Australian Survivor is the Australian version of Survivor. It was first broadcast on February 13, 2002. Australian Survivor made a comeback in 2016 and is still airing today.


After filming of Survivor: The Australian Outback finished, Nine Network was inspired to create their own season of the show. Filming for season 1 took place between February 13, 2002 - May 15, 2002. A second season of the show was filmed between May 14, 2006 and June 18, 2006. After the second season finished airing, the show was axed due to poor reception among fans. In November 2015, Network Ten revealed that it would air a new season featuring regular contestants to air in the last quarter of 2016. In October 2016, Network Ten revealed that Australian Survivor would be renewed for a fourth season in 2017.

Format Variations

Australian Survivor generally follows the same format and rules as the American version.


In Australian Survivor (2002), the 16 contestants were split into two tribes, the green tribe Kadina and the blue tribe Tipara. The merged tribe was white and was called Aurora. However, the merged tribe did not have its own buff, with the players retaining their original tribe buffs after merge.

In Celebrity Survivor Australia, 12 contestants were split into two tribes, the orange tribe Kakula and the blue tribe Moso. The merged tribe was watermelon pink and was called Tanna.

In Australian Survivor (2016), the 24 contestants were split into three tribes, the blue tribe Saanapu, the red tribe Aganoa and the yellow tribe Vavau. The merged tribe was black and was called Fia Fia.

In Australian Survivor (2017), the 24 contestants were split up into two tribes, the green tribe, Asaga, and the magenta tribe, Samatau.