Survivor Australia is heading to Charters Towers

STAYING NORTH: Australian Survivor host Jonathan LaPaglia. There has been no word on whether he is reprising the role. Photo: ViacomCBS.
STAYING NORTH: Australian Survivor host Jonathan LaPaglia. There has been no word on whether he is reprising the role. Photo: ViacomCBS.

Australian Survivor is staying in North Queensland for a second successive season.

After some speculation, Australian Survivor has today confirmed the next series of the TV franchise will be filmed in Charters Towers.

The production is expected to inject more than $29 million into the regional economy, according to the Federal Government.

In recent years Australian Survivor has filmed in Samoa and Fiji, with the most recent sixth season filmed in Cloncurry.

The TV show has received $3.9 million in funding from the Commonwealth's $540 million Location Incentive.

Federal Arts Minister Paul Fletcher said the production was a win for the local economy.

"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," Mr Fletcher said.

He said the production would provide work for 250 Australian crew to develop skills "to grow and enhance" the nation's screen industry.

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Australian Survivor is produced by Endemol Shine Australia and will feature across the platforms of Network Ten, including 10 Play, later this year.

Endemol Shine CEO Peter Newman said Endemol was delighted to return to Queensland to produce season seven of Australian Survivor.

"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," Mr Newman said.

"We look forward to working closely with the local community and crew and supporting the Charters Towers economy throughout a successful production period."

ViacomCBS Australia and New Zealand chief content officer Beverley McGarvey said her company was thrilled to be back in Queensland once again.

"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," Ms McGarvey said.

This story $29m boost: Survivor to set up camp in North Queensland first appeared on The North West Star.