Returning for its eighth season, MasterChef Australia will this year take the best of what has been before and combine it with more big name international guest chefs, bright new talent and exciting challenges to create a truly remarkable series
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MasterChef 2018 Grand Finale 10x61
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.
Semi-Final: Service Challenge 10x60
It is the semi-final of 2018. Our top three contestants are told that they will be cooking for some very special guests.
Elimination Challenge: Three-Course Meal for Four Top Chefs & MasterClass 5 10x59
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.
Service Challenge: Icebergs 10x58
The contestants arrive in Sydney at the iconic Icebergs restaurant in Bondi. They are competing for a place in the semifinal and need to be inspired by the Italian menu at Icebergs.
Two-Round Cook-Off: Three Seasons 10x57
We are down to the top four in the competition and they will compete for a massive advantage. Just days from the grand finale, this advantage will be a game changer.
Pressure Test: Ashley Palmer-Watts' Sherried Marron 10x56
It's the first pressure test of finals week and the bottom three contestants from the previous invention test line up for what will be the last time in the MasterChef kitchen for one of them.
Mystery Box Challenge: Past Seasons & Invention Test: No Rules 10x55
On the first day of finals week, each contestant will cook with one of five mystery boxes from a past season. Who will make it through to the next challenge?
Elimination Challenge: Taste Test in Three Rounds & MasterClass 4 10x54
This is the final elimination before Finals Week, and will determine the top five for 2018. It's an elimination over three rounds. Plus, a MasterClass with Curtis Stone.
Off-Site Challenge: Second Bite at Luminare 10x53
This episode is all about raising money for Second Bite, a charity that the program supports. The contestants will cook using only ingredients donated by the charity, cooking a six-course vegetarian degustation menu.
Fast-Track to Finals Week: Matt or Reynold? 10x52
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.
Pressure Test: Joe Grbac's Imperial Mandarin 10x51
The bottom three contestants from the invention test face elimination. Tonight is a pressure test with a terrifying twist... contestants won't see the dish, taste the dish or even get the recipe! They'll need to follow the clues to cook the dish hidden before them.
Mystery Box Challenge: Loved Ones & Invention Test: Vue de Monde 10x50
The seven remaining contestants are in the kitchen ready to fight for their place with a big surprise awaiting them. What will the contestants be challenged with for this invention test?
Elimination Challenge: Peter Gilmore's Snow Egg & MasterClass 3 10x49
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.
Off-Site Challenge: Panama Dining Room 10x48
The challenge is off site at Panama Dining Room, in Melbourne's inner-city suburb of Fitzroy. The contestants will be cooking a main course and dessert for 25 people each.It's the battle for the super power. Chloe and Sashi have to cook a main and a dessert for 30 people each. Who will win the biggest advantage in MasterChef history?
Time or Ingredients 10x47
The contestants remaining in survival week will learn all about making decisions under pressure as they decide what is of more value to them: time or ingredients. To win the ultimate super power, Samira will take a super risk. Gorgonzola and anchovy? Find out if she's pulled off the impossible.
Re-Invention Test: Retro TV Dinners 10x46
As survival week continues, the contestants are shocked to discover that another challenge may lead to elimination when they have to turn a tray of terror into a modern masterpiece.
Mystery Box Challenge: Surprise Ingredient & Invention Test: Oil, Salt, and Pepper 10x45
The judges have a surprise: it's survival week and the contestants will be cooking for their lives every day. By the end of the week, one of them will win the most powerful advantage.
Elimination Challenge: Picture Perfect 10x44
Continuing their adventure, the contestants arrive at their next destination. The two losing teams from the previous challenge face elimination in this challenge.
Team Challenge: Canapes for the Royal Reception 10x43
His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, makes his debut as part of the team challenge. Each team is to make four types of canapes, with the losing teams to face elimination.
Immunity Challenge: Ashley Davis 10x42
The mystery box winner and the top three contestants from the invention test compete for immunity. The contestants only have 10 minutes to create a spectacular dish. In a royal race for immunity, who will do the impossible?
Pressure Test: Saransh Goila's Butter Chicken 10x41
The bottom three contestants from the previous invention test face elimination in a pressure test. One little mistake can turn into a royal disaster.
The Everything Mystery Box & Dish for a King 10x40
For the mystery box challenge the contestants find a big surprise among their ingredients. Later, the invention test is a chance for the contestants to prove they deserve to be in the top 10.
