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- Grand Final S9E63 rated 9.3
- Grand Finale S15E50 rated 8.7
- Masterclass 13 S5E64 rated 8.5
- Grand Final Part 2 S7E62 rated 8.4
- Grand Finale (Part 2) S13E61 rated 8.4
- MasterChef 2014 Finale S6E60 rated 8.4
- 2022 GRAND FINAL S14E62 rated 8.4
- Finals Week - Final 4 - Service Challenge S14E57 rated 8.4
- Pressure Test S6E58 rated 8.4
- Immunity Challenge S4E33 rated 8.4
- A Blow for Brent S1E16 rated 6.8
- Masterclass 3 S2E17 rated 6.8
- English and French Team Challenge S3E58 rated 6.8
- And Then There Were Two S1E70 rated 6.8
- The First Cut S1E10 rated 6.8
- Name That Herg Elimination S2E22 rated 6.9
- Masterclass 10 S2E59 rated 6.9
- Masterclass 7 S2E41 rated 6.9
- The Basics Elimination S3E59 rated 7.0
- Masterclass 5 S2E29 rated 7.0
The first episode of MasterChef Australia aired on April 27, 2009.
The last episode of MasterChef Australia aired on July 16, 2023.
There are 981 episodes of MasterChef Australia.
There are 15 seasons of MasterChef Australia.
MasterChef Australia is set to return for future episodes.
Best Episodes of MasterChef Australia
24th Jul 2017
Who will be crowned the winner of 2017? The finalists are competing for a $250,000 cash prize and a column in Australia's leading premium food magazine, Delicious.
16th Jul 2023
It's the Grand Finale, and whichever cook scores the most points across two rounds will lift the trophy aloft, claiming $250,000 in prize money and the title of MasterChef Australia winner, 2023!?
29th Aug 2013
All of the contestants from this year's competition return to take part in the last Masterclass of the season. The tables are turned though as they set a mystery box challenge for George and Gary.
Grand Final Part 2
27th Jul 2015
Tune in as the winner of MasterChef Australia 2015 will be crowned. The finalists are competing for a $250,000 prize, a monthly column in Australia's leading premium food magazine 'Delicious' + more!
Grand Finale (Part 2)
13th Jul 2021
It’s day two of the epic MasterChef Australia Grand Finale for 2021 and the contestant who scores the most points overall will win the title of MasterChef 2021 and walk away with $250,000.
MasterChef 2014 Finale
28th Jul 2014
The massive finale will be played out in a culinary duel over three rounds with the chance to win $250,000 and prizes to change their lives forever. Who will be Australia's MasterChef for 2014?
2022 GRAND FINAL
12th Jul 2022
Welcome to the Grand Final! Our two gifted finalists enter the kitchen for the last time and they'll have to impress Heston Blumenthal and our judges to win the title of MasterChef 2022 and $250,000.
Finals Week - Final 4 - Service Challenge
5th Jul 2022
With one contestant holding immunity, the remaining four face elimination as they visit Tasmania's Lawrenny Distillery, where they must choose a spirit to showcase in a four-course service challenge.
24th Jul 2014
Three contestants must cook off in an elimination pressure test with one leaving forever. Also, the contestants sit the final MasterClass, joined by special guest chefs Curtis Stone and Kylie Kwong.
12th Jun 2012
MasterChef welcomes iconic chef and culinary legend Jamie Oliver to the kitchen.
Immunity Week Day 4: Butter Invention Test
24th Jul 2013
With just four pairs left vying for an elimination pin and in an invention test each couple has to create a sweet and a savoury dish.
22nd Aug 2013
Annie Smithers and John Reid are with the top five contestants & the judges, to create some great regional country produce.
Heston Blumenthal Week Day 3: Medieval Knights Feast
6th Aug 2013
The teams have two and a half hours to create a Heston-esque medieval feast for ten noble knights and the judges.
7th Jul 2022
It's time for some fun in MasterClass. The tables are turned as Jock and Andy go head-to-head in a pub meal invention test, before engaging in a three-course menu battle against our four finalists.
20th Jul 2020
After a long culinary journey the two finalists are competing for a $250,000 cash prize and the title of MasterChef Australia 2020.
14th May 2010
The judges serve up duck two ways and invite guest chef Kumar Mahadevan to cook a spicy prawn curry. Justin North also helps the contestants make crackling pork.
MasterChef 2014 Semi Final
27th Jul 2014
The stakes are high as the three remaining contestants fight for a place in the finale. Will your favourite amateur cook make it through to the final two?
11th Jul 2021
Contestants compete in a semifinal service challenge. The contestant with the least impressive menu will leave the competition. Finalists are joined by returning contestants for the final MasterClass.
World Food Week Day 4: Qantas World Map of Food
14th Aug 2013
The contestants find themselves standing in front of the Qantas World Map of Food. They then have to create dishes from various regions of the world.
Finals Week - Day 6 - Final Masterclass
23rd Jul 2010
Callum and Adam each spent time with a chef, from the markets to service, with Justin North and Peter Kuruvita. The top 24 contestants returned to the MasterChef kitchen for the last MasterClass. Alvin showed how to make his Drunken Chicken with Bruised Cucumber Salad and Fiona demonstrated her Chocolate Ganache Tart with Lavender Cream and Fresh Raspberries. Gary and George then felt the pressure in their own mystery box challenge.
MasterChef 2016 Grand Finale
26th Jul 2016
Grand Finale. Who will be crowned the winner of MasterChef Australia 2016? The finalists are competing for a $250,000 cash prize & a column in Australia's leading premium food magazine, Delicious.
Movie Food Immunity
9th Jun 2022
You have a ticket to the silver screen for a movie food immunity challenge. After a popcorn taste test, the remaining competitors must create a blockbuster flavour choc-top that will thrill filmgoers.
Dreams Week Day 2: Elimination Challenge
19th Aug 2013
Those facing elimination need to create cook a plate of food that demonstrates their food dream.
Heston Blumenthal Week Day 2: Cook Against Heston Immunity
5th Aug 2013
The three winning contestants are given just 90 minutes to cook either an entrée, main or dessert while Heston has to cook all three courses in the same time. There is a twist in the challenge though.
Heston Blumenthal Week Day 1: Royal Jubilee Trifle
4th Aug 2013
The judges are joined by Heston Blumenthal and the contestants have two hours to recreate Heston’s royal jubilee trifle as they battle it out to win immunity.
Tea for 100 Team Challenge
6th Jun 2012
The contestants are divided into two teams, and are challenged to create, make and bake an afternoon tea for 100 guests. It must include four dishes - a scone, a pastry, and two of their choice.
Love Week Day 4: Breakfast Elimination
31st Jul 2013
The five contestants facing elimination this weekhave to create their own breakfast dish and then serve it in just an hour to 100 hungry customers.
11th Jun 2012
Greek salad is not as simple as it seems, particularly when it's been created by George! The three contestants in tonight's elimination challenge have three and a half hours to cook.
Grand Finale (Part 1)
12th Jul 2021
It’s here, the MasterChef Australia Grand Finale for 2021. Our three finalists face an incredible three round challenge over two days with a total of 140 points up for grabs.
8th Aug 2013
Heston offers a masterclass on how to create perfect scrambled eggs. He also creates a roasted leg of lamb with anchovies and rosemary and demonstrates how to carve for maximum flavour.
World Food Week Day 2: Palms Hotel Elimination
12th Aug 2013
The 6 losing contestants from yesterday’s challenge are put in charge of the Ossiano kitchen at The Palms Hotel Atlantis, where they have to create dinner for 50 VIP Atlantis guests as well as Ossiano Vice President, Mark Patten.
Love Week Day 2: Chocolate Elimination
29th Jul 2013
The ingredient in this week's pressure test is chocolate. The bottom three from yesterday's challenge have to recreate Kirsten Tibballs’ louros cake.
