Whilst it may be the first time the franchise is heading to Victoria, it's not the first time the show has changed its age restrictions - before Matty J's season of The Bachelor in 2017, producers had a cut-off age of 35.
The Australian franchise of the global series may be following in the footsteps of their American counterparts, who have hinted towards a new expansion to the franchise.
US Bachelor is rumoured to be looking for seniors to join their new series, which is rumoured to be called The Golden Bachelor.
In 2020 the American ABC posted a casting call that read; "Now casting seniors looking for love," however the pandemic put a halt on any further news.
"Some of the casting interviews we got, they were just so touching," explained Rob Mills, the ABC’s top unscripted executive in an interview with Variety.
"It’s such a different way of doing The Bachelor because these people are just at a totally different place in their lives."
"There is an interesting thing about people who have hit the other end of the spectrum, who’ve lived their lives, they’ve raised their kids, some have been widowed or divorced and maybe some have never been in love. We thought that would be an interesting dynamic through the Bachelor prism."
Although there's no word yet on what the next season of the Aussie Bachelor will be about and if they are indeed focusing on an older demographic, we can at least confirm that the show will be returning.
If you're interested in applying for a shot at finding love on our TV screens, you can apply here.
But be warned, the process is quite extensive; and requires you to provide an in-depth look at your relationship history, employment, social media, what you are looking for in a partner and a whole lot more.... but it's a small price to pay in the search for love!