestant from Australian Survivor (2016).

Determined and strong-willed, Sue began the game on the Vavau tribe, hoping that she wouldn't be targeted for her age. Because of her loyalty and strength in the early challenges, she quickly became part of the majority alliance. Despite being targeted early on by resident strategist Phoebe Timmins on post-dissolve Vavau, Sue managed to scrape by and was ultimately picked to join Saanapu, heading to the merge. After the consecutive eliminations of her former Vavau allies Conner Bethune and Kate Campbell, Sue played under the radar and opted to vote with the majority alliance for a while, not without noticing the power core of the tribe. Ultimately, once the recently targeted Jennah-Louise Salkeld won immunity for the second time in a row, she was voted out for being a threat to the power structure.


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Age: 59
Occupation: Retired Customs Officer
State: WA

Wife, mother of six and grandmother of 17, Sue worked as a customs officer for 29 years. She completed various physical activities and adventures like boarding a small craft in high seas, while sitting on the back of an open ramp airborne Hercules aircraft taking photos and patrolling in crocodile-infested remote areas.

Very intuitive from her days as a customs officer, Sue says she knows when she is being lied to and will not tolerate dishonesty from her fellow tribe members.

Sue is excited to be one of the older competitors on the island. "I have been pushed out of my comfort zone many times throughout my career through various duties and this is the icing on the cake for me. It will push me to my limits being nearly 60 but I thrive in these conditions. I'm really looking forward to it."

Since retiring, Sue has taken up personal training. She does F45 training five days a week, walks five kilometres a day and plays social golf with her girlfriends every Thursday.[1]

Australian Survivor

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Voting History

Sue's Voting History
Episode Sue's
Voted Against
1 Vavau Tribe Immune
2 Vavau Tribe Immune
3 Vavau Tribe Immune
4 Vavau Tribe Immune
5 Mock Vote1
6 Barry Barry
7 Vavau Tribe Immune
8 No Tribal Council
9 Phoebe2 Phoebe
10 Kat -
11 Kristie -
12 Phoebe3 -
13 No Vote4
14 Saanapu Tribe Immune
15 Matt -
16 Nick5 Matt, Nick
17 Nick Lee, Matt, Nick
18 Kylie Kylie, Matt, Sam
19 Kristie Brooke, El, Flick,
Kristie, Matt
Voted Out, Day 41
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In "Episode 5", Vavau and Saanapu were subjected to a joint and mock Tribal Council where the players they voted out (Nick and Conner respectively) were merely switched to the other tribe.
^2 In "Episode 9", Phoebe used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Sue's vote against her.
^3 In "Episode 12", Phoebe used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Sue's vote against her.
^4 In "Episode 13", instead of a traditional vote, Brooke (a member of Saanapu) was allowed to attend Vavau's Tribal Council and choose one member of Vavau to join her tribe. She chose Sue to become a member of Saanapu.
^5 In "Episode 16", Nick used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Sue's vote against him.


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  • Sue is the oldest member of the original Vavau tribe and the oldest woman to compete on Australian Survivor (2016).
  • Sue and Nick Iadanza are tied for the most elimination votes on Australian Survivor (2016), accumulating 15 votes against them over the course of the season.


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