Masterchef Australia 2011 Winner Revealed
7th Aug 2011
Kate is declared the winner, scoring a total of 87 points over Michael's 82. Kate wins $100,000 in cash, a culinary scholarship and a cookbook deal with Random House. Runner-up Michael is offered a culinary apprenticeship by judge Gary Mehigan at his restaurant, Fenix.
24 Hour Cooking Challenge
13th Jun 2012
Tonight the contestants head to the Shangri La Hotel for a mammoth 24 hour cooking challenge that will push them to their limits. Divided into two teams, they must work shifts to cover all meals.
24th May 2012
Yesterday's losing 11 contestants compete in tonight's elimination challenge. It's a taste test and cook off so this challenge is tough! After a hard fought fight one contestant is sent home.
World Food Week Day 3: Mexico or China
13th Aug 2013
The contestants are split into two teams and have to create a lunchtime menu for city based office workers in Melbourne composed of dishes from either Mexico or China.
25th Jul 2012
It all comes down to this. The MasterChef finale. The final three are hoping they have saved their best for last, as they step into the MasterChef kitchen for the last time.
The Grand Finale
19th Jul 2009
Finale Night - Poh and Julie competed against each other in three rounds consisting of a Taste Test, an Invention Test and a Pressure Test. Points would be earned for each test, with the winner decided based on the final tally after the three tests.
Mystery and Invention
10th Jun 2012
After a fun filled week in Tasmania, tonight the contestants head back to the MasterChef kitchen for a classic Mystery Box and Invention Test challenge.
16th Jun 2022
The cooks with the four top dishes this week have won immunity from Sunday's elimination. Now they battle it out to win the final immunity pin, but only if they can ace the infamous Time Auction!
Luke Nguyen - Pressure Test
13th Jun 2023
One contender will be shafted as a saucy twist with a standout ingredient ensures stiff competition between the bottom three, who must replicate iconic chef Luke Nguyen's zesty pho without a recipe.
London Week Day 2: Heston Pressure Test
21st Jun 2010
Contestants competed in pairs to recreate Heston Blumenthal's elaborate signature dishes. Heston praised the contestants' attempts at dishes he'd taken years to perfect with Alvin and Marion's recreation of "Sound of the Sea" deemed the most impressive.
Society (Service & Elimination Challenge)
5th Jul 2021
The judges welcome the contestants to Martin Benn's opulent new Melbourne restaurant, Society. The pressure is on as they discover today's service challenge is also an elimination.
Second Chance Week (Pressure Test)
1st Jun 2021
Renowned pastry chef Anthony Hart reveals his pressure test dish: chocolate oasis. The contestants have 2 hours and 15 minutes, plus a further eight minutes to plate up Anthony's creation.
Love Week Day 1: Mystery Box Challenge
28th Jul 2013
Love week gets underway and starts with a mystery box challenge. The remaining hopefuls get to fill their own boxes with ingredients of their choice but there is a twist!
The Press Club Team Challenge
26th May 2010
The two teams were faced with their toughest challenge yet: to take over the running of George Calombaris' own restaurant The Press Club on its relaunch, serving a variety of Australian food royalty and celebrities. Each team struggled early with the stresses of running a restaurant.
Finalists (Advantage Challenge)
7th Jul 2021
The finalists enter the MasterChef kitchen to discover the day's advantage challenge, which will see the winner cooking in the Finale.
Louis Tikaram Blind Relay - Service Challenge
7th Jun 2023
Louis Tikaram and his Stanley Restaurant team sprint to the kitchen for a blind relay against three MasterChef contestants. With no handovers and zero communication... who will be the runaway winners?
Immunity Week Day 3: Black Forest Ice-Cream Cake Relay
23rd Jul 2013
The remaining pairs in the immunity challenge have to recreate Nick Palumbo’s black forest ice-cream cake, in a relay style event.
Finals Week Day 3: The Atlantic Service Challenge
27th Aug 2013
The four hopefuls left in the running arrive at Donovan Cooke’s restaurant, The Atlantic. Each of them have to create a two course meal chosen by Donovan for some VIP Atlantic customers.
15th Aug 2013
The two lucky contestants who won Sunday night’s challenge are flown first class to Paris where Matt Preston shows them some of his favourite places to eat.
Fast Food Week Day 4: Elmination Challenge
17th Jul 2013
Daniel Wilson offers his 'perfect hotdog'. The contestants facing elimination have to recreate the hotdog and David will join the judges to decide who will be eliminated.
4th Jul 2013
In tonight’s MasterClass, Brendan Pratt cooks slow roasted lamb shoulder with croquettes.
Immunity Week Day 1: Skills Test and Yin & Yang Challenge
21st Jul 2013
Only 10 hopefuls remain in the running and with an immunity pin up for grabs, the tension in the kitchen is running high.
Ordinary or Extraordinary Elimination Challenge
14th Jul 2020
In this elimination challenge, contestants must choose to use either ingredients from an ordinary pantry or an extraordinary pantry.
31st Jul 2018
It’s the grand finale of 2018 and our top 24 has been whittled down to two home cooks battling it out in one final day in the kitchen.
13th Jun 2013
The Barossa Boot Camp comes to an end with a MasterClass featuring great local produce and two of its favourite residents, Maggie Beer and William Wood.
Heston Blumenthal Week Day 4: Elimination Challenge
7th Aug 2013
The contestants from the losing team battle it out in today’s elimination challenge.
Immunity Week Day 2: Identical Dishes
22nd Jul 2013
The pairs in the immunity challenge are given free rein to create whatever they like but they must make two identical dishes
The Tables Are Turned
17th Jul 2009
Masterclass Reunion - The Top 20 contestants were reunited in the final Masterclass and revealed what they have been up to since leaving the show. Poh and Julie also challenged George and Gary to a Mystery Box Challenge.
3 Round Elimination Challenge
19th Jun 2022
Six contestants are cooking to survive in a challenge played out over three rounds, where they can only pick one ingredient to use: pumpkin, chicken or fish. What would you cook to stay in the game?
Sudden Death Elimination Challenge
17th Jul 2014
Four contestants face off in a sudden death elimination challenge? and then an incredible Masterclass from Heston.
Barossa Boot Camp Day 2: Maggie Beer Tag Team Race
10th Jun 2013
The second day at the Barossa Boot Camp sees the contestants at the farm of food legend Maggie Beer where each team has to create four Maggie Beer recipes.
Barossa Boot Camp Day 1: Break Down a Lamb
9th Jun 2013
The girls-versus-boys themed challenge continues and they find themselves in the picturesque Barossa Valley instead of the Masterchef kitchen.
Peter Gilmore Pressure Test
10th Jul 2022
Peter Gilmore has created some of the most famed and punishing pressure tests in the program's history. For a spot in the semifinals, contestants must simultaneously cook two of his most complex dishes.
1st Aug 2013
Kirsten Tibballs shows how to make an indulgent chocolate dessert perfect perfect for sharing. Gary creates a gorgeous dessert to tempt your loved one.
18th Jul 2013
Gary attempts to prove that fast food can be healthy as he creates Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls with peanut dipping sauce.
3rd Jul 2012
The winner of this week's Heston Mega Invention Test, gets the added reward of competing in an immunity challenge. Up against the winning contestant is a 1-hat chef Tomislav Martinovic.
SemiFinal - Three Becomes Two
19th Jul 2020
In the semifinal challenge, our top three contestants compete for a place in the Grand Final. At the end of this challenge, three become two.
Surprise Inside - Mystery Box Challenge
19th Jun 2023
A Mystery Box Challenge allows our top nine to turn the tables on Jock, Andy and Melissa. It's what's inside that counts as our home cooks try to surprise the judges.
