THE sixth season of reality television juggernaut Australian Survivor will be filmed in the outback Queensland town of Cloncurry, where “harsh climate and challenging weather conditions will turn the game on its head,” it’s been announced.
Australian Survivor, a TV Week Logie and ACCTA Award-winner, will create about 150 jobs for production crew and generate an estimated $14.6 million, the Palaszczuk Government claimed in a press release.
The hit international TV show pits contestants against one another in a series of tasks in challenging, often remote, locations. It’s broadcast nationally on the Ten Network.
The Caller understands then show’s producers are currently in the Cloncurry region, making arrangements with local stakeholders and scouting locations for filming.
Filming will begin mid this year. As well as television industry professions, there will be opportunities for local tradespeople to gain employment from the production. Enquires can be made my emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
“We’ve got a winning combination in terms of competitive incentives, fantastically diverse locations, best-in-the-business local crew and one of the world’s most COVID-safe environments,” the Premier said.
“Queensland is the place to film right now; the positive impacts flowing from our production boom are vast and varied, and my Government is doing everything in its power to maximise these benefits for all Queenslanders.”
Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich said it was positive news for the remote township of Cloncurry, which will benefit from jobs for local crew and be showcased nationally and internationally on the program.
“It’s rewarding to see such a big show as Australian Survivor heading to outback Queensland—a region that knows adversity and hardship first-hand, and whose people, I expect, share those human qualities celebrated in the show: courage, endurance and strength,” Ms Munnich said.
“From urban centres and coastal ranges to sweeping outback plains, Queensland has enormous capacity to cater for a wide range of screen productions—from international features through to reality juggernauts like Australian Survivor.”
Chief content officer and executive vice president Beverley McGarvey, from production company ViacomCBS, added: “We are thrilled that our new Australian Survivor castaways will have the chance to outwit, outplay and outlast each in other, right here in Queensland, Australia. Outback Queensland’s harsh climate and challenging weather conditions will turn the game on its head.
“Moving from the beaches of Fiji to the outback of North Queensland will shift the game in a way we haven’t seen before. If the castaways think they know how to play the game, they will need to think again.”