The competition, celebrating its 22nd year, sees readers of Australian women's magazine Cleo along with a panel of celebrity judges vote for their favourite bachelor from a field of 50 candidates, with the winner taking home a cash prize of AU$10,000 (£4,890)
Whitehead, 28, said that it was "wonderful" to win and he is now hoping to find a nice "outdoorsy" girl with "good moral values".
"One of my brothers is about to have a kid and the other had a kid the other day," Whitehead said. "I'm a little off kids yet, but I'd love to find love."
Speaking of his win, Cleo editor-in-chief Sarah Oakes said: "He is that perfect combination of good looks, charm, charisma and the kind of guy you'd be really happy to take home and introduce to your mum."
Last month, it was announced that Whitehead had joined the cast of Home and Away as troubled rock star Liam Murphy.