Season 5

The fifth season of The Block premiered on Monday, 16 April 2012 at 7:00 pm on the Nine Network. Both host Scott Cam and "Challenge Master" Shelley Craft returned from the previous season. Like the previous season, this season was filmed in Melbourne, with the four houses to be renovated located in the inner-city suburb of South Melbourne. At first, this season wasn't to air in New Zealand, but has now been picked up by TV3. All four previous seasons have aired on Prime.

Season episodes list 5

S05E01

S05E01 : Elimination Night 1 (aired on 04/16/2012)

The Block returns for 2012 as eight new couples meet their host Scott Cam in Melbourne to compete…
S05E02

S05E02 : Elimination Night 2 (aired on 04/17/2012)

The competition heats up in the Red Elimination House as The Block hosts a state of origin clash…
S05E03

S05E03 : Elimination Night 3 (aired on 04/18/2012)

It's the battle of the newlyweds in the third of 4 elimination challenges, Sophie & Dale, married…
S05E04

S05E04 : Elimination Night 4 (aired on 04/19/2012)

In tonight's episode, the last of the Red House eliminations, two brothers Andrew & Mike from NSW…
S05E05

S05E05 : House Decider Challenge (aired on 04/20/2012)

Four couples have made it through the elimination, and now the fun really begins. Host Scott Cam…
S05E06

S05E06 : The Block Unlocked (aired on 04/22/2012)

Go behind the scenes with judges Neale Whitaker, John McGrath and newcomer Shaynna Blaze as they…
S05E07

S05E07 : Move into The Block (aired on 04/23/2012)

Host Scott Cam introduces the couples to their new homes, four dilapidated, gold-rush-era houses in…
S05E08

S05E08 : Shelley Craft's Challenge (aired on 04/24/2012)

Challenge master Shelley Craft puts the couples through their next big challenge. They're all…
S05E09

S05E09 : Room 1 Renovations Continue (aired on 04/25/2012)

The couples are tired, the conditions are primitive, and they have to get their first room ready…
S05E10

S05E10 : Scotty's Workshop Challenge (aired on 04/26/2012)

The couples are called into Scotty's workshop for the first time. Their challenge is to design and…
S05E11

S05E11 : Scott & Shelly walk around The Block (aired on 04/27/2012)

Scott Cam and Shelley Craft review progress as the couples struggle to complete their first room.…
S05E12

S05E12 : The Block Unlocked (aired on 04/28/2012)

Go behind the scenes with judges Neale Whitaker, John McGrath and Shaynna Blaze as they review the…
S05E13

S05E13 : Room Reveal (aired on 04/29/2012)

The couples race to deliver their first rooms for the judges. The competition is fierce for the…
S05E14

S05E14 : Shelley Craft's Challenge (aired on 04/30/2012)

There's gold fever at the block as challenge master Shelley Craft takes the teams out of the city…
S05E15

S05E15 : Two-Room Week Continues (aired on 05/01/2012)

The teams risk it all in the goldfields in an effort to try to double their winnings - or lose the…
S05E16

S05E16 : Scotty's Workshop Challenge (aired on 05/02/2012)

Host Scott Cam springs another challenge, and this time there's an all-important bonus point up for…
S05E17

S05E17 : Scott & Shelley walk around The Block (aired on 05/03/2012)

All four couples are desperately trying to keep their renovations on track for this week's room…
S05E18

S05E18 : The Block Unlocked (aired on 05/04/2012)

Take an in-depth look back at the first week's room deliveries as the judges explain their…
S05E19

S05E19 : Room Reveal (aired on 05/06/2012)

With $10,000 on the line, the four couples rush to complete their room delivery of the main…
S05E20

S05E20 : Shelley Craft's Challenge (aired on 05/07/2012)

After delivering two whole rooms for the judges, the couples face an even tougher task: challenge…
S05E21

S05E21 : Guest / Powder Room Renovations Continue (aired on 05/08/2012)

Site Foreman Keith has some bad news for one team as they try to redesign their powder room under…
S05E22

S05E22 : Scotty's Challenge feat Shaynna Blaze (aired on 05/09/2012)

The teams are called into Scotty's workshop for a crash course in upholstery, which turns out to be…
S05E23

S05E23 : Renovations and Paint Ball (aired on 05/10/2012)

The race is on to finish another two rooms but a sudden game of paint ball puts a halt on…
S05E24

S05E24 : The Block Unlocked (aired on 05/11/2012)

Judges Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze and John McGrath review the master bedrooms and ensuites, and…
S05E25

S05E25 : Room Reveal (aired on 05/13/2012)

The teams are racing to complete their second two-room week and deliver their guest bedrooms and…
S05E26

S05E26 : Challenge (aired on 05/14/2012)

Challenge Master Shelley Craft goes green with a pedal-powered challenge: Each couple must generate…
S05E27

S05E27 : Renovations Continue (aired on 05/15/2012)

It's bathroom week and everyone is having issues with their renovations. Dan and Dani have spent…
S05E28

S05E28 : Scotty's Workshop Challenge (aired on 05/16/2012)

Host Scott Cam has set the couples a mind-bending challenge when he presents them with the world's…
S05E29

S05E29 : Scott & Shelly walk around The Block (aired on 05/17/2012)

The issue of noise restrictions is a hot topic, and now Dan is upset at Dale about breaking the…
S05E30

S05E30 : The Block Unlocked (aired on 05/18/2012)

The Block's judges - Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze and John McGrath - review their decision about…
S05E31

S05E31 : Room Reveal (aired on 05/20/2012)

Host Scott Cam calls tools down on the teams as they complete their main bathroom and laundry in…
S05E32

S05E32 : Challenge (aired on 05/21/2012)