Shock Rock Around The Clock - Immunity Challenge
8th Jun 2023
Who can knock Jock's socks off in a shock rock around the clock? Three cooks face the chopping block against Serai's flock. Time is docked for the best stock. Tick tock, tick tock, don't get crocked!
23rd Jun 2009
Celebrity Chef Challenge 8 - Tam Kin Pak
17th Jul 2012
The remaining eight contestants face the second elimination of the week, a situation only made sweeter with the news that celeb chef Kylie Kwong has entered the building.
Rapid Fire Pressure Test
14th Jun 2012
The losing team from last night's 24 hour cooking challenge return to the MasterChef kitchen for a 'rapid fire' pressure test.
Not So Sweet
8th Jun 2009
Pressure Test Elimination - Tom, Poh, Chris and Julie had to make Croquembouche.
11th May 2021
The least impressive team from the master team challenge must cook off in this pressure test.
18th Jun 2012
The pressure test challenges three contestants to cook a perfect quiche Lorraine. All three contestants are determined to stay in the competition so they are quick to get down to business!
Family Photo Mystery Box
27th May 2020
The contestants lift the lids of their mystery box to find a photo sent by their loved ones. The contestants have 60 minutes to create a dish inspired by the memory in their family photo.
21st Jul 2016
Masterclass. The final MasterClass of 2016 sees the return of the eliminated contestants. The shoe's on the other foot for George, Gary & Shannon who must cook a dish from ingredients from a special mystery box.
22nd Jun 2012
Gary and Matt Moran head up a MasterClass of French onion soup, roast chicken and yummy pork belly with noodles. Later we learn the art of baking classic cakes with chef Philippe Mouchel.
Immunity Challenge: Victor Liong
21st Jun 2016
The four contestants who impressed in the relay invention test cook for immunity. Does the winner of the first round have what it takes to out-cook guest chef Victor Liong from Lee Ho Fook?
5th Aug 2011
For the final Masterclass of the year both finalists enjoyed private tutorials with top chefs: Kate with Shaun Pressland and Michael with Martin Benn. Back in the Masterchef kitchen contestants from the Top 24 returned to watch the action as Gary cooked off against George, with their dishes judged by Michael and Kate. Matt Moran then paid a visit and cooked his version of rocky road against Michael and Billy.
Knockout Round Elimination
7th Jun 2012
The nine contestants cook for their MasterChef lives through a series of three knockout round challenges. A typical Pub lunch is on the menu - steak, onion rings and more.
Gabriel Gate - Immunity Challenge
1st Jun 2023
Great frypans of fire! It's an Immunity Pin fracas as a field of faves fan the flames in a flipping flambe free-for-all. Who will face fab French foodie Gabriel Gate in a fierce fight to the finish?
2nd Jul 2010
While the Red Team enjoyed their lunch at Bilson's, Aaron and Jimmy were required to "fix that dish", an unappetising coq au vin. George favoured Jimmy's finished dish but Gary preferred Aaron's.
Finals Week - Oyster Challenge
3rd Jul 2022
Finals Week sees our six finalists travel to Oyster Bay in Tasmania, where they will face a two-round oyster challenge. They'll need to be super creative to avoid being shucked out of the competition.
Elimination Challenge: Risotto
19th Jun 2014
Each contestant has one hour to cook a risotto, but to impress they must take this popular dish to another level. The contestant with the least impressive dish will leave the kitchen.
Show and Tell
26th Jun 2009
Masterclass 8 - Fried Rice, Hot Salami Pizza, Seared Scallops with Braised Pork Belly, Lemon and Date Scones
18th Jul 2012
A mini challenge designed to determine who will cook in the team challenge ahead, sees the contestants cook a French inspired dessert.
1st Sep 2013
The finalists battle it out to secure the $100,000 cash prize, an Alfa Romeo Giulietta, a cookbook deal with New Holland and access to Australia’s best kitchens.
The Perfect Chip
29th May 2009
Masterclass 4 - The perfect chip - Snapper in a Bag and Chunky Chips, Risotto with Pumpkin and Goat’s Cheese, Rib Eye Steak with Red Wine Sauce and Spinach
Double Elimination Challenge
5th Jul 2012
The losing team face elimination. But this is not just any elimination - five contestants must get ready for a double elimination. Only three will survive and become part of the Top 10.
Return Elimination Challenge 2
28th Jun 2010
Devon, Courtney, Philip, Jimmy, Jake and Peter competed in the final round for one of 3 spots back in the competition. They were faced with an Invention Test, with the freedom to choose from an extensive range of ingredients. In a twist, it was the Top 7 contestants who were unknowingly deciding their fate; judging the six dishes under the pretence of learning how to critique a dish. The seven plus Matt Preston were unanimous in their decision.
Service Brigade - Tonka (Immunity Challenge)
17th May 2021
Andy reveals that every challenge this week will be a service challenge and all 16 contestants are in with a chance at winning immunity from Sunday's elimination.
Service Challenge: Vue de Monde
23rd Jul 2014
With one contestant already through to the semi-final, the remaining three contestants compete in a service challenge at the three-hatted Vue de Monde restaurant in Melbourne.
Market Stall Competition
4th Jun 2012
The contestants arrive in Tasmania for a market stall competition, where they are divided into four teams. The teams must run their own take away market stall and create their own unique dish.
27th May 2009
The teams race to feed the hungry hordes.
Tame The Prickly Ingredient
23rd Jun 2022
This episode's challenge is to tame one of these very prickly ingredients: chestnuts, stinging nettle, prickly pear or sea urchin. The best dish will win its maker immunity from the week's elimination.
Recreate Signature Dish
24th Jul 2012
The final four MasterChef contestants each have 90 minutes to cook one of Australia's best chef's signature dishes, and only 15 minutes with their chef so they need to make the most of it.
NGV Greek - Service Challenge
21st Jun 2023
Greece is the word! The National Gallery of Victoria's Temple of Boom is the Herculean setting where food will be given the Midas touch in a big fat Greek Service Challenge odyssey with a twist. Opa!
Sweet Pressure Test
10th May 2012
Thirty three contestants compete in a Sweet Pressure Test created by superstar chef Shannon Bennett. With six more aprons up for grabs, his Peach Melba dessert is a challenge to say the least!
Freshness - Mystery Box Challenge
3rd Jul 2023
With an open garden, open pantry and an open mind, freshness will be front and centre as our top five let their imaginations run wild competing for a spot in the next Immunity Challenge.
Fairytale Immunity Challenge
28th May 2020
Contestants must create a dish inspired by one of seven classic fairytales. With an open pantry and garden, the contestant with the best dish and the strongest concept will win immunity.
Time Auction - Pressure Test
4th Jul 2023
A road trip to All Saints Estate in the Murray offers a high-stakes showdown with a classic Time Auction. A bidding war for ingredients is just the opening salvo in a battle for a shot at Immunity.
Peter Rabbit Garden - Pressure Test
20th Jun 2023
Chef Nelly Robinson presents Mr McGregor Garden - a whimsical dish that sends three home cooks down a tricky Pressure Test rabbit hole. For one unlucky contestant there will be no fairytale ending.
Finals Week Day 4: Culinary Dueling
28th Aug 2013
The hopefuls battle it out in a culinary duel over three different rounds. In eachround, they have just thirty minutes and an open pantry to try and come up with their winning dishes. At the end of the show there is another elimination.
Dreams Week Day 3: Josie Bones
20th Aug 2013
The final six contestants pay a visit to Josie Bones, a restaurant owned by Chris Badenoch, who was a former Masterchef contestant. They are split into teams and have to create three dishes to serve to Chris' customers with the worst team having to face the next elimination challenge.
Dreams Week Day 4: Darren's Raspberry Rhubarb Ginger Chocolate Dessert.
