The Block reveals surprising location for 2025 season: 'Really excited'

The new location is reportedly ‘the number one weekend destination in Australia’.

The Block's Scott Cam.
Channel Nine has announced the location for next year’s season of The Block. Photo: Channel Nine

The upcoming twentieth season of The Block is still weeks away from airing, but Channel Nine has already announced the location for next year’s season of the popular renovation series. The show’s executive producer Julian Cress confirmed on Thursday that season 21 will be filmed in Daylesford, Victoria.

The 2024 season was originally set to take place in the country town but was forced to relocate in September - just five months before production was scheduled to begin - due to permit issues and complaints from locals. The show was then filmed in Phillip Island, however, plans have finally been approved for a tree change.


“After a lot of wrangling back and forth, the plans that we submitted to the council in Daylesford were finally approved a couple of months ago, so we’ve decided we’re going to go there,” Julian Cress told TV Tonight.

“We’re going to do the show that we wanted to do [last] year and we’re really excited about [it] because, we think off the back of this kind of ‘seachange’ series that we’re doing in Phillip Island, Daylesford is just a beautiful country town. It’s the number one weekend destination in Australia. So again, I think it’s a town that will resonate with a lot of viewers and as a backdrop for The Block, it’s absolutely stunning and the community there is wonderful.”

The Block judges Darren Palmer, Shaynna Blaze and Marty Fox.
The 2024 season of The Block was filmed in Phillip Island and is set to air in August. Photo: Instagram/martyfox01

A source told Yahoo Lifestyle last year that producers were “devastated” that plans fell through in Daylesford after they spent over nine months preparing to film there.

“The producers were so far along in the process that other options hadn't been considered,” the insider said. “So it is a mad scramble for Julian Cress and David Barbour who created and still produce the show.

“They usually have the locations locked in 12 months in advance to make sure permits and everything are all in place, so I'd say production will be pushed back. It is too close to start all over again.”


This year’s season of The Block is set to air on Channel Nine in August after the Olympics and will see five teams of everyday Aussies transforming rundown holiday homes into luxury properties. Hosts Scott Cam and Shelley Craft will be returning, while real estate director Marty Fox is officially replacing longtime judge Neale Whitaker alongside Shaynna Blaze and Darren Whitaker.

Dan Reilly has also become the show’s sole foreman as Keith Schleiger wasn’t able to make the move to Phillip Island, although both Neale and Keith are expected to make guest appearances.

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