This Is Big Brother: The Rules Every Housemate Must Follow at All Times
Big Brother Australia has kicked off for 2021 and it’s safe to say this season full of twists and turns is about to be the biggest yet.
This year, the Big Brother house has had a full-blown makeover and the custom-built house — which is located at Sydney’s North Head — has additional secret rooms and a new challenge arena, the yard.
Of course, this is Big Brother house and there are rules the new crop of houseguests must abide by.
We’ve compiled a list of new and old rules so you can follow along.
Rule #1: Housemates are not allowed to sleep during the day
Big Brother controls when the bedroom lights are switched on and off.
Rule #2: Housemates are provided with basic rations only
Housemates are given plain flour, milk, olive oil, butter, potatoes and yoghurt, equating to approximately $8.00 and 1,300 calories per person, per day with rations across the season including more than 300 cans of chickpeas and cannellini beans, 250 cans of tuna, 1,000 eggs and 14kg of oats!
Housemates must successfully complete Big Brother’s House Tasks to earn shopping money for “luxury” grocery items and other food rewards.
Rule #3: You must sleep in your own bed
Last year, Housemates were told to sleep in their own beds with fan-favourite Angela Clancy telling The Daily Mail at the time: “We weren’t allowed to sleep together, apart from the sneaky here and there of Sophie [Budack] and Chad [Hurst]’.
“But they didn’t sleep together, they were actually not allowed to sleep a whole night.”
Rule #4: Housemates must sleep in their clothes
According to Clancy, housemates were never allowed to go to bed naked, out of respect to one another.
Rule #5: Housemates can enter the house with one suitcase only
Everything else was allocated by Big Brother.
Rule #6: Housemates only get 60 minutes of hot water per 24 hours
Imagine sharing 60 minutes between 20 housemates!
Rule #7: There are no hairdryers allowed
Housemates were not permitted to bring hairdryers in the house, however, they were allowed to have hair straighteners and electric shavers.
Rule #8: Housemates are responsible for their own washing, cleaning and recycling
There are no cleaning services (or mums) to do this for you in the Big Brother house!
Other Rules According to the Universal Big Brother Handbook
According to Big Brother fandom, there are some pretty strict rules when it comes to the show.
☆ Housemates can have no contact with the outside world.
☆ All housemates must wear microphone lapels at all times, except when swimming or sleeping.
☆ Conversations in the Diary Room should always stay confidential. No one should ever share such conversations with other houseguests unless told to do so.
☆ Whispering inside the house is strictly prohibited. (Whispering is defined as talking too softly for a microphone to detect)
☆ Housemates should never intimidate, threaten or act violently towards any other housemate.
☆ Tasks are compulsory, but housemates may be permitted to refrain from participating where health or other reasons are accepted by Big Brother.
☆ Covering or tampering microphones or cameras, writing secret messages, talking under hidden places (such as bedding, tables and beds) are strictly prohibited.
☆ Production has the sole discretion over what to broadcast and what not to broadcast.
☆ The following items are forbidden inside the house:
— Drugs and narcotics
— Money or credit cards
— Mobile phones
— TVs, Computers, or Gaming Devices
— Books, aside from official religious texts
— Pens, paper, writing pads or any similar writing implements (unless provided by Big Brother)
— Any item requiring electrical or battery power
— Music players
So far, we haven’t seen anyone smuggle anything into the house — well, besides Clancy using her bra to keep her own personal stock of English Breakfast Tea…
Big Brother Australia 2021 continues on Channel 7 Sunday to Tuesday at 7.30 pm.