21st Aug 2013
The contestants facing elimination have to try and replicate Darren Purchase’s, raspberry rhubarb ginger chocolate dessert.
Aural Pleasure - Immunity Challenge
29th Jun 2023
Hear ye, hear ye! It's crunch time in a cracker of an Immunity Challenge. Judges are listening for the loudest, most rip-roaring dish that offers both aural pleasure and sizzling taste.
Service Challenge: Dinner by Heston
19th Jul 2017
The pressure is on as the top four contestants enter one of Melbourne's top restaurants, Dinner By Heston, for a service challenge. Who will be the first semifinalist?
Simpson's Gap (Elimination Challenge)
29th Jun 2021
The team arrive at Simpson's Gap and judges reveal the contestants must create a dish using a variety of foraged bush foods. The contestant with the least impressive dish will be sent home.
Pressure Test: White Heat
16th Jun 2014
Marco Pierre White sets the pressure test challenge from his iconic cookbook, White Heat. Emotions run high when one contestant is sent packing forever.
Team Challenge: Relay
20th May 2015
In today's challenge, the contestants are split into four teams, with each team cooking in a relay. All five members of the team with the least impressive dish will go into tomorrow's elimination.
Mystery Box Challenge & Invention Test: Quarter Final
24th Jul 2016
Grand Final Week. In today's Quarter Final mystery box challenge & invention test, contestants cook off for a place in the Semi Final using ingredients chosen by their loved ones.
Elimination Challenge & MasterClass 5
20th Jul 2017
Three contestants must create a dish worthy of a place in the semifinal. The final MasterClass of the season sees the tables turned on Gary, George and Shannon, who compete in a mystery box challenge. Later, Curtis Stone drops by to take part in an invention test relay.
Peter Gilmore - Elimination Challenge
11th Jul 2023
Bennelong Restaurant's Peter Gilmore demonstrates how to create an intricate and tasty seafood dish. With no recipe, contestants must use total recall to perfectly replicate the dish or be eliminated.
Kirsten Tibballs - Elimination Challenge
2nd Jul 2023
Consummate pastry chef and chocolatier Kirsten Tibballs is here to set a sweet Elimination Challenge over two rounds. Who will pud up some patisserie magic and who will dessert the kitchen?
Best Of The Best - Pressure Test
6th Jun 2023
Three more contestants battle the best of the best, dueling with Nick Holloway's Nu Nu crew in a mind-blowing three-course Pressure Test whipped up by Aru and Sunda Restaurant's gifted chef, Khahn Nguyen.
2022 Semi Final
11th Jul 2022
Shannon Bennett is back for the semifinal, running the pass and offering advice. Contestants must create a three-course menu worthy of a place in the Finale for 20 diners each plus the judges.
Finals Week - Truffle Immunity
4th Jul 2022
As their Tassie tour rolls on, the final five visit Deloraine for a truffle hunt. They'll then use the black diamonds they dug out of the ground to cook the most delicious dish worthy of immunity.
Hugh Allen Elimination Challenge
26th Jun 2022
Seven contestants cook to avoid elimination. Over two rounds, using ingredients selected by guest chef Hugh Allen, competitors must create dishes impressive enough to see them through to safety.
28th Jun 2021
Today we are in the spiritual heart of Australia, Uluru. Contestants must create a fine dining three-course meal under the stars at the stunning Field of Light installation for 25 diners plus judges.
Service Challenge: Semi Final
25th Jul 2016
Grand Final Week. The final three contestants vie for a place in the Grand Finale in tonight's service challenge. Each contestant must prepare a main and a dessert for 20 guests plus the three judges.
World Food Week Day 1: VIP Banquet
11th Aug 2013
The remaining eight contestants are flown to Dubai and split into four teams of two the contestants to face a challenge that sees them shop in the local Souk Markets and then create a banquet to 36 VIP's.
Heaven and Hell Week Day 1: Mystery Box
7th Jul 2013
This week's Mystery box challenge pushes the remaining 14 contestants to their limits.
Family Team Challenge
19th Jul 2012
Tonight's challenge is an emotional one as one family member for each contestant is brought in. The four contestants will have to cook the meal their loved ones have missed the most.
9th Jul 2012
Celebrate pizza and pasta with a super-sized challenge. The four best cooks from the previous challenge compete against each other for the chance to cook off for an Immunity Pin.
27th Jun 2012
It's time to get back to basics with a homely team cooking challenge. Separated into three teams, they are invited into a suburban home, where they must cook for two neighbours.
25th May 2012
It's a mega MasterClass tonight as Gary and Matt Moran teach the top 21 contestants about raw foods, herbs, and oils. Later Gary whips up a mushroom gnocchi and his 'Mum's Lamb Stew with Dumplings'.
20th Jun 2011
George's mum arrives in the Masterchef Kitchen to put the contestants through their paces. Mary Calombaris is a true Greek master. Her koupes, tzatziki and shamishi will be hard to replicate.
12th Jun 2011
Tonight the remaining contestants invite 24 very special Qantas guests into the MasterChef restaurant for an 8-course feast based on Neil Perry's first class menu.
Grand Final - Welcome Masterchef 2010
25th Jul 2010
Adam and Callum faced three rounds in the finale, worth 100 points in total. The first round involves basic skills tests. The second round is an invention test. The final round is a pressure test, cooking a Peter Gilmore dessert.
Army Base Team Challenge
7th Jul 2010
Teams were faced with preparing a hearty buffet lunch for 100 Australian soldiers. Starting at Holsworthy army base, contestants trekked to the field kitchen where they tackled creating a suitable menu. Teams came up with a few similar dishes and were forced to negotiate compromise in their menus. The Red Team struggled with their dessert, and Callum was chastised by the judges for his poor handling of the situation.
London Week Day 1: Invention Test
20th Jun 2010
"Afternoon Tea" theme. It was revealed to the contestants that this Invention Test would take place in London. After settling in at the Langham Hotel, the contestants first challenge for the week was to invent a pastry, drawing inspiration from one of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom. Callum won the challenge and was rewarded with a private MasterClass with Jamie Oliver as well as attending the announcement of the World's 50 Best Restaurants with Matt Preston. Jonathan was chosen by Callum to share the reward.
28th May 2010
Gary and George showed the contestants how to make the perfect pizza, while Gary also served up an English rice pudding, and George cooked up some chicken oysters with homous and fatoush.
Love is in the Air
28th Jun 2009
Invention Test 7 - Three course meal, 'Romance' theme
Mammoth Elimination Challenge
12th Jul 2020
In this mammoth elimination challenge, the contestants discover not only will they be cooking a four-course meal for the MasterChef judges, but for six of the hottest chefs in the country.
19th May 2015
The three best performers in the invention test are vying for immunity. Marco Pierre White sets them a 30 minute challenge with unlimited pantry access.
Service Challenge - (Immunity Challenge)
19th May 2021
For this challenge, two pantries are on offer: a European pantry and an Eastern pantry. By the toss of a coin, the team that win the toss get to choose their desired pantry.
Kate Reid Pastry
10th Jun 2021
Jock introduces Kate Reid, the mastermind behind Lune Croissanterie. Contestants must use Kate's world-class pastry and turn it into a dish that is not a croissant.
It's A Knockout
3rd Jun 2021
Four contestants are told they will have two-and-a-half hours to prepare a three-course menu. But the catch is that after each course is tasted, one contestant will be knocked out of the competition.
Marco Pierre White Elimination
5th Jun 2022
Contestants must create a dish using ingredients from culinary king Marco Pierre White's array of pantry items that he uses at home. The least impressive dish will ensure elimination for its maker.
23rd Jul 2019
It's been months of nail-biting challenges, but there can only be one winner to walk away with the life-changing title of Australia's MasterChef 2019
Kirsten Tibballs' Pressure Test
28th Jun 2022
For this pressure test, Chocolate Queen Kirsten Tibballs presents her intricate cherry on top dessert. The dish that least replicates Kirsten's delicious dessert will send its maker home.
