Love Island Australia

Love Island Australia is an Australian dating reality show based on the British series Love Island. The series is presented by Sophie Monk[2] and narrated by Eoghan McDermott.[3] The series began airing on 9Go! and 9Now on 27 May 2018.[4] The series also airs in the United Kingdom on ITVBe and in the Republic of Ireland on Virgin Media Two (formerly 3e), and is available in New Zealand on TVNZ OnDemand.

Love Island Australia
Created byITV Studios
Based onLove Island
Presented bySophie Monk
Narrated byEoghan McDermott
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes59
Executive producer(s)
  • Alex Mavroidakis (ITV Studios)
  • Tina Diaz (Nine Network)
  • Majella Wiemers (ITV Studios)
  • Jaala Webster (ITV Studios)
Production location(s)
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)ITV Studios Australia
Original network9Go! (2018)
Nine Network
Picture format576i
Audio formatStereo
Original release27 May 2018 
External links

The second season of Love Island Australia premiered Monday, 7 October 2019 on the Nine Network and 9Now,[5] with production being relocated to a villa in Fiji.[6]


Love Island involves a group of contestants, referred to as Islanders, living in isolation from the outside world in a villa, and constantly under video surveillance. To survive in the villa the Islanders must be coupled up with another Islander, whether it be for love, friendship or money, as the overall winning couple receives $50,000. On the first day, the Islanders couple up for the first time based on first impressions, but over the duration of the series, they are forced to "re-couple" where they can choose to remain in their current couple or swap and change.

Any Islander who remains single after the coupling is eliminated and dumped from the island. Islanders can also be eliminated via public vote, as during the series the public vote through the Love Island app available on smartphones for their favourite couple, or who they think is the most compatible. Couples who receive the fewest votes risk being eliminated. Often a twist has occurred where it has been up to the Islanders to vote one of their own off the island. During the final week, the public vote for which couple they want to win the series and therefore take home $50,000.


Mallorca, Spain

During season one, the Islanders lived in a villa located in Mallorca, Spain. It includes open-plan living, with one large bedroom for the Islanders to sleep, however there are also day beds outside if un-coupled partners chose to sleep together, and also a Hideaway bedroom for couples to spend the night away from the others as a reward. The villa also comes with a pool, hot tub and all important fire pit. Every moment was captured by one of the 65 cameras and 55 microphones.[7]


Season two will reportedly be filmed in Fiji.[8]


Love Island Australia averaged around 200,000 viewers for its linear broadcasts in overnight OzTAM ratings, increasing to an average of 511,000 when adding viewers from Nine's streaming service, 9Now.[9] The series performed strongest in the youngest key demographic band (16 to 39 year olds), but ranked low amongst total viewers.[10] The series generated in excess of 150 million views through its official YouTube channel, however 85% were viewers from outside Australia, and YouTube viewers cannot be monetised.

Series overview

Season Number of Duration Finalists Prize Money Average viewers (millions)
Islanders Episodes Winner Runner-up Third place
1 22 30 27 May 2018 (2018-05-27)5 July 2018 (2018-07-05) Grant Crapp & Tayla Damir Eden Dally & Erin Alysha Barnett Josh Moss & Amelia Plummer $50,000 0.17
2 22 29 7 October 2019 (2019-10-07)14 November 2019 (2019-11-14) Anna McEvoy & Josh Packham Cartier Surjan & Matthew Zukowski Cynthia Taylu & Aaron Deacon Shaw


Season Islanders Status
1 Grant Crapp &
Tayla Damir
Eden Dally &
Erin Barnett
Amelia Plummer &
Josh Moss
2 Anna McEvoy &
Josh Packham
Cartier Surjan &
Matthew Zukowski
Cynthia Taylu &
Aaron Deacon Shaw


  1. Comms, Nine (16 October 2018). ""We believe Love Island will be our next break out success and are moving #LoveIslandAU from @9Go! To @Channel9 in primetime" – Lizzie Young #9Upfront".
  2. Knox, David (1 December 2017). "Sophie Monk confirmed for Love Island". TV Tonight. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  3. Domjen, Briana (1 July 2018). "Love Island Australia narrator Eoghan McDermott reveals why he won't go on the dating show". The Daily Telegraph. Sydney. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  4. Knox, David (11 October 2017). "Nine 2018 Upfronts: Renewals underpin new slate". TV Tonight. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  5. Chandra, Jessica (22 September 2019). "Love Island Australia Season 2 premiere date announced". 9Now. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  6. Chatterjee, Amrit (8 July 2019). "Love Island Australia Season 2: All You Need To Know". OtakuKart News. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  7. Lee, Ashling (3 June 2018). "Inside Love Island Australia's Lush Mallorcan Villa". PopSugar. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  8. Chatterjee, Amrit (8 July 2019). "Love Island Australia Season 2: All You Need To Know". OtakuKart News. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  9. Knox, David (10 July 2018). "Love Island "a blueprint" for TV, says Nine". TV Tonight. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  10. Kelly, Vivienne (10 July 2018). "Nine in talks with ITV about Love Island season two, as programming boss rejects claims show was a failure". Mumbrella. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
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