Australia’s first season of worldwide survival competition series Alone Australia will be filmed in Tasmania. Could you survive its harsh and unique environment?

Alone Australia Will be Filmed in Tasmania

Tasmanian Minister for the Arts, Elise Archer, has announced that the first season of Alone Australia will be filmed in Tasmania. The original format of the show started in America but is now a worldwide phenomenon, having been held in Patagonia, British Columbia, Northern Mongolia, Canada’s Northwest Territories, and northern Norway.

Read more: Alone Australia Season 2 Has Arrived and It’s in New Zealand?



Ten participants will be dropped, separately into the remote Tasmanian wilderness with only their survival skills to rely on. They’ll have to hunt for their food, build their own shelter and keep themselves safe. There will be no camera crew, no devices, no food drops, no cheating! Contestants will document their journey, showcasing their daily struggles to an audience of millions for the chance to win $250,000.

Minister Archer says that in order to ensure the production is ‘safe and sustainable’, a number of stakeholders have been consulted. Screen Tasmania has worked with SBS, ITV Studios Australia, local councils, landowners and the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service to ensure the protection of the ‘sensitive and unique Tasmanian environment.

SBS began recruiting for the show alongside ITV Studios Australia in February of 2022, with the series to be aired on SBS and SBS on Demand in 2023. Because the show includes contestants hunting and eating wild animals, it remains to be seen where exactly in Tasmania the show will take place.



Australia is known for its strict hunting and fishing laws, unlike some of the other locations Alone has previously been filmed in. Although hunting is permitted on some public lands, there are restrictions; hunting is seasonal, there are a few select species you can hunt and there are limitations on the ways in which you can hunt.

Despite the uncertainty of the logistical reality of filming Alone Australia, it’s nonetheless a great economic, social and cultural gain for Tasmania that’s expected to increase tourism, boost employment and further develop a blossoming production industry.

Although the minister didn’t reveal the exact location of the competition, viewers of the show suspect that the contestants were dropped along the banks of Lake Pieman, on Tasmania’s West Coast. Lake Pieman is incredibly remote, features a flooded forest and has many arms that divert off of it, just as the location appears in the show.

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Everything You Need to Know About Alone Australia

Alone isn’t just for Americans any more – Fancy Yourself an Expert Survivalist? Alone is Coming to Australia

Watch the first ever trailer of Alone Australia – Alone Australia’s First Trailer Has Dropped 

Think you could do a better job than the current contestants?  – Alone Australia 2 is Casting Now

What gear can contestants choose from for Alone Australia? Our First Reactions to the 41 Approved Gear Items for Alone Australia Contestants

We chatted to a Tasmania survival expert about the upcoming season – 7 Questions With a Tassie Survivalist About Alone Australia

Getting pumped for the Alone Australia premiere? – How To Host an Alone Australia Viewing Party


Alone Australia Podcast Episode

Tim sat down with Kate Grarock from Season 1 of Alone Australia to talk about what led her to the show.

What Does it Take to be on Alone Australia? We Are Explorers Podcast – Episode 2

We also chatted with a Tasmania survival expert, have a listen!

How to Survive a Tasmanian Winter – We Are Explorers Podcast Ep 3


Alone Australia Episode Recaps

Episode 1 & 2 recap: Alone Australia Recap – Soggy Already on Episodes 1 & 2

Episode 3 recap: Alone Australia Recap – Episode 3 – Hunger Games

Episode 4 recap: Alone Australia Recap – Episode 4 – Where the Wild Things Aren’t?

Episode 5 recap: Alone Australia Recap – Episode 5 – Naked and Alone

Episode 6 recap: Alone Australia Recap – Episode 6 – Padding Come, Padding Go

Episode 7 recap: Alone Australia Recap – Episode 7 – Sur-thriving

Episode 8 recap: Alone Australia Recap – Episode 8 – A New Smeagol Crowned!

Episode 9 recap: Alone Australia Recap – Episode 9 – Right in the (F)eels

Episode 10 & 11 recap: Alone Australia Recap – Episodes 10 & 11 – Final Showdown


Alone Australia FAQs

Will there be a season of Alone in Australia? 

Yes! The inaugural season of Alone Australia will premiere on Wednesday 29th of March 2023 at 7:30pm on SBS.

Where is Alone Australia being filmed?

Alone Australia was filmed in Tasmania.

Where is Alone Australia filmed in Tasmania?

Alone Australia was filmed on Tasmania’s West Coast. Although the exact location hasn’t been officially revealed, some viewers suspect that the contestants were dropped along the banks of Lake Pieman, near the towns of Zeehan, Tullah, and Rosebery.

Where can I watch Alone Australia?

Alone Australia will be available to watch for free on SBS or to stream SBS on Demand. To watch on SBS on Demand you’ll need to make an account and log in.

Why not throw an Alone Australia viewing party for the premiere episodes?

How much do you win on Alone Australia?

The winner of Alone Australia wins $250,000.

What 10 items do contestants bring on Alone?

The contestants on Alone Australia can bring up to ten items from a list of 42 possible items. Here’s what we thought of the list!

Who are the ten contestants on Alone Australia?

The ten Alone Australia contestants are a mix of people with different skills and experiences in the outdoors. They come from all walks of life and from all around the country. Learn more about the ten contestants and see who you think will come out on top.


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