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The Block 2023 is escaping the country! Find out where season 19 is being filmed

Travelling back to a classic 1950s family neighbourhood.
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Channel Nine producers are going back to what they’re known for on The Block 2023, as proven by this seasons filming location.

The renovation series returned in August and after last year’s devastating auction night results, the network have decided to leave the country for a more populated location.

Filming for 2023 began in August 2022.

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TV Tonight first discovered The Block filming location when Bobcats and Skips were spotted on Charming Street in the family-friendly neighbourhood of Hampton East. Just 35 minutes out of Melbourne’s city centre.

Micjoy Pty Ltd, Channel Nine’s production company, purchased five homes for $14.3 million. Including 14, 16, 18, 20 and 22 on Charming St between June 29 and July 1.

Traveling back in time to these once charming homes in the 1950s, will the Blockheads transform the blocks back to their former glory?

House 14 sold for $3 million with 608 square meters, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and three car spaces.

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House 16 sold for $2.3 million million with 594 square metres: two bedrooms, one bath and one car space.

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House 18 sold for $1.416 million with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two car spaces.

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House 20 sold for $3.5 million with 703 square metres and four bedrooms.

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House 22 sold for $1.889 million with 632 square metres, three bedrooms, one bath and four car spaces.

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Hopefully the decision to return to the city will help the contestants overcome last year’s slump.

While located in rural Gisborne, The Block 2022 saw two houses pass in on auction night.

Only the winners, Oz and Omar reaped the benefits of the competition after walking away with a staggering total profit of $1.6 million.

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Rachel and Ryan’s total profit was $169,000. Meanwhile Sarah-Jane and Tom walked away with only $20,000 and sold their $80,000 Ford Ranger in order to make ends meet.

Sharon and Ankur sold their home a few days after the auction aired on television, walking away with a $170,000 profit.

Dylan and Jenny only sold their home in February 2023, three months after auction night and their profit remains unclear.

Watch The Block on Monday to Wednesday 7.30pm and Sundays 7.00pm on Nine and 9Now.

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