Wanted Down Under Series 5 – How to Apply for Series 5 of Wanted Down Under

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how to apply for wanted down under bbc series Wanted Down under Series 4 and Wanted Down Under revisited have finally come to an end and like many other episodes of Wanted Down Under its caused a bit of a stir with our visitors.

As Getting Down Under sounds similar to the title of the popular BBC show I’ve found that many of our visitors get ‘website blindness’ resulting in emails being sent to Getting Down Under HQ asking how they can appear on the next series of the BBC’s Wanted Down under program.

In an effort to try and reduce the number of enquiries we receive in relation to this show, we contacted the BBC to check if Series 5 of Wanted Down Under was on the cards and at time of typing I’m please to say that it is.

So to be clear.

How do I apply for Series 5 of Wanted Down Under?

It’s easy, as with previous series, To apply to appear on the show please send an e-mail to: wanteddownunder@bbc.co.uk to register your interest. If you’re lucky enough to get onto the next series then please drop by to let us know :)

Good Luck!

Regards

Mark

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  • sibby
    Reply

    good to see the new series of WDU return to the bbc but what have they got against sending people to Perth?
    so far in the two weeks the programme has been on they have not showed Perth.

  • Roxanne
    Reply

    Hi all
    Well I’ve just sent an email to WDU as a surprise for my parents!
    Eekk hope they don’t get a shock! X

  • The Hoe Clan
    Reply

    Hi Norma,
    Thanks for your reply still not heard anything how about you??
    Have you started the visa application? If so did you tell them that in yor email?
    Just wonderd if this is a deciding factor?
    Sorry to be so intrusive. xx
    Kind regards,
    Lisa

  • Heidi
    Reply

    Sent off an email today (for the second time… sent off another several months ago)… dreaming of being picked!

  • Debbie
    Reply

    Hi

    We have been looking to apply for the show for many years, My husband and I visited Brisbane in 2008 but it appears a lot has changed since then with the global credit crunch, Can you please advise if the email to apply is correct as I have recently tried without success

  • Norma Telford-Guy
    Reply

    Hi – Well, we sent an email to the WDU team just before the series finished and received the questionnaire, so will have to wait and see what happens next – if anything. From many websites that we’ve looked at, it does seem as though many people have unrealistic expectations of Australia. Commonsense dictates that you will still have the same routines as you do in the UK, it’s just the opportunities and environment that can differ – and that’s what grabs everyone’s attention. For us, it’s a mixture of work and education that’s driving us towards the idea of Australia. As far the WDU program is concerned, there were some choices that families made that we didn’t agree with, and some that we did. Either way, it’s a good way of showing that it’s a big world out there, and there are other places that are just as good (and in many cases, better) as the UK. Keep your fingers crossed! Norm.

    • The Hoe Clan
      Reply

      Hi Norma, lucky you!!!
      We sent an email to the above address at the beginning of Feb but haven’t received a thing?
      I don’t even know if they received it or if its the right address.
      Did you send yours to: wanteddownunder@bbc.co.uk or did you find another link?
      Sorry to ask all the questions but without a reply I feel really frustrated!

      • Norma Telford-Guy
        Reply

        Hello there – have just read your query. Yes you have the email address that we used. I would imagine that the team have to sift through hundreds of applications and then decide who to persue, and who to keep as back-ups in case some families change their mind. Keep positive! Best of luck. Norm.

  • Richard & Lisa
    Reply

    Hi there, I think our family would just love the Australian way of life, myself, my husband and our three children are a real ‘outdoor’ family. We have talked about it for some time now, but would really love the chance to sample the Aussie way of life. My husband is an aircraft technician and has been since leaving college. I work part time in a local shop. I know our children would love the whole experience, but of course would miss Grandparents and friends dearly. We have reached the big 40, and really think it’s a case of ‘now or never’. We would give anything to see our children happy and settled in such a lovely country. England is not the place it used to be and not for us anymore!

    • Ali Vowell
      Reply

      Hi Lisa,

      Just read your post and you all sound similiar to our family, Hubby Aircraft engineer and I work at Airport also. 2 Kids and we are looking for and adventure. Holiday bookied in Aug to Brisbane to visit family so hopefully this will make our decision as to whether we should pursue a different lifestyle. Please get in touch via email address if you want to discuss futher seeing as our OH are in the same profession.

  • Linda Corby
    Reply

    I have watched all the ‘Wanted Down Under’ series that I must admit left me green with envy, and I have to say this, getting angry with some of the whinging pom people on it, then there were all those selfish relatives, goodness they needed a good kick up the rear end, laughing, and hell the program is helping only those who can actually afford to go to Australia and buy a property there outright.

    What is needed is a program produced to help the relatives of those who want to join relatives who have moved to Australia, yep, people like my hubby, our youngest daughter, plus our pet Blue Merle Border Collie bitch, and self who would jump at the chance to move down under and join our eldest daughter her hubby and our two grandsons.

    Oh well the chances of this are extremely slim, but one can but dream.

    Maybe one day they will do a £10 entry chance for the parents and siblings of children who have moved to Australia, yea right and pigs will fly, and I would be the first on the boat out!

    • PAM AMBROSE
      Reply

      I TOTALITY AGREE WITH LINDA THESE PEOPLE MAKE ME SICK THEY HAVE THE CHANCE TO A BETTR WAY OF LIFE AND THEY BLOW IT.AND AS FOR THERE FAMILY AND THERE SO CALL FRIENDS I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THEY WOULD WANT THE BEST THINGS FOR THEM.I TOO HAVE A SON OUT THERE AND MISS HIM BUT I WOULD NOT LIKE HIM TO COME HOME HERE AGAIN.LINDA YOU WOULD BE FIRST AFTER ME TO GO OUT THERE IF WE COULD HAVE THE CHANCE. PS.LINDA IF YOU DO SEE ANY PIGS FLY LET ME KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

    • ann lally
      Reply

      I allso would like to see more on how to retire to Australia as my eldest daughter lives in oz and has been there for 22 yrs My husband and myself would love to join her and her hubby and our 2 grandchildren
      As we have 1 daughter still near with 3 children one 22- 14 and 12 we would all like the chance to move over and all be a family again It would be nice if there was some help for other people

      • Brenda
        Reply

        Hello

        Have you proceeded any further with your palns to locate downunder? We are in the process of doing the contributary way for a parents visa, out only daughter is a citizen and we want to be a family again, but stepping in to the unknown is a big big step!!!

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