Suzie joined the Nine Network in 1998 as a presenter for the Our House series. Suzie was chosen to host Changing Rooms, Australias first lifestyle programs of its genre. The move was groundbreaking and put Suzie in the unique position of hosting two primetime shows on air at the same time and also being the first woman on Australian television to host a renovating program.
As Changing Rooms strongly climbed the ratings ladder, Suzie left Our House in 1999 to concentrate all her efforts on continuing to build the show as one of the outstanding programs on the Nine Network schedule. The show went from strength to strength, in a large part thanks to Suzies strong personal knowledge for home renovations, warmth and a genuine empathy for the shows participants.
Here she was doing 3 shows at once and still doing Changing Rooms again diversified by hosting Changing Rooms Special Operations and by once more taking on the dual primetime-hosting role with Guess Whos Coming to Dinner. After 8 years of consistently high ratings, Suzie left Changing Rooms with the desire to work in Melbourne and a need for a change.
Suzie then hosted Body Work for the Nine Network, another successful show winning its time slot weekly. Later Suzie hosted a special called Mothers In War, again for channel 9 and also appeared with Working Dog on Thank God Youre Here.
During this time Suzie worked on radio for 3AW on a weekly show called Lunch With Suzie Wilks.
Suzie has been the face for iconic Australian brands such as Holden, Cadbury and Australand Property Group and has launched her own range of carpets (The Suzie Wilks Collection). Suzie has been the face of Rosken Skin Care and is an active voice against animal experimentation for the Australian Association for Humane Research (AAHR) and the RSPCA. She is also a qualified dog trainer which took Suzie to the US to shoot a DVD with Bash Dibra (US celebrity dog trainer ). Suzie has had a successful and versatile role in the media successfully and consistently working from 1997 hosting a total of 6 high rating prime time television shows.
In a recent poll conducted by Australias premier health and fitness magazine for women, Womens Fitness and Health, Suzie beat Jennifer Aniston and Mischa Barton and an extensive list of well known international and local celebrities to grace the monthly titles front cover. Of the 1200 women who were surveyed, 985 readers voted Suzie Wilks as their number one preference for the magazines cover. It was a new direction for the magazine, which usually feature only international celebrities on its cover.