MasterChef Australia

  • Score 9.3
  • Premiered: Apr 2009
  • Episodes: 812
  • Followers: 448
  • Rank #1045
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  • Network Ten
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Season 12
12x1
Premiere: Immunity Challenge: Finale-Worthy Dish
Episode overview
Air date
Apr 13, 2020
The highly anticipated cooking show is back for an incredible 12th season, with a tasty new recipe - and cooking legend Gordon Ramsay will be in the kitchen the ENTIRE first .. show full overview
12x2
Team Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
Apr 14, 2020
Each team must cook a three-course meal for 120 guests. The judges reveal three ingredients: black garlic, ginger and potatoes. Each team must feature one of the ingredients in each course.
12x3
Relay Style Team Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
Apr 15, 2020
Teams must cook a three-course meal in a relay-style cook. Each team member starts a course and after 20 minutes must swap to the next course. The most cohesive menu with the best dishes wins.
12x4
Immunity Challenge: Keeping Up with Gordon
Episode overview
Air date
Apr 16, 2020
After impressing the judges in the round robin relay challenge, the winning team are back in the kitchen cooking for immunity and a chance to be safe from the next elimination.
12x5
Gordon Ramsay's 90-Minute Elimination Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
Apr 19, 2020
Every contestant is up for elimination, except the winner of the immunity challenge. The pressure mounts for all contestants to deliver delicious dishes and keep their place in the competition.
12x6
Ultimate BBQ Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
Apr 20, 2020
The contestants compete in the ultimate barbecue challenge, cooking for a staggering 1200 people. The team who least impresses will find themselves cooking in the pressure test.
12x7
Two-Round Pressure Test: Orana
Episode overview
Air date
Apr 21, 2020
In the first pressure test of the season, contestants must cook three dishes from judge Jock Zonfrillo's three-hatted, award-winning restaurant, Orana. The least impressive dish will send someone home.
12x8
Melissa Leong's Mystery Box
Episode overview
Air date
Apr 22, 2020
In the first mystery box challenge of the season, the 22 remaining contestants discover the ingredients have been chosen from all corners of the globe by judge Melissa Leong.
12x9
Immunity Challenge: Judges' Taste Test / MasterClass
Episode overview
Air date
Apr 23, 2020
The five contestants with the most impressive dishes from the previous challenge find themselves back in the kitchen, ready to cook off in an immunity challenge. Plus, MasterClass with Andy and Jock.
12x10
Elimination Challenge Nr 2
Episode overview
Air date
Apr 26, 2020
In this episode's elimination challenge, every contestant bar one, the winner of the immunity challenge, is up for elimination. The contestant with the least impressive dish will be going home.
12x11
Three Round Cook-Off
Episode overview
Air date
Apr 27, 2020
The contestants are split into three teams of seven and compete in a three-round cook-off. After the third round, the bottom six contestants are revealed and will cook off in the next episode's pressure test.
12x12
Self Pressure Test
Episode overview
Air date
Apr 28, 2020
It's a pressure test with a difference. Each contestant has written their own pressure test recipe and has to create a dish to wow the judges. The least impressive dish will send its maker home.
12x13
Barter Mystery Box
Episode overview
Air date
Apr 29, 2020
The judges reveal that each contestant's mystery box contains four ingredients which they can barter with one another for. The top four dishes will see their makers cook for immunity in the next episode.
12x14
Immunity Test Nr3
Episode overview
Air date
Apr 30, 2020
The immunity challenge sees four contestants compete in a time auction. The more time they spend on buying ingredients, the less time they have to cook.
12x15
Textures Elimination Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
May 03, 2020
This challenge is all about texture. In round one, contestants must cook a dish with the best crunch. Round two is all about a gooey texture. The least impressive gooey dish will send its chef home.
12x16
Off-site Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
May 04, 2020
The contestants leave the kitchen for a week of off-site challenges. Teams must make two entrees and three mains for 50 diners. The least impressive team faces a pressure test.
12x17
Pressure Test: Guess The Ingredients & Replicate The Dish
Episode overview
Air date
May 05, 2020
Helly Raichura, of Enter Via Laundry, bases this taste test on her popular dish, 'pasta not pasta'. Contestants who guess the least ingredients correctly must replicate the dish in a challenge.