Foraging - Service Challenge
28th Jun 2023
At the beautiful grounds of the O.MY Farm, contestants are split into 3 teams of 2. After foraging for one ingredient to hero in a dish, only THEN do they find out what course they’ll be cooking!
Fast Food Week Day 2: Auction Elimination
15th Jul 2013
The elimination challenge sees the contestants having to bid against each other for the items they want to cook with in an auction, and instead of money, they’ll bid with minutes.
2 Day Elimination - Elimination Challenge
28th May 2023
Slow and steady keeps their place! Facing elimination, contestants embark on a two-day challenge with 45 minutes to marinate, pickle, brine and more in an overnight cook to finish off the next day.
Love Week Day 3: 50 First Dates
30th Jul 2013
The top 10 are split into two teams and given the challenge of creating a main dish and a dessert for 25 couples.
No Rules Challenge
7th Jul 2020
Who will make the finals? With no set rules in place, the contestants must mutually decide the cook time to create a dish, sweet or savoury, that best proves to the judges they have come back to win.
French Pressure Test
13th May 2012
After a long week of hard fought challenges the remaining twelve contestants compete in a French Pressure test to claim the last remaining spots in the Top 24. But whose dish will earn them an apron?
Grand Final Part 1
26th Jul 2015
The stakes are high as the three remaining contestants fight it out for the two places in the finale. One contestant will cook their last dish in the MasterChef Australia kitchen.
The Perfect Steak Sauce
23rd Jul 2012
The five top contestants are greeted by Legendary British chef and MasterChef UK judge, John Torode, and a live cow. Torode announces that they must cook the perfect sauce to accompany the perfect steak.
Grand Finale - Part One
7th Aug 2011
Kate and Michael arrived at the MasterChef kitchen for the final time and were told the format of finale: it would be fought over three rounds, each scored, with a possible 100 points per finalist up for grabs. The first round was a Mystery Box Challenge over 45 minutes, with the finalists having to select and prepare something from each box before moving onto the next. Michael chose to make a steak and oyster pie, while Kate made pan-fried Balmain bugs and crab and rémoulade salad. Michael raced through the boxes, but Kate struggled with getting her crabmeat ready, eating into valuable time. Michael scored an 8 from George and 9 from Gary, and Kate a 7 and an 8, giving Michael the early advantage.
Semi Final with Peter Gilmore
22nd Jul 2019
This semifinal is a pressure test set by acclaimed Quay executive chef Peter Gilmore. The three contestants who do the most impressive job recreating the dish will earn their spot in the grand finale.
Elimination Challenge - Condiments & Masterclass 2 with Nigella
16th May 2019
The bottom team from the previous challenge are presented with an array of condiments they must identify correctly. The first five to guess incorrectly head into an elimination cook. Plus, a Masterclass with Nigella.
Nu Nu Ingredient ID (Elimination Challenge)
20th Jun 2021
Contestants must correctly identify ingredients in three dishes from Nick Holloway's Nu Nu menu. The five contestants who name the least amount of ingredients correctly will cook off in round two.
Secrets & Surprises with Jamie Oliver
7th May 2023
Expect the unexpected with a season of secrets and surprises. Judges Melissa Leong, Jock Zonfrillo and Andy Allen are joined by special guest Jamie Oliver.
Barossa Boot Camp Day 4: Double Elimination Challenge
12th Jun 2013
The boys versus girls Barossa Boot Camp reaches its conclusion and it is also the final day for two MasterChef contestants.
31st May 2016
With immunity up for grabs, contestants will work in pairs to create a savoury & sweet jaffle in 45 minutes. The winning pair will then need to out cook professional chefs to secure an immunity pin.
Last Chance For Immunity Challenge
6th Jul 2020
The race to finals week is on! The makers of the top three dishes from the mystery box challenge will battle it out for one last chance at winning immunity this season.
Vego (Elimination Challenge)
8th Jun 2021
The four contestants cooking in this elimination challenge discover they will be cooking a vegetarian dish, with all ingredients harvested fresh from Dairy Flat Farm in Daylesford.
25th Jul 2013
Matt goes back to basics as he creates a homemade tartare sauce. Gary uses some fresh local produce to create a dish for some local lifesavers.
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
8th Jul 2009
Matt Preston's Formal Dinner Challenge - The contestants had to cook for a dinner party hosted by Matt Preston for four leaders of the Australian food industry, Armando Percuoco, Margaret Fulton, Jacques Reymond and Cheong Liew. The five of them assessed the contestants' dishes, with the two worst performers being nominated for elimination
Fast-Track to Finals Week - Matt or Reynold?
17th Jul 2018
The winner of the mystery box and of the invention test will face off in round one, vying for the chance to cook off against a professional cook in round two to get fast tracked to Finals Week.
Elimination Challenge: Time Auction
5th Jun 2014
The losing team from the off-site challenge will compete in a time-auction elimination challenge and one contestant's dream will be over. Also, we end with a sweet Masterclass that's all about dessert.
Finals Week Day 2: Elimination Challenge
26th Aug 2013
The five contestants are matched with a chef that has a style and expertise to match their culinary ambitions in the latest elimination challenge.
Dreams Week Day 1: Service Challenge
18th Aug 2013
The seven remaining contestants begin to realise that their food dreams are a real possibility. The service challenge sees them having to create dinner for some very surprise guests.
Fast Food Week Day 3: Car Club Team Challenge
16th Jul 2013
The remaining contestants travel to Red Hill Estate on the Mornington Peninsula where they have to create club sandwiches for 50 car club fans.
John Dory - Mystery Box Challenge
12th Jun 2023
Contestants must push the boat out to hook the catch of the day as Australia's top chef Josh Niland reels them in with his unique skills, before setting a gnarly John Dory Mystery Box challenge.
21st Jun 2011
Guest chef, Vincent Gadan, is thrown a curve ball in the Immunity Challenge. A sweet treat whiz, will Vincent cope cooking a roast pork? Or will our MasterChef contestant win that illusive pin?
Hot Chillies! (Immunity Challenge)
27th May 2021
The contestants must cook a dish using some of the hottest chillies in the world. The dish that best highlights the heat and flavour of their chilli will win immunity.
Own Pressure Test
14th Jun 2022
Contestants have been asked to write their own Pressure Test overnight. Now, they must handle their own pressure and exceed the high bar they have set for themselves and bring their best dish yet.
Off-site Challenge: Abbotsford Convent Bakery
27th May 2015
In an off-site team challenge, the contestants will be taking over the bakery at Melbourne's iconic Abbotsford Convent.
Mornington Peninsula Farms
8th May 2012
The top 12 contestants from last night's Mystery Box are divided into pairs to forage for their own ingredients at various farms in Mornington Peninsula to cook a sweet or savoury dish.
Immunity Challenge: Nick Holloway
9th Jun 2015
The contestant cooking for immunity must face off against Nick Holloway, from Nu Nu Restaurant in Palm Cove, Queensland. Has the amateur cook got what it takes to out-perform one of the best...
The Journey Continues
6th May 2012
The personality is on the plate and the food is the star of the show. Network Ten's smash hit series MasterChef returns tonight and promises to excite, thrill and entertain like never before!
Taste Test Elimination Challenge
1st Jul 2010
While the Red Team enjoyed their lunch at Bilson's, Aaron and Jimmy were required to "fix that dish", an unappetising coq au vin. George favoured Jimmy's finished dish but Gary preferred Aaron's.
Seafood Platter Pressure Test
31st May 2010
Jake, Jimmy and Matthew faced off in the Pressure Test; to recreate a Rick Stein seafood platter worth $350.
