The Real Housewives of Melbourne

‘A big cast shake up’: TV boss confirms a new season of The Real Housewives of Melbourne

The new season of The Real Housewives of Melbourne has been given the green light to begin production, and we couldn’t be more excited to officially announce the news!

Sure, there’s been whispers over the long hiatus – but we can now reveal for real, the news Australia’s been waiting to hear for so long.

The Real Housewives of Melbourne is returning to our screens in 2020, and it will include all the drama, all the fighting, all the glamour and ALL of the excitement we’ve come to expect from the hit series!

Here is the low-down on everything we know so far about the new season:

When does The Real Housewives of Melbourne season 5 start?

Foxtel has announced that The Real Housewives of Melbourne has been commissioned for a fifth season in 2020.

Not much is known about the exact date, but Foxtel has confirmed that the TV show will air on Arena and stream on Foxtel next year.

Launching back in 2014, the show was the most watched reality show in Foxtel’s history and four seasons were made before a break in 2018 and 2019.

Foxtel Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh said, “This series has a huge following of loyal and adoring fans and it was paramount we picked the perfect time to commission a fifth season.”

The official statement also read: “The past four seasons have been an outstanding success and Foxtel is delighted to be bringing Melbourne’s most infamous Housewives to audiences once again.”

Who is in The Real Housewives of Melbourne cast?

Despite the fact that original cast members, Gina Liano, Jackie Gillies, Janet Roach and Lydia Schiavello have starred on the show for all four seasons, nothing is set in stone, with a huge overhaul of the casting is expected for season five.

“We are proud to partner once again with Matchbox Pictures with a big cast shake up set for the new season which will see fresh faces join some of our most loved Melbourne Housewives,” said Brian.

While some of the original cast members may be approached, Foxtel has confirmed they are on the lookout now for new talent and fresh faces to join the line-up.

In season four, the cast line-up was made up of Gina Liano, Jackie Gillies, Janet Roach, Lydia Schiavello, Gamble Breaux, Sally Bloomfield and Venus Behbahani-Clark.

Brian tells: “The Real Housewives of Melbourne took Australia by storm, changing our television landscape like never before and we are delighted to bring it back for Foxtel viewers.

“We are continually blown away with the passionate way audiences consume this captivating series that has made household names out of Melbourne’s now infamous Housewives.”

What will happen in The Real Housewives of Melbourne season 5?

As the production team are currently in the casting process, no filming has begun as yet.

But, what we do know for sure, is that the episodes will be filled with fabulous fun, incredible opulence and of course, a huge amount of drama!

As ever with all of The Housewives franchises all over the world, we’ll see relationships tested, yet also new friendships being formed.

Where is the Real Housewives of Melbourne filmed?

You can expect to see the cast filming around Melbourne’s CBD and wealthy suburbs, from the trendy regions of Fitzroy and St Kilda, to the famed affluent areas of East Melbourne and Toorak.

If the show follows the format of previous years, a girls’ trip away to a luxury destination will most likely be shown on air, too.

The Real Housewives of Melbourne have previously visited Mission Beach, Manila, Dubai and Cabo San Lucas to film the show.

Check out the Official #RHOMelbourne Facebook and Instagram pages for the latest updates.

Season 4
Date & time
1: Venus Rising
1: Venus Rising
Tue 3 March·2:30pm
Tue 3 March·8:20pm
12: Reunion
12: Reunion
Tue 25 February·2:15pm
Tue 25 February·9:25pm
Sat 29 February·5:35pm
11: Waterfront
11: Waterfront
Sat 22 February·5:55pm