12x18
Locally Sourced Mystery Box
Episode overview
Air date
May 06, 2020
This episode's ingredients are sourced by locals who grow fruit and vegetables in their backyards. The three most impressive dishes from the mystery box challenge will cook in an immunity challenge.
12x19
Sushi Train 100 Plate Immunity Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
May 07, 2020
Three contestants are told they must prepare 100 small plates each, consisting of five different dishes. All dishes will be served on the sushi train and will be colour-coded in this blind tasting.
12x20
Take-Away Elimination Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
May 10, 2020
In this episode's take-away elimination challenge, contestants must make a dish that will stand the home delivery test. Contestants have 90 minutes from the start of the cook to completed delivery.
12x21
Double Twist Team Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
May 11, 2020
Contestants learn that there will be a twist with every challenge this week, so they must think on their feet to survive another week in the MasterChef kitchen. Two twists really stir the pot.
12x22
Pressure Test: Darren Purchese's Passionfruit Pavlova
Episode overview
Air date
May 12, 2020
Contestants have three hours to complete a simply stunning Darren Purchese dish, but in the final hour of the cook, a twist that no one could anticipate is thrown at the contestants.
12x23
Mystery Box - with a twist!
Episode overview
Air date
May 13, 2020
Contestants have 75 minutes to cook a dish using one or more of the eight ingredients in the mystery box. The contestants are pushed to the limit when a twist is delivered to their benches.
12x24
Katy Perry Immunity Challenge & Masterclass
Episode overview
Air date
May 14, 2020
Katy Perry guest judges a very special Hot 'N' Cold challenge to honour the iconic MasterChef theme song. The contestant with the best dish will find themselves safe from the elimination.
12x25
Elimination Cook-Off Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
May 17, 2020
Contestants are cooking off against the other contestant on their bench. The best dish from each bench will be safe, while the remaining contestants must cook in the elimination round.
12x26
Sweet or Savoury Service Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
May 18, 2020
Jo Barrett and Matt Stone from Oakridge Wines mentor this service challenge, with each team cooking a sweet or savoury menu. The team with the least impressive menu faces the pressure test.
12x27
Peter Gunn's Black Box Elimination
Episode overview
Air date
May 19, 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.
12x28
Vegan Mystery Box
Episode overview
Air date
May 20, 2020
Contestants must create a vegan dish using at least one ingredient from the mystery box set by vegan chef Shannon Martinez. The top four dishes will cook off in the next immunity challenge.
12x29
Instant Noodle Immunity Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
May 21, 2020
This episode's immunity challenge is fought in two rounds. In one round, contestants must create a delicious dish using instant noodles. The top two from round one must make a nostalgic and comforting dish.
12x30
Kingfish Elimination Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
May 24, 2020
Josh Niland of The Fish Butchery breaks down a kingfish for each of the contestants to choose a cut to cook with. The contestant with the least impressive dish will be going home.
12x31
Two Dish Relay Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
May 25, 2020
Each team must cook two dishes: one main and one dessert. Each contestant has 20 minutes to cook and they have just 45 seconds to hand over the dish to the next contestant in the relay.
12x32
Kirsten Tibballs' Meljito Dessert Pressure Test
Episode overview
Air date
May 26, 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.
12x33
Family Photo Mystery Box
Episode overview
Air date
May 27, 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.
12x34
Fairytale Immunity Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
May 28, 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.
12x35
Ice cream Elimination Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
May 31, 2020
Contestants must make a dish that has two different flavoured ice-creams that only work when they are eaten together. In round two, they must make a dish using one of five unusual flavour pairings.
12x36
Citrus Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 01, 2020
Contestants cook a sweet or savoury style dish championing a citrus fruit of their choice. In round two, they use the same fruit, but their dish must be in the opposite style.
12x37
Coskun Uysal's Meat/Protein Dessert Pressure Test
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 02, 2020
Contestants discover they must create a dish inspired by chef Coskun Uysal's chicken rice pudding dessert. With this in mind, they must create their own dessert featuring a meat or protein.
