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Australia Has A New Matchmaking Capital

Industry Updates / Media Releases  12 May 2023

Host, Osher Günsberg.


The universally beloved franchise, The Bachelor, is heading to Australia's most liveable city, where, for the first time in the history of the series, roses will be handed out on Victorian soil.

The hugely popular production was attracted to the state by VicScreen's Victorian Screen Incentive, and is set to boost the local economy, injecting over $3.8 million. 

Over 180 Victorians will be employed by the show, giving the local industry the opportunity to train in an incredibly successful format, whilst simultaneously watching love unfold before their eyes.

And there will be even more roles - on set paid development opportunities will be on offer, with early-career practitioners given the opportunity to hone their skills on the production. 

The series is set to display both Melbourne and regional Victoria's stunning landscapes to audiences across the nation and the globe.

Whether it's a group date or a single date, the beloved matchmaking show will showcase the state's must-see destinations and reveal plenty of hidden gems. 

Warner Bros. are producing the upcoming series, which is set premiere on Network Ten, with streaming available on 10Play. 

Minister for Creative Industries, Steve Dimopoulos said, "The Bachelor franchise is set to bring Victoria's spectacular locations to the screen but behind the scenes there is also a great story to tell. The series will provide jobs for more than 100 Victorian crew members as well as placement opportunities for our next generation of screen industry workers."

"We look forward to adding The Bachelor franchise to the year-round pipeline of screen projects that call Victoria home."

Senior Vice President Content and Programming, Paramount Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), Daniel Monaghan said, "The Bachelor franchise has been filmed in some of Australia's most idyllic locations, and this year we are thrilled to share the love with Victoria. We can't wait for viewers to fall head over heels for The Bachelor franchise against a whole new backdrop."

Caroline Swift, Head of Entertainment, Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia said, "Filming The Bachelor franchise in Melbourne gives us the perfect backdrop for love to blossom, a beautiful sophisticated city filled with incredible restaurants, secret sexy bars, art galleries, live music, the list goes on. This season will highlight all that this incredible city has to offer for the most romantic series yet."

Host, Osher Günsberg said, "The secret with longevity in any relationship is to never take the other person for granted, and always to be ready to re-invent the relationship as your needs change over time. The relationship between The Bachelor franchise and our audience is no different, and taking this love story to Melbourne builds on the world first season we have just seen, allowing us to take Australia's most romantic dating show to places it has never been before. 

Season 11 of The Bachelor franchise has been attracted to film in Victoria by the Victorian Government through VicScreen's Victorian Screen Incentive, and is produced by Warner Bros.