Australian Survivor: Blood v Water to see players compete in pairs


• Is it possible to betray the ones you love? 

Announced at 10’s upfront on Wednesday, the seventh season of award-winning show Australian Survivor will return for its most revolutionary season ever.

In Australian Survivor: Blood v Water, players will compete in pairs.  

Adding a further level of intrigue, each pair is bound by blood: identical twins, married couples, in-laws, siblings, and cousins. Survivor is ultimately an individual game, so what happens when you play bound to another player? Is it possible to betray the ones you love? 


Jonathan LaPaglia

Blood v Water will be filmed in Queensland, this time heading to North Queensland’s Charters Towers, 134 km south-east of Townsville, for season seven. 

Produced by Endemol Shine Australia for Network 10 and supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy, this latest series is expected to deliver $12.6 million for the state’s economy and employ 170 Queenslanders.  

The announcement comes off the back of series six of the series, Australian Survivor: Brains v Brawn. The sixth season was filmed in Cloncurry, generating approximately $14.6 million and 150 local jobs.

The Brains v Brawn finale had 785,000 viewers (923,000 for winners announcement) as Hayley was crowned Sole Survivor and won $500,000. The winner’s announcement was the top segment across all key demographics.


For the last Immunity Challenge, the final three Castaways, Flick, George and Hayley, stepped into a chamber complete with narrow pegs on the floor, and spikes on the ceiling. At intervals, the ceiling dropped, making it harder to stay in position. After four and a half hours, both the sunset and the precarious ceiling of spikes above them fell. 

After being crowned, Hayley said: “I survived 48 days, I made massive blindsides and I was a physical beast out here. I’m proud of being able to come out here and play a really big strategic game. I didn’t want to hide in the shadows, I wanted to make big moves from the start, and I did that.“

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