12x38
Luck Of The Draw Mystery Box
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 03, 2020
This episode's mystery box ingredients are decided entirely by the luck of the draw, with numbered lottery balls corresponding to 25 ingredients on display.
12x39
Highest Score Immunity Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 04, 2020
Each round in this immunity challenge is worth 10 points and the contestant with the highest score at the end of round three will win immunity and be free from the upcoming elimination.
12x40
The Aussie Pressure Test
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 07, 2020
It's an Australia-themed pressure test. First up contestants must cook a delicious savoury pie and sauce. The bottom four must then create a dish celebrating what Australia means to them.
12x41
Teams Of Two Communication Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 08, 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.
12x42
Benjamin Cooper Jungle CurryPressure Test
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 09, 2020
Benjamin Cooper, Executive Chef of Chin Chin Melbourne, sets tonight's pressure test where contestants must recreate his jungle curry with rice and roti without a recipe.
12x43
Smokin' Mystery Box
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 10, 2020
Today's mystery box is all about smoke. Contestants can use any method of smoking as long as one element has been smoked with a smoking gun. The top four will cook in tomorrow's immunity challenge.
12x44
Pumpkin Immunity Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 11, 2020
Today's immunity challenge is all about resourcefulness. The contestants are each presented with a pumpkin and have 90 minutes to cook three dishes that feature the pumpkin in some way.
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Atlas Elimination Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 14, 2020
Charlie Carrington of Melbourne restaurant Atlas sets this elimination challenge, focusing on food from different countries. The contestant with the least impressive dish will be sent home.
12x46
The Golden Mystery Box
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 15, 2020
Charlie Carrington of Melbourne restaurant Atlas sets this elimination challenge, focusing on food from different countries. The contestant with the least impressive dish will be sent home.
12x47
5 Minute Ingredient Immunity Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 16, 2020
Every five minutes an ingredient that can be used in their cook is revealed to our contestants. They can start cooking at any time but only have access to the ingredients revealed up to that point.
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Blind Taste Test Elimination
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 21, 2020
This elimination will take place over two rounds, the first of which is the classic blind taste test. The first four contestants who guess incorrectly will go into round two.
12x49
Use Everything Mystery Box!
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 22, 2020
The judges reveal that the contestants need to use all the ingredients in their mystery box to create two dishes - a sweet and savoury dish - in 75 minutes.
12x50
Immunity Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 23, 2020
Three heavy hitters of the competition go head-to-head. Who will make top six?
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Elimination Challenge - Top 6
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 28, 2020
In today's elimination contestants are challenged to cook a classic dish. Could this be Reynold's final cook in the MasterChef kitchen?
12x52
Colour Inspired Mystery Box
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 29, 2020
Today's mystery box is inspired by colour. The dish can be sweet or savoury and contestants can access the pantry with the garden also in play. So why is Melissa so emotional?
12x53
Cloche Choice Immunity Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 30, 2020
In the battle for top 5, 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.
12x54
Phil Wood Pressure Test
Episode overview
Air date
Jul 05, 2020
Phil Wood, from two of Victoria's finest restaurants, reveals that round one is a pressure test. Contestants have 75 minutes to replicate his dish: potatoes duchess with shiitake mushrooms and cauliflower.
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Last Chance For Immunity Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
Jul 06, 2020
The pressure is on in as 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.
12x56
No Rules Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
Jul 07, 2020
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.
12x57
Mammoth Elimination Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
Jul 12, 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.
12x58
The Union Jack Mystery Box
Episode overview
Air date
Jul 13, 2020
The contestants discover the mystery box, covered in a Union Jack flag, has been set by guest chef Gordon Ramsay.
12x59
Ordinary or Extraordinary Elimination Challenge
Episode overview
Air date
Jul 14, 2020
In this elimination challenge, contestants must choose to use either ingredients from an ordinary pantry or an extraordinary pantry.
12x60
SemiFinal - Three Becomes Two
Episode overview
Air date
Jul 19, 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.
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Grand Final
Episode overview
Air date
Jul 20, 2020
After a long culinary journey, the two finalists are competing for a $250,000 cash prize and the title of MasterChef Australia 2020.

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