Challenge master Shelley Craft takes the teams to Daylesford in country Victoria, where they will…
S05E33

S05E33 : Renovations Continue (aired on 05/22/2012)

In their race to complete a bedroom and their hallways, some teams try to cut corners, which puts…
S05E34

S05E34 : Scotty's Workshop Challenge (aired on 05/23/2012)

Host Scott Cam brings in some very tough clients and judges as the teams are set the task of…
S05E35

S05E35 : Scott & Shelly walk around The Block (aired on 05/24/2012)

The teams have finally reached the halfway mark in their renovations and reflect on the last 50…
S05E36

S05E36 : The Block Unlocked (aired on 05/25/2012)

The judges - Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze and John McGrath - review their decision about the…
S05E37

S05E37 : Room Reveal (aired on 05/27/2012)

The teams are working all-nighters again in their efforts to complete their guest rooms and…
S05E38

S05E38 : Challenge (aired on 05/28/2012)

The teams are blessed by local priest Father Bob before setting out on a challenge set by Shelley…
S05E39

S05E39 : Renovations Continue (aired on 05/29/2012)

The teams are trying to protect their city views during the renovations of their rooftop terraces,…
S05E40

S05E40 : Scotty's Workshop Challenge (aired on 05/30/2012)

Host Scott Cam presents the couples with the toughest challenge they have faced: The winner will be…
S05E41

S05E41 : Scott & Shelly walk around The Block (aired on 05/31/2012)

The teams are juggling budget problems with the needs of getting trades and materials in order to…
S05E42

S05E42 : The Block Unlocked (aired on 06/01/2012)

The Block's judges - Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze and John McGrath - review their decision about…
S05E43

S05E43 : Room Reveal (aired on 06/03/2012)

With just four hours to go until room reveal, all four teams are rushing to complete their rooftop…
S05E44

S05E44 : Shelley Craft's Challenge (aired on 06/04/2012)

Challenge master Shelley Craft wakes the couples at 4am for this challenge, which kicks off at…
S05E45

S05E45 : Renovations Continue (aired on 06/05/2012)

One team has a very difficult decision to make as they can double their winnings by reaching into…
S05E46

S05E46 : Scotty's Workshop Challenge (aired on 06/06/2012)

Scott Cam welcomes game-show host Ed Phillips to the workshop to kick off a big money guessing…
S05E47

S05E47 : Scott & Shelly walk around The Block (aired on 06/07/2012)

A team member is rushed to hospital with an illness, which leaves his partner at home to fend for…
S05E48

S05E48 : The Block Unlocked (aired on 06/08/2012)

The judges - Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze, and John McGrath - review their decision about the…
S05E49

S05E49 : Room Reveal (aired on 06/10/2012)

After three days in hospital, Dale finally returns to the block, just in time to help Sophie finish…
S05E50

S05E50 : Shelley Craft's Challenge (aired on 06/11/2012)

All four teams make a start on their kitchens. Challenge master Shelley Craft welcomes some…
S05E51

S05E51 : Renovations Continue (aired on 06/12/2012)

With kitchens and an extra room to complete, all four teams are under the pump to deliver this…
S05E52

S05E52 : Scotty's Workshop Challenge (aired on 06/13/2012)

Scott Cam sets the teams a workshop challenge to create a dining table from scratch and then turns…
S05E53

S05E53 : Scott & Shelly walk around The Block (aired on 06/14/2012)

The public get to vote for the winner of yesterday's massive challenge and everybody hopes for a…
S05E54

S05E54 : The Block Unlocked (aired on 06/15/2012)

The Block's judges, Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze and John McGrath review their decision about the…
S05E55

S05E55 : Room Reveal (aired on 06/17/2012)

With a double-room week and a prize of $10,000 up for grabs, the four teams are in a race to…
S05E56

S05E56 : Shelley Craft's Challenge (aired on 06/18/2012)

Lara hits rock bottom when she and Brad run out of money, but Shelley comes to the rescue with a…
S05E57

S05E57 : Renovations Continue (aired on 06/19/2012)

Brad and Lara believe foreman Keith has it in for them when he asks for changes to their outdoor…
S05E58

S05E58 : Scotty's Workshop Challenge (aired on 06/20/2012)

Scott Cam and Shelley Craft take the contestants out for a sports-day challenge. Each couple will…
S05E59

S05E59 : Scott & Shelly walk around The Block (aired on 06/21/2012)

The teams are back at the block and hard at work on their exteriors. Once the fences go up between…
S05E60

S05E60 : The Block Unlocked (aired on 06/22/2012)

Judges Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze, and John McGrath review their decision about the teams'…
S05E61

S05E61 : Room Reveal (aired on 06/24/2012)

After 10 weeks of renovating, the teams are now racing to complete their most challenging room…
S05E62

S05E62 : Challenge Week Commences (aired on 06/25/2012)

The couples are packing up to move out of the block, but host Scott Cam surprises them with a…
S05E63

S05E63 : Challenge Week Renovations Continue (aired on 06/26/2012)

Day two of the final challenge, and the scale of the project ahead of them is proving daunting for…
S05E64

S05E64 : Scott and Shelley walk around The Challenge House (aired on 06/27/2012)

After three long days of renovating, the teams are battling with each other to deliver the best…
S05E65

S05E65 : Challenge House Room Reveal (aired on 06/28/2012)

In the race to the finish line, all four teams are desperate to get an edge over the competition…
S05E66

S05E66 : The Block Unlocked (aired on 06/29/2012)

In this final episode of Unlocked the teams reflect on their renovations and prepare for their open…
S05E67

S05E67 : The Block Auctions Grand Finale (aired on 07/01/2012)

All four houses go up for public auction. Each team will keep the profit they make over reserve and…