Do I need to register before attending the tour?
Yes – you will need to fill out a registration form online, print it, and bring it with you on the day with a copy of your ID.
What if I can’t register online?
You may register on the day but this will extend the length of your day – we highly recommend registering beforehand to reduce waiting time.
When do doors open?
Registration will be open from 8am – 4pm every day of the tour.
Will everyone be seen at the tour?
Although we will strive to see everybody who arrives on the day, please be mindful that if applicant numbers are excessive we may have to close the doors and potentially turn people away at any given point.
How long will the audition process be?
This will depend on how far you advance through and how many applicants we receive. It will potentially be a very long day so we suggest not planning any events or restricting yourself to a set time.
Is it essential to attend the venue nearest my home town?
No – simply indicate which one you plan to attend.
Can I attend more than one venue?
Yes. You do not need to register twice online – we will be able to look you up even if you have registered at another venue.
Will there be parking available?
Please see the venue information page on our website for information on parking and transport to and from the venues.
If I’m not available to attend any of the available dates can I still apply to the show?
Can I submit a video?
Can I apply if I’ve applied to Big Brother in previous years?
Yes – you are welcome to reapply to Big Brother 2012.
How old do I have to be to audition?
Anyone can register if they are 18 years or older on the day they audition. There is no upper age limit.
What if I turn 18 just after the Housemate Hunt?
You will not be allowed to apply – you must be 18 on the day you audition.
Do I have to be Australian to apply?
You have to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to apply.
Can I bring a friend?
Your friend is welcome to apply to Big Brother – but there will be no waiting areas available for people not applying. Please be mindful that if you attend the tour with friends, some of you may be unsuccessful and asked to leave. There will be nowhere for you to wait for friends that may have progressed through to the latter stages and this could take hours. You may need to make other transport arrangements or be prepared to wait outside at other venues for them.
Can I bring my child? (Under 18)
We have no child minding facilities and you will not be allowed to bring your child with you through the audition process so we strongly suggest you make other arrangements.
What do I need to bring on the day?
Your printed application form and confidentiality agreement as well as a copy of your ID. We also suggest you bring something to eat and drink, comfy shoes and perhaps a book/ipod etc as it could turn out to be a long day.
What should I wear?
Wear something that reflects your personality and you feel comfortable in.
What happens in case of bad weather?
The Housemate Hunt will go ahead rain, hail or shine but we recommend bringing appropriate wet weather gear in case you are waiting outside.
Can I queue the night before?
There will be no facilities in place and if you arrive early you risk being asked to move by the venue's security. This is out of Big Brother's control.
Are you looking for a specific type of Housemate?
No, there is no stereotypical ideal Housemate.
When will I know if I am successful?
If you make it through to the latter stages you will be informed by a certain date (to be advised) if you have been successful.
Why should I not reveal too much about myself to others at the tour?
One of the key format points of Big Brother is that the Housemates do not know each other. If you become “besties” with someone in the line/audition and you both make the latter stages it could compromise your chances of becoming a Housemate.
When will filming take place?
Official dates are yet to be released. There will be cameras present at the tour.