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Here is your one-stop-shop for all the information you need to know about joining your favourite TV show either as an audience member or as a contestant. All shows are listed by their respective network and then categorised by city location. Generally most shows are filmed in either Sydney or Melbourne with some occasional exceptions.
All effort has been made to provide the most up to date information about recording sessions and locations. Some tips for attending a recording of a show as an audience member…
- Arrive on time
- Don’t be too early (you will most likely wait 30 minutes after designated arrival time anyway)
- Entering the studio first doesn’t mean best seats
- Eat before you arrive, some sessions can go for a coupe of hours, usually some lollies are provided (to give the audience a sugar high)
- Don’t be shy, ask questions about anything TV related, someone will most likely know the answer
- Enjoy yourself!
To join the Silver Fox Tony Jones and participate in Q&A, head over to the official website HERE and fill in the application form, but be prepared to answer some personal political questions. Q&A is filmed at the ABC Studios in Ultimo, Sydney.
To join the studio audience of one of the ABC’s best rating shows in recent years and to have a laugh with host Wil Anderson for new Gruen Transfer spinoff Gruen Planet, head over to the official website HERE for all of the details. Gruen Nation is filmed at the ABC Studios in Ultimo, Sydney.
The Hamster Wheel
To being in the audience of the latest project from The Chaser, The Hamster Wheel, head over to the official website HERE and fill out the contact form the week before the show you wish to attend. The Hamster Wheel is filmed on a Tuesday night at the ABC Studios in Ultimo, Sydney. (Be quick, tickets go fast!)
First Tuesday Book Club
To be in the audience of the Jennifer Byrne hosted First Tuesday Book Club on ABC1, send an email off to email@example.com or phone (02) 8333 3644. The First Tuesday Book Club is filmed at the ABC Studios in Ultimo, Sydney.
Mad As Hell
To join the studio audience of Shaun Micallef’s new show for ABC1 Mad As Hell, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. Mad As Hell is filmed at the ABC Studios in Elsternwick, Melbourne.
Beauty and the Geek Australia
Are you a beautiful girl, are you a nerdy guy looking for a challenge, looking to find friendship, or looking to find love? Beauty and the Geek Australia is looking for contestants for series three. To apply to be part of the show head over to beautyandthegeek.com.au and fill out the application form. Beauty and the Geek Australia is filmed in Sydney, but is open to contestants Australia wide over 18 years of age.
The X Factor
To be in the studio audience of The X Factor, head over to the oficial booking site HERE. The X Factor is filmed at FOX Studios, Sydney.
A new fun show on Seven called SlideShow hosted by Grant Denyer. To be in the audience of the show email the organisers at email@example.com with your details and the number of tickets you require. You can also checkout the attached brochure HERE. SlideSHow is filmed at the Central City Studios, Docklands, Melbourne.
Deal or No Deal
To take part in all the fun of Deal or No Deal with Andrew O’Keefe, head over to the official website HERE and keep and eye out for when the show will be asking for participants. Deal or No Deal is filmed at the old HSV7 (Seven Network) now Global Television Studios in South Melbourne, Melbourne.
AFL: Game Day
To be in the audience of AFL: Game Day, head over to the official booking site HERE, select the Sunday morning session you wish to attend and show up to the studio at 9:15am. AFL: Game Day is filmed in the HSV7 Melbourne studios, Docklands.
Australia’s Got Talent
Auditions are back on, Australia’s Got Talent moves to a new network, all the audience details can be found HERE. Australia’s Got Talent will be filmed somewhere in Sydney.
It’s back after taking a couple of years off, and returns to a new network. To audition for your shot at entering the Big Brother house, fill out the application form HERE, then make your way to one of the audition locations around Australia… Big Brother is filmed at the Dreamworld Studios on the Gold Coast.
The latest singing competition to hit the small screen, The Voice is looking for audience members. Head over to the official audience booking site HERE to book your tickets. The Voice is filmed at FOX Studios, Sydney.
The Footy Show (NRL)
To be in the studio audience of The Footy Show (NRL) call the Nine Network on (02) 9958 9999 between 9 am and 10 am on the Monday before the Thursday show. The Footy Show (NRL) is filmed at the Nine Network’s TCN9 studios in Willoughby, Sydney
Funniest Home Videos
Join Shelly Craft in the audience of Australia’s Funniest Home Videos on the Nine Network, to be in the audience send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (02) 9958 9999. Funniest Home Videos is filmed at the Nine Network’s TCN9 studios in Willoughby, Sydney.
Join Eddie McGuire at the Nine Network’s new Docklands studio space in the audience of Hot Seat. To be in the audience send an email off to email@example.com or head over to the booking site HERE where you can select the preferred date. Hot Seat is filmed at the Central City Studios in Docklands, Melbourne.
The Footy Show (AFL)
Keep dreaming, no chance! The Grand Final Footy Show is your best chance of seeing Garry, James and Sam. Tickets can be booked through Ticketek for the Rod Laver Arena spectacular.
The Bachelor Australia
Australia now has its very own version of this successful format and you can be part of it. If you are a single male or female and would like to put yourself out there, fill in an application and follow the steps HERE.
The Living Room
To be in the audience of TEN’s brand new show The Living Room, a new weekly series that takes the best of lifestyle TV and adds a fresh entertainment spin, hosted by Amanda Keller, Chris Brown, Barry DuBois and Migel Maestre. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, The Living Room is filmed at the Global Television Studios in Alexandria, Sydney.
To be in the nightly audience of The Project, send an email off to email@example.com. The Project is filmed at the ATV10 (Network Ten) Studios in South Yarra, Melbourne.
To be in the audience of SBS’ music quiz show Rockwiz, sign up to the Rockwiz newsletter HERE where it will be revealed how and when you can get tickets to the show. Only a limited amount are released due to the small space the show is filmed in. Rockwiz is filmed at The Esplanade Hotel in St Kilda, Melbourne.
Australia’s Next Top Model
Models!!! Does anything else really need to be said? To be in the audience of the hit FOX8 show Australia’s Next Top Model, head over to the audience booking site HERE. Australia’s Next Top Model is filmed at the Australian Technology Park in Evenleigh, Sydney.
Last updated: 19/05/2013