24th Jun 2011
Mary is back. George's mother returns to the kitchen to serve up a special moussaka masterclass. Christine Mansfield also makes an appearance to demonstrate how to create her satay spice paste.
Creative Service Challenge
1st Jun 2022
Contestants become artists for a creative service challenge, and the judges expect three-course masterpieces as they take inspiration from a virtual forest at digital art gallery The LUME.
Mystery Appliance - Immunity Pin Challenge
25th May 2023
With an Immunity Pin at stake, whoever creates the best dish with a mystery appliance in round one will earn first pick of flavour pairings and a 15 minute head start against guest chef Sergio Perera.
The Union Jack Mystery Box
13th Jul 2020
The contestants discover the mystery box, covered in a Union Jack flag, has been set by guest chef Gordon Ramsay.
Celebrate Greens Elimination
29th May 2022
Competitors must identify a selection of leafy greens and herbs. The first six contestants to incorrectly name the produce must create their tastiest dish that celebrates greens to avoid elimination.
Service Challenge - Movida (Immunity Challenge)
18th May 2021
This challenge is all about the ingredients. Each team must feature the same ingredient in each course
1st Jul 2014
In the immunity challenge the contestant with the power apron will compete for a chance at immunity. But will the power apron help the contestant get one over the professional chef?
Back In The Kitchen Immunity Challenge
6th Jul 2022
Back in the MasterChef kitchen following their Tasmanian adventure, contestants learn that the winner of this two-round immunity challenge will be fast-tracked straight through to the semifinal.
11th Jul 2012
The ten contestants head to Parma where they cook off in a risotto challenge. Maestro Gualtiero Marchesi challenges the contestants to cook the 'Death Dish' - his very own saffron and gold leaf risotto.
25th Jul 2011
After months away from their loved ones, the remaining five contestants receive an emotional visit from their families.
Dalai Lama Challenge
17th Jul 2011
The Masterchef contestants must cook for the one and only Dalai Lama! His Holiness has only two requests' the food must be vegetarian and it must come from the heart.
6th Jul 2017
The losing team from the Yokocho street stall challenge must cook off to stay in the competition. Contestants must cook a dish that celebrates where they have come from and where they are going.
Ingredient Purchase Immunity Challenge
30th Jun 2022
Contestants purchase their ingredients, using time as their currency. The more ingredients they purchase, the less time on the clock. For an immunity taste, they have no time to waste.
23rd Jul 2017
The stakes are high as the three remaining contestants fight it out for the two places in the finale and the chance of winning the coveted prize.
Pop Up Restaurant Challenge
4th Jul 2012
The remaining amateur chefs get to live out what most professional chefs only dream of doing in their careers. The contestants need to create two pop up restaurants from scratch.
20th Jun 2012
Matt Preston reveals to the contestants that they will be catering for a Sri Lankan wedding! The Bride and Groom have invited 450 guests to their traditional Hindu wedding, which is purely vegetarian.
Game ID (Elimination Challenge)
30th May 2021
This elimination is played over two rounds. In the first round, contestants must identify the 14 game meats on display. The six contestants with the lowest scores will cook off in round two.
Elimination Challenge - Three-Course Meal for Four Top Chefs & MasterClass
29th Jul 2018
The elimination challenge will determine who will go into the semifinal. The bottom three contestants will fight it out for their place in the competition. Plus, a final MasterClass of the season.
Wild West Week Day 3: Stockmen Challenge
2nd Jul 2013
The contestants travel to Kylagh Station in York where they have to create lunch for 20 hungry stockmen and women on limited supplies.
Cook Book Challenge
31st Jul 2011
Writing their own cook book would be a dream come true for each of our final four? but how hard can it be? Tonight guest judge Curtis Stone sets an epic challenge for our contestants.
Top Ten Week Mystery Box
13th Jun 2022
Top 10 Week kicks off with one tough mystery box: it's the everything box, and all ingredients inside must be used. Plus, anyone who cooks a top dish this week will be safe from elimination.
No Piece of Cake
15th Jul 2009
Elimination Challenge 3 - The third elimination challenge emulated the pressure test challenge where the contestants had to make a several layered 'Chocolate Mousse' cake.
Immunity Challenge: Waffle Iron
16th May 2017
The three best performers from the invention test are now vying for a chance at immunity. Does the amateur cook have what it takes to out-cook the professional?
22nd May 2012
The lucky winner from the Invention Test returns to the kitchen tonight to face off against former head chef of Tetsuya restaurant, Darren Roberston.
Elimination Challenge & MasterClass 3
30th Jun 2016
Masterclass. The seven contestants who created the least impressive dishes during the pop-ups now face off to stay in the competition in the final Heston-inspired challenge. Plus, a special Heston Masterclass.
Heaven and Hell Week Day 3: Seven Deadly Sins Banquet
9th Jul 2013
The remaining hopefuls are divided into two teams, and they have to prepare a banquet for 70 diners using ingredients that represent the different Seven Deadly Sins.
Heaven and Hell Week Day 2: Elimination Challenge
8th Jul 2013
Four contestants face the elimination challenge and are joined Ian Curley. The two of them who create the two worst dishes then have to battle it out in round two and one of them will be eliminated from the competition.
Wild West Week Day 1: Catch of the Day
30th Jun 2013
The top 15 find themselves having to to on Wild West Week in Western Australia. They are in Fremantle where they are divided into two teams. They head offshore to catch their own dinner.
Darren Purchese (Pressure Test)
22nd Jun 2021
Contestants must cook a sweet pressure test recipe of their own design. Darren Purchese will be running the floor and mentoring the contestants and the judges will do a blind tasting of each dish.
Semi-Finals - Service Challenge
30th Jul 2018
It is the semifinal of 2018. Our top three contestants are told that they will be cooking for some very special guests.
Stick Shed - Service Challenge
6th Jul 2023
Our judges face their toughest decision yet in a service challenge at the incredible Stick Shed in Murtoa. Who will separate the wheat from the chaff in our grain event and be first into Finals Week?
Fiesta - Pressure Test
5th Jul 2023
We're at the pointy end in cactus country, and the most succulent Mexican dish will earn its maker a stab at Immunity. Needles to say, the winner will be dancing a salsa in this thorny alfresco fiesta.
Home Cooks vs Pro Cooks - Mystery Box Challenge
5th Jun 2023
It's home cooks versus pro cooks in a culinary smackdown. The gloves are off as three contenders go toe-to-toe with Jacqui Challinor and her Nomad Restaurant warriors. Who will deliver the knockout blow?
Duel Challenge Over Three Rounds
22nd Jul 2014
The top four contestants must cook off in a duel challenge over three rounds. There's a great deal at stake as the winner of the third round will secure a place in the semi-final.
Breakfast Cereals - Mystery Box Challenge
29th May 2023
Contestants try to bowl the judges over by elevating humble breakfast cereals into nostalgic classics. Who will cry over spilt milk with a Pressure Test awaiting the worst cereal offenders tomorrow?
The Jaffle Elimination - 1st Elimination
24th Apr 2022
It's the first elimination of the year. The makers of the best jaffle in round one will be safe, but the chef with the least-satisfying dish that changed their life in round two will go home.
Immunity Challenge - 3 vs 3
29th May 2018
Our mystery box winner and the top two dishes from the invention test will have the chance to cook for immunity with Gordon Ramsay as their mentor.
Pressure Test: Shaun Quade's Pearl on the Ocean Floor
17th Jul 2017
The bottom three contestants from the invention test now cook off in a pressure test to avoid elimination. Who will be the next to leave the competition?
15 Minute Dish & Keeping Up With Jamie
8th May 2023
Jamie Oliver is back for another day in the MasterChef Australia kitchen! Contestants must bring their A-game if they want to secure one of two spots in the first Immunity challenge of the season.
