Production underway on Australian Survivor 2022

10 confirms Charters Towers as location for 2022 season.

As previously reported, filming on Australian Survivor is taking place in Charters Towers, 134km inland from Townsville.

The production is expected to inject more than $29 million into regional Australia.

Chief Content Officer & EVP, ViacomCBS Australia & New Zealand, Beverley McGarvey said: “After such a sensational season of Australian Survivor: Brains v Brawn, we are thrilled to be back in Queensland once again for Season Seven, this time at Charters Towers.

“The North Queensland outback presents many physical challenges for our castaways due to the uniquely beautiful but harsh and challenging environment, expect to see these contestants pushed to their limits,” McGarvey said. “We can’t wait to show you what Queensland has in store this time around.”

Endemol Shine Australia Chief Executive Officer, Peter Newman, said, “Cloncurry provided the game with a visually stunning location, and we know that Charters Towers will provide an equally rich Australian backdrop for the Survivors to battle it out. We look forward to working closely with the local community and crew and supporting the Charters Towers economy throughout a successful production period.”

Minister for Communications Paul Fletcher added, “Australia’s amazing landscapes are once again being showcased to the world on Australian Survivor, stimulating tourism in Charters Towers and creating work for around 250 local businesses.

“The production will provide significant work for 250 Australian crew in regional Queensland to develop skills to grow and enhance this nation’s screen industry.”

Filming is supported by the government’s Location Incentive fund which has distributed more than $250 million to 26 international productions to Australia.

It is set to screen in 2022, with 10 Upfronts due on October 20.

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  1. This is awesome news! I loved the previous season of Australian Survivor and I loved the two American seasons of Blood vs Water, so it’ll be great to see how the Australian version goes!

    I’m just wondering if it’s returning contestants competing alongside their friends/families or if it’s all new players competing against their friends/families?

    1. I thought it would be returning contestants because I saw Shonee arrived in Darwin and did quarantine last month. She’s based in London, so that makes me think she’s in Australia for this, but then I saw this morning she’s in Brisbane… so, I don’t know. Haha.

      1. Yeh I saw on a Survivor Insider blog that there might be some returning players. Personally think it’s too soon after All Stars for returning players but also don’t know how invested I would be in Blood vs Water with brand new players.

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