|Hometown:||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Australian Survivor (2016)|
Phoebe Timmins is a contestant from Australian Survivor (2016).
Phoebe was placed on the Aganoa tribe and soon took control, forming a close bond with both El Rowland and Rohan MacLaren, even helping the latter find a Hidden Immunity Idol. After the tribe dissolve, Phoebe found herself on the outs as a former Aganoa member, but with the help of two Hidden Immunity Idols, was able to combat the Vavau alliance, orchestrating a string of blindsides to survive five Tribal Councils. However, a non-vote Tribal proved her undoing, as her former ally Kristie Bennett found out about Phoebe's plan to vote her off and proceeded to blindside her unanimously.
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Phoebe is coming into Australian Survivor with her eyes open and firmly on the prize. She says: "I've loved Survivor for a really long time. I used to watch it with my dad when I was growing up. I applied because I love the game and I think I'll be really good at it."
A qualified lawyer who has worked on criminal cartel enforcement, Phoebe does not take anything at face value and she has learnt to manipulate people when required. She is used to interrogating people and working under pressure and says she is a natural mediator who rarely loses an argument. Growing up, Phoebe was sporty, popular and a straight A student. She was also Dux of her college.
She says: "I'm smarter than I look and there's a lot more to me than meets the eye."
Phoebe has been living overseas for the past few years and will be moving back to Australia with her partner to start a new chapter. She expects the half a million dollar prize money will help her with that.
Phoebe says she is highly competitive and is planning to win Australian Survivor for her father, who is her hero.
Phoebe was a part of the majority Aganoa alliance along with Rohan MacLaren, El Rowland, Lee Carseldine, and Evan Jones. Though Evan viewed Phoebe as just a number and along for the ride, Phoebe would slowly but surely assert herself as a power player. In the aftermath of the fallout between Rohan and Evan over Rohan lying about the Hidden Immunity Idol clue, Phoebe sided with Rohan and convinced the tribe (excluding Lee) to blindside Evan.
After the tribe switch, the original Aganoa members were outnumbered by Vavau 5-4. Rohan had the idol, so Phoebe asked Rohan to play it on her, thinking she was the target. She also planned to blindside Sue Clarke, the weakest of the Vavau alliance, in order to keep the tribe strong. Her plan backfired when Kat Dumont and Kristie Bennett went rogue and voted for Rohan, which saw him get voted out effectively by playing his own idol. Phoebe did manage to bounce back by flipping Kate Campbell and Craig I'Anson to blindside Andrew Torrens, and with her own idol took out Craig as well. Phoebe looked set to throw her ally Kristie under the bus to save herself once more since Vavau's losing streak had no end in sight. However, Jonathan LaPaglia revealed that there would be no vote this Tribal Council, and that instead, Saanapu observer Brooke Jowett would select a Vavau member to join her tribe; she selected Sue. This gave Kristie time to retaliate, and in the next Tribal Council, Kristie targeted Phoebe. Connor and Kate sided with Kristie, and Phoebe was voted out, just narrowly missing out on the merge.
|Phoebe's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|2||Aganoa Tribe Immune|
|5||Aganoa Tribe Immune|
|6||Aganoa Tribe Immune|
|7||Aganoa Tribe Immune|
|8||No Tribal Council|
Craig, Kate, Sue
|14||Kristie||Conner, Kate, Kristie|
|Voted Off, Day 31|
^1 In Episode 9, Phoebe used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating 5 votes against her.
^2 In Episode 12, Phoebe used another Hidden Immunity Idol, negating 4 votes against her.
^3 In Episode 13, 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.
- Phoebe competed along with her fellow Vavau tribe members Rohan MacLaren, Conner Bethune, and Sue Clarke in an all-star version of Australian Family Feud. Her team won the money for charity against the Saanapu team consisting of Brooke Jowett, Sam Webb, El Rowland, and Lee Carseldine.
- Phoebe is the first castaway to play two Hidden Immunity Idols in the Australian Survivor series.
- Phoebe is the first castaway to find a Hidden Immunity Idol without a clue in Australian Survivor.
|Australian Survivor (2016) Castaways|