The Block is an Australia based television reality series which was first broadcasted on the Nine Network. The series has four to five couples and they work on renovating their houses and apartments and compete against each other for selling them at the highest price in the auction.
The Block Australia 2017 Auditions
- Couples must be aged between 18-65, energetic and with a sense of humour.
- Successful couples must be available for a 10-12 week shoot period from April 2017. Exact dates to be confirmed closer to filming.
- Previous home renovation experience is an asset, but not required from both partners.
- Long term couples, family teams and enduring friendships need only apply.
- Submissions accepted from Australia wide.
- Successful participants will be paid a nominal weekly fee during filming of The Block to cover basic living costs and expenses.
- The last date of applying is Midnight, Saturday 4th February, 2017 (AEDT)
Apply For The Block 2017:
Follow the below steps to apply for 2017 season:
- Go to https://block2017.castasugar.com/
- You will be asked to fill Applicant, your details, personality, partner details, renovation, team, photos and videos.
About The Block:
The first two seasons of the series ran consecutively in the year 2003 and 2004 and was hosted by the very famous guru Jamie Durie. The first season was filmed at Bondi and the second at Manly.The show completely gone out of sight for 6 whole years and then The Nine Network took the edge to restart the series after this long absence. Then the third season after a long wait commenced on 22 September 2010. This season was hosted by the renowned builder and television star Scott Cam. The third season was filmed in the suburbs of Vaucluse, in the vicinity of Sydney.
Then coming to the fourth season which was by then moved to Victoria, Australia. It was filmed at the suburbs of Richmond, in the vicinity of Melbourne. Breaking the previous norms of the show, this series introduced something new. Resultantly, season four was filmed in four side-by-side houses as opposed to an apartment block of four. This series was hosted by the television personality Shelley Craft and Scott Cam.
The fifth season commenced in April 2012. Just like season four it continued the same procedure and had four separate houses format, as opposed to four apartments in a single apartment block. Season five is again set in Melbourne, on Dorcas Street, and is set in four adjacent multi-storey town houses.
While we saw season six again returning to Sydney, and was filmed in Bondi. This season also marked the tenth anniversary of the show. But ended the game follow up since this was the last season that involved renovating houses. After, the end of this season, the contestants started with renovating rundown apartment blocks, rundown buildings and former hotel buildings.
The first three seasons of The Block aired just once/weekly for 13, 26 and 9 weeks respectively.The fourth season aired once in week on Saturdays with the tagline “7’OBlock Weeknights,”. And the fifth season aired once every week on Sundays consecutively for eight weeks. Since season 7, the 7’OBlock tagline only occurs on Sunday nights and airs at 7:30 on weeknights.
The most prominent and primary sponsors of the show include renowned names like Mitre 10, Suzuki, The Good Guys, Domain & Swisse.
The format of the show is quite fun and interesting. Each couple is provided with a budget of A$40,000 to renovate a separate apartment within a period of 12 weeks. The apartments were then sold at auction, with each couple keeping any profit made above a set reserve price and the couple with the highest profit wins an additional bonus of $100,000 as the gift prize.
The show still follows the same format apart from certain minor changes like its being filmed in Melbourne. Also the budget of the show has been increased and is slightly over the previous gift money of $100,000. The show sees fiver couples competing against each other