Elimination Challenge: Kirsten Tibballs' Wheel of Chocolate 10x39
The losing team from the previous challenge will fight for their place in the competition.
Team Challenge: Tonka & Coda 10x38
George pays a surprise visit to the MasterChef contestant house with a special guest. Together, they reveal the challenge: the contestants are taking over two of Australia's best restaurants. There'll be smokin' hot drama and smokin' hot dishes.
Immunity Challenge: Alice Wright 10x37
Our two Sweet Week mystery box winners and the winning team from Zumbo's invention test compete for immunity during a gelato challenge. It's the tastiest, trickiest and most deceiving taste test yet.
Pressure Test: Katherine Sabbath's Birthday Cake 10x36
Continuing Sweet Week, the judges are joined by social media cake superstar Katherine Sabbath. The bottom two teams from the previous invention test will face off in a pressure test.
Mystery Box Challenge: Adriano Zumbo & Invention Test: Croquembouche 2.0 10x35
The judges reveal this is Sweet Week. To kick off the week, they introduce the master of sweets, Adriano Zumbo, who has selected the mystery box ingredients and will reveal the invention test.
Elimination Challenge: Different Cuisines & Another Chance 10x34
The losing team from the previous challenge arrive at the kitchen for what will be the last time for one of them.
Team Challenge: Cooking with Fire 10x33
The contestants find themselves in the Dandenong Ranges where a fiery team challenge awaits them.
Immunity Challenge: Andy Harmer 10x32
The winner of the mystery box and the top three from the invention test have the chance to cook for immunity.
Pressure Test: Alla Wolf-Tasker's Autumn Harvest 10x31
The bottom three contestants from the invention test are facing elimination.
Mystery Box Challenge: Bread & Invention Test: Spaghetti Bolognese 10x30
The contestants arrive back at the kitchen after a week of adventure in South Australia. There is a lot at stake, knowing that the top 10 is just around the corner.
Elimination Challenge: A Game of Chicken & MasterClass 2 10x29
For the elimination challenge, the contestants go to Maggie Beer's Eatery in the Barossa Valley. Plus, a masterclass takes place at the Adelaide Markets.
Team Challenge: Three-Course Table Grape Menu 10x28
The team challenge will take place in the Barossa Valley. Divided into two teams, contestants will be given two hours to prepare an entree, main and dessert with each course celebrating table grapes.
Immunity Challenge: Jin Choi 10x27
This immunity challenge takes place at the stunning Mt Lofty House in the Adelaide Hills. Does our contestant have what it takes to outscore the chef and win immunity?
Elimination Challenge: Brendan Wessels' Lemon Meringue Pie 10x26
The contestants find themselves at the incredible D'Arenberg Cube restaurant in the heart of McLaren Vale wine country, with the bottom two teams from the night market challenge facing elimination.
Mystery Box Challenge: Best of South Australia & Team Challenge: Adelaide Night Market 10x25
It's the beginning of South Australia Week for the contestants, where they will be cooking with some of the best ingredients South Australia has to offer.
Elimination Challenge: Know Your Cuts 10x24
The eight contestants who lost the previous challenge are cooking in this episode's elimination, with Curtis Stone to keep them company.
Team Challenge: Memorise and Replicate 10x23
The judges surprise the contestants by announcing that this episode, a few of them will be journeying to the wide blue yonder.
Immunity Challenge: Jacqui Challinor 10x22
The winner of Sunday night's mystery box, along with the members of the winning team in the invention test relay will compete for a coveted immunity pin.
Pressure Test: Darren Purchese's Peach Melba 10x21
The losing team from yesterday's invention test are in the kitchen, ready to fight for their place in the competition.
Mystery Box Challenge: 20 Dollars & Invention Test: Team Relay 10x20
Contestants are shopping for their own mystery box ingredients with only $20 and 20 minutes. Maker of the best dish goes through to the immunity challenge, followed by the winners of the invention test. This will be the most feared challenge: The Team Relay. What will Ben do that will make or break his team? What will be the big surprise in the mystery box?
Elimination Challenge: Matt Abe's Roast Chicken 10x19
The team who lost the service challenge will have to cook for their lives in an intense elimination which will see one contestant back themselves into a corner. Who will be going home?
Service Challenge: Three-Course Menu for 50 10x18
The contestants enter the kitchen only to find Gordon Ramsay, who is already yelling at them to hurry up. Divided into two teams, they prepare a three-course meal for 50 diners.
Immunity Challenge: Three vs. Three 10x