Australia's Next Top Model is an Australian reality television series based on the American series of the same name, which was created and co-produced by Tyra Banks.
The series, which first premiered on January 11, 2005, is produced by Granada Productions and broadcast on the Australian subscription television channel FOX8. The basic premise of the series features a group of young female contestants who live together in a house for several weeks whilst taking part in various challenges, photo shoots and meetings with members of the modelling industry. Normally, one poor-performing contestant is eliminated each week until the last contestant remaining is declared "Australia's Next Top Model" and receives a modelling contract along with other associated prizes. Australia's Next Top Model has been an outstanding success with audiences and is the highest rating non-sporting related program or event on subscription television in Australia. Originally hosted by Erika Heynatz for the first two cycles, Jodhi Meares fronted cycles three and four, before Sarah Murdoch took over duties, starting for cycle five, which premiered on April 28, 2009.