Endemol Shine Australia, the producer of Australian Survivor, recently completed filming Season 7 of the reality TV show in the Charters Towers Region.
The hugely popular reality TV show was deeply embedded in our community over the last few months building sets, setting up production offices and basecamp, and filming at various locations within our region.
Mayor Frank Beveridge said that the community have reaped the benefits of hosting up to 350 people within the Region over seven months.
“We feel very fortunate to have been able to facilitate the production of this season of Australian Survivor, demonstrating that we are a film-friendly location.
“Our unique natural landscapes will be in the global spotlight, and we are proud to have had this incredible opportunity to showcase our region, affectionately known as ‘the world’.
“It is estimated that over $5 million was spent in the Region during the production. This, combined with individual crew spending approximately $1 – 2 million, has boosted our local economy,“ he said.
During their time in the Region, crew members immersed themselves in all aspects of Charters Towers, attending and participating in a variety of local community events.
Their love of our Region saw crew members purchasing houses in town, while others actively sought out business investment opportunities.
A total of 101 Charters Towers locals took the opportunity to work on the production.
Mayor Frank Beveridge said from the initial meetings and discussions to seeing the project come to fruition has been an amazing and most rewarding journey for Charters Towers.
“Everyone in our community has made this production experience a positive one. We expect the benefits of this production will be felt for a very long time.
“I am proud that as a Council we were able to take an innovative approach to challenges that were presented to us, enabling this production to be filmed here.
“With more productions being made within Australia, we are hopeful that we will see more film and television investments within our Region,” Mayor Beveridge said.
It is anticipated that Australian Survivor Season 7 will be broadcast on the Channel 10 network in February 2022.
Source: Charters Towers Regional Council