Immunity Challenge - Alanna Sapwell
22nd May 2018
The winning contestant from the mystery box challenge joins the top three contestants from the invention test in this episode's two round immunity challenge.
6th Jul 2012
Gary and Matt kick off this special MasterClass by officially welcoming and congratulating this season's Top 10. Topping off the week with an amazing Italian feast.
Three Course Immunity
26th Jul 2011
In the last Immunity Challenge of the season, Teage Ezard from Ginger Boy and Ezards in Melbourne challenges the lucky contestant to a three-course cook-off.
Tear-jerker - Mystery Box Challenge
10th Jul 2023
Emotions run high with a semifinal spot at stake, as contestants feel the love in a tear-jerker of a Mystery Box. Hearts and souls will go into a MasterChef version of their family's favourite dish.
Beat The Chef - Immunity Challenge
22nd Jun 2023
For a hot shot at an Immunity Pin, the lucky mug to grind out the best sweet coffee dish moves on to stir things up in a tea for two brewhaha against The Ritz-Carlton's perky pastry chef Kay-Lene Tan.
Peter Gunn's Black Box Elimination
19th May 2020
Contestants must replicate chef Peter Gunn's 'Black Box' from his restaurant Ides. The contestant with the least impressive dish will be going home.
Date Night Team Challenge
18th May 2022
Teams need to create the prefect date night meal including an entree, main and dessert for 25 couples plus the judges. The two teams with the least impressive menu will head to a shock elimination.
Auditions Part 1
1st May 2017
The heat is on. A fresh group of home cooks from around the country will eagerly tackle challenges that will see one of them take home the title and $250,000.
Off-site Challenge: Hellenic Republic
1st Jun 2016
Today's off-site challenge will take place at George Calombaris' Hellenic Republic restaurant. Split into two teams, each team must prepare a three course feast for 120 guests to avoid elimination.
18th Jun 2010
Aaron and Marion are treated to a masterclass in artisan baking by Michael Klausen, while Gary and George cook up a dish of lamb backstrap fillet cooked in a Barramundi skin with flesh from the fish, along with a shiitake mushroom sauce and hash browns. Julie Goodwin then returns to the MasterChef kitchen and conjures up a dish of scallops with bacon crunch and cauliflower puree, and Gary and George round it off with an extravagant dessert of bitter chocolate ganache with peanut ice cream, peanut toffee caramel and a honeycomb.
Mystery Fridge Challenge
15th Jul 2012
Tonight in the MasterChef Mystery Box challenge each contestant has been given the task of creating a dish from the ingredients in the fridge, which include one tasty left-over.
12th Jul 2012
The elimination challenge takes the five losing contestants to Tuscany to cook a feast for local villagers in the ancient and quaint town of Monticchelo.
Soufflés and Stir-fries
22nd May 2009
Masterclass 3 - Soufflés and stir-fries - Chilli and Fennel Squid, Chinese Mushroom Stir-fry with Tofu, Chocolate and Jaffa Soufflé
Mystery Box Challenge & Invention Test: Guilty Pleasures
10th May 2015
The mystery box is revealed as today's challenge. It is their chance to show the judges what they are made of and the winning dish will gain an advantage going into the invention test.
Elimination Challenge: Audition Ingredients
20th Jul 2016
Finals Week. The bottom 3 contestants from the Lake House challenge now face elimination & must impress the judges with a dish produced from the ingredients that they each cooked with to get into the competition.
Everything Box - Mystery Box Challenge
26th Jun 2023
Contestants must include every ingredient in the dreaded Everything Box to plate up a meal with the whole shebang. The makers of the bottom three dishes will face tomorrow's mind-blowing Pressure Test
Off-site Challenge: Pizzini Wines
10th Jun 2015
The contestants arrive at Pizzini Wines in north-eastern Victoria's beautiful King Valley. Divided into two teams, each is set the challenge to cook a three-course Italian feast.
Top 50 Mystery Box
7th May 2012
The top 50 amateur cooks will compete in the first Mystery Box challenge of the season; the judges select the top 12 who then have the opportunity to cook off in a nail-biting challenge.
Bonjour - Service Challenge
1st May 2022
Bonjour. Get ready for this episode's classic service challenge with guest chef Shannon Bennett. Each team must cook a French-inspired entree, main and dessert for 20 diners plus the judges.
90 Minute Cook Time (Elimination Challenge)
13th Jun 2021
The contestants must decide how much of their 90-minute cook time they use in round one, because they will only have the remainder of that time to cook in round two.
Cloche Choice Immunity Challenge
30th Jun 2020
In the battle for top five, contestants must choose two cloches and cook with the ingredients underneath. They can give up one cloche and select a third, however they must cook with the third ingredient.
Mystery Box Challenge
24th Jun 2012
In a special Mystery Box Challenge the contestants quickly learn that they must warm the cockles of the judges' hearts with a tasty soup.
Rapid Fire challenge
19th May 2011
All eleven contestants of the losing team face elimination tonight. They must cook off in a Rapid Fire challenge over three rounds.
23rd May 2021
Each team must create a dish that features the ingredient hidden underneath the tablecloth and must also use an allocated electrical appliance at some stage during the cook.
Mystery Box Challenge
20th Jul 2014
The contestants open their mystery boxes and find ingredients chosen by their loved ones. They now have 45 minutes to cook something spectacular using those ingredients.
Kids Week Day 1: Lunch Box
16th Jun 2013
It's Kids Week and the first challenge sees the contestants having 60 minutes to make the best dish they can using the ingredients that are found in a school lunch box.
Colours - Elimination Challenge
25th Jun 2023
It's a colour palette for the palate with a pearler of a taste test to set the tone. Who will then be caught red-handed and feeling blue cooking an elimination dish that highlights one chosen colour.
Teams Of Two Communication Challenge
8th Jun 2020
Teams of two must create two dishes using a chosen ingredient. Dishes must be identical in taste and appearance, but they will not be able to see each other while they cook, so communication is key.
7th Jul 2016
The four members of the losing teams from the service challenge now face elimination. With so much at stake, which contestant will fail to impress the judges and be sent home from the competition?
Service Challenge: 50 Hungry Customers
12th Jul 2017
The judges reveal that each contestant will be in charge of either an entree, main or dessert to serve 50 hungry customers. The bottom three contestants will then be up for elimination.
26th Jun 2016
Heston Week. Heston Blumenthal returns to MasterChef Australia in the biggest week ever. In a world first, the top 10 contestants open four Heston inspired & supervised MasterChef Australia pop-ups in four days.
Home Delivery (Team Challenge)
14th Jun 2021
Teams must create a three-course home delivery menu and can choose any theme or cuisine for their menu. Each team has three hours to produce 60 serves.
Elimination Challenge: Dave Verhuel
10th Jul 2014
The two losing teams from the team challenge must replicate a signature dish by chef Dave Verhuel without a recipe. The least impressive dish will be eliminated from the competition.
Anchovies & Dijon Mustard - Elimination Challenge
9th Jul 2023
An all-out anchovy assault and a ding-dong Dijon duel sees contestants pitted against each other in pairs for the first elimination round, with the bottom two duking it out to remain in the competition.
Series 6 Premiere
5th May 2014
MasterChef Australia returns with the best group of home cooks the competition has ever seen. In the first episode, our potential contestants are given one hour to cook their best dish and secure their spot in the top 24.
Italian Week Day 3: Battle of the Pizza
25th Jun 2013
The 18 remaining contestants are put into two teams for a supreme Battle of the Pizzas. Each of the teams needs to come up with a menu of four pizzas to feed 150 hungry diners.
Curtis Stone - Finals Advantage
12th Jul 2023
The final three must keep up with Curtis Stone as he whips up a magnificent beef dish. The contestant whose plate most closely resembles Curtis' creation will earn a whopping advantage for the semifinal.
Wild West Week Day 4: Elimination - The Green House
3rd Jul 2013
During the the Wild West Week elimination challenge, three contestants battle it out at Matt Stone’s restaurant, The Green House.
Ingredients vs Time - Immunity Challenge
5th May 2022
Guest chef Curtis Stone returns as contestants cook a tasty dish worthy of immunity. But in this classic challenge, as their pantry of ingredients increases, their cooking time decreases.
Service Challenge: Lake House
19th Jul 2016
Finals Week. The Top Five contestants must cook five dishes from the menu of the Lake House in Daylesford under the guidance of legendary chef & owner, Alla Wolf-Tasker.
27th Jun 2013
Antonio Carluccio creates Handkerchief pasta with Ligurian Pesto whilst Gary shows how to make the perfect carbonara.
Rick Stein Elimination
12th Jun 2022
Someone will be eliminated and miss out on the top 10 as contestants attempt to create an entrancing dish that transports the judges and legendary guest chef Rick Stein to a special place.
Tuna Wellington Pressure test
24th May 2022
Fish butcher extraordinaire Josh Niland reveals his first pressure test dish: tuna wellington with mashed potato and tuna gravy. Whoever cooks the dish that is least like Josh's will be sent home
Fast Food & Fancy Food (Elimination Challenge)
4th Jul 2021
Contestants must choose an ingredient and cook it two ways, in a fast-food and in a fancy food application. The contestants with the three least impressive fast-food dishes will cook in round two.
Elimination Challenge - Peter Gilmore's Snow Egg & Masterclass
12th Jul 2018
This is no ordinary elimination, but a pressure test with an iconic dish. How will the contestants cope with this massive challenge? Plus, join us for a masterclass
Flavour Matching Mysterybox
3rd Jun 2012
19 contestants arrive at the MasterChef Kitchen for a flavour matching 'Mystery Box' challenge. With everyone eager to impress the judges, one contestant pushes himself too far and burns his hand.
14th May 2012
Arriving at the MasterChef kitchen, the top 24 quickly learn it's 'Mystery Box' time! They raise the lid but it's not food that they find.
Team Challenge: Brighton Beach Ice Cream Stands
27th Jun 2016
Heston Week. For one day only, Melbourne's iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes become ice cream stands selling Heston-inspired ice creams & ice blocks. The least impressive team will face elimination.
26th May 2021
The contestants must create a dish using only the 11 utensils in the mystery box. The dish can be sweet or savoury, with an open pantry and access to the garden.
21st Jul 2014
In an emotional invention test, the remaining five contestants are surprised to learn that there are no rules or restraints: they can cook whatever they choose with full access to the pantry.
28th Jul 2011
The top five battle it out to secure a place in the season final. In this Elimination Challenge, the contestants must fix the worst dish they produced during the competition.
Carrot Cake Elimination Challenge
17th Jun 2010
In a taste test Elimination Challenge, all members of the Blue Team were asked to name the ingredients to a carrot cake.
Duck Two Ways Pressure Test
24th May 2010
Their task was to recreate a dish by Australian food icon, Stephanie Alexander, a confit duck-neck sausage with grilled duck breast in sour cherry sauce, potato crisps and buttered spinach. Peter, being from Melbourne, was able to source ingredients from Queen Victoria Market quickly and make his way to the Langham Hotel first, followed by Carrie and then Jimmy. In the end, each dish had its problems: Peter's sauce was too floury, Carrie's sauce was too thin, her sausage grainy and she failed to plate up the spinach, and Jimmy's spinach was gritty and his duck breast overcooked.
Julia and the Duck
19th May 2009
The MasterChef contestant takes on the celebrity chef at his own game.
Auditions Part 1
7th May 2018
The amateur cooks are given one hour to recreate their signature dish for the first of the two judges' auditions. The judges introduce the nine past winners of the program, who are there to cheer them on.
Mystery Box: Marco Pierre White
15th Jun 2014
The contestants are stunned to find the Godfather of modern cooking, Marco Pierre White, waiting for them. The winner of Marco's mystery box challenge gets to choose the core ingredient in the invention test.
Pressure Test: Christy Tania
18th Jul 2016
Finals Week. The bottom three contestants from the invention test now face the elimination pressure test set by pastry chef & dessert specialist, Christy Tania.
World Cuisine Elimination Challenge & Second Chance Cook-Off
21st Jun 2018
The losing team from the previous challenge arrive at the kitchen for what will be the last time for one of them.
Immunity Challenge: Donovan Cooke
17th Jun 2014
The contestant cooking for immunity must match skills with Donovan Cooke from the renowned Melbourne restaurant Atlantic. Have they got what it takes to take down a professional?
Elimination & MasterClass 1
21st May 2015
In tonight's elimination, contestants must prepare a single dish plated into five identical serves, one for each of the four judges and one for the cook who will have the honour of dining with the judges. Closing out the episode with Marco Pierre White is the first MasterClass of the season. The contestants are joined by our judges at the picturesque Burnham Beeches.
1st Immunity Challenge
21st Apr 2022
It's this season's first immunity challenge. Choosing ingredients from mystery cloches, the contestant with the best dish wins immunity and will sit out the elimination challenge.
Clear Or Hidden (Mystery Box Challenge)
2nd Jun 2021
This episode, the 10 returning contestants can choose between a clear mystery box where the ingredients are visible or a regular mystery box where the ingredients are hidden.
Barossa Boot Camp Day 3: Seafood at Seppeltsfield Winery
11th Jun 2013
The contestants are challenged at the Seppeltsfield winery in the Barossa, where they meet three seafood champions who show off their skills.
Pressure Test: Nick Palumbo's Choc-Top Ice Creams
7th Jul 2014
In the Pressure Test, the contestants must make four of Nick Palumbo's classic choc-top ice creams from scratch. The least impressive dish will leave the competition forever.
Pressure Test: Vikas Khanna
23rd Jun 2014
In the Pressure Test Challenge, the contestants must work with chef and host of MasterChef India, Vikas Khanna. The least impressive dish will leave the competition.
16th Jun 2016
The losing team from the Curtis Stone challenge now face elimination. Who will be leaving the MasterChef Australia kitchen?
All 7 Ingredients! (Mystery Box Challenge)
30th Jun 2021
In the toughest mystery box challenge of the season, the contestants discover they must create a dish using all seven ingredients under the mystery box.
The Top Four (Immunity Challenge)
17th Jun 2021
The top four cooks from the latest mystery box challenge battle it out for immunity and a guaranteed spot in the top 10.
23rd Jun 2016
The losing team from the gourmet cinema challenge are now cooking to save themselves from elimination. If they survive, they will make it into the top 10.
Elimination Challenge - Kirsten Tibballs
28th Jun 2018
The losing team from the previous challenge will fight for their place in the competition.
Auditions: Day 1
29th Apr 2019
Each hopeful cook has 60 minutes to produce their dish. If the judges like the dish, they're through to the next stage. If not, sadly, they're heading home.
6th May 2009
Sushi Restaurant Team Challenge
Mystery Box Challenge: Ugly Ingredients & Invention Test: Relay
19th Jun 2016
Today's mystery box challenge contains eight of the ugliest ingredients ever seen. The contestants must impress the judges by creating a beautiful & delicious dish in only 60 minutes.
Kirsten Tibballs' Meljito Dessert Pressure Test
26th May 2020
Queen of chocolate and guest chef Kirsten Tibballs reveals that, for the pressure test, the contestants must create her wow-factor dessert the meljito.
Pressure Test: Jason Atherton's Quail Afternoon Tea Dish
30th May 2016
The bottom three from the invention test now face the elimination pressure test. Contestants have just over 3 hours to recreate UK chef Jason Atherton's quail afternoon tea dish to avoid elimination.