I reside in WA and I have had a Skype as well.
Going by last years process they will not contact anyone until they have finalised their short list .
That is about two weeks after they have finished their audition process.
An associate of mine has a cousin who worked on the casting team last year...
Split into two teams and lined up dominoes to knock down a house of cards
Playoa game Truth or bullshit
They took something off ur app and told the group a certain thing u did or didn’t do and others had to say if it was truth or bullshit
Threw a ball to someone and asked them a question then...
Yes last year they did initial call
Then invited to lives
Pass the first day then second day was a one on one with producers
Was a bit crap the first day waiting around most of the time
Second day was a 40 min one on one with producers wasted my time and theirs .
This year it’s been