8 COUPLES, 4 ELIMINATIONS, 4 DILAPIDATED HOUSES, 1 WINNER: DECIDED BY THE TOUGHEST JUDGES THERE ARE – THE BUYING PUBLIC.

After the phenomenal success of season one of the Block NZ, TV3 are proud to bring you The Block AU season five – their biggest season yet!

The 2012 Block Australia promises to be the toughest competition so far, with more surprises, twists, and a renovation project more challenging than ever. When complete, each one of four renovated terraces will be three storeys high, with stunning rooftop views of Melbourne’s city skyline. The terraces will have at least three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, plus study areas and two outdoor areas. The season kicks off with eight teams from across Australia striving to take their place among the final four couples who get to move into The Block.

To determine which four couples will make it to the Block, the series begins with eight determined couples competing in a tense 24-hour, do-or-die Elimination Challenge to see who makes it through to the major thrill ride: the full property renovation.

With little more than what they’re wearing, the final four will be taken out of their comfort zones and dropped into a frantic ten-week contest to renovate equally dilapidated terrace houses in inner-city South Melbourne.

With no running water and dirt floors in the rundown terraces, this series is definitely not for the faint-hearted. Couples must first contend with the twin pressures of little money and very little time, then compete against each other in a series of challenges – while delivering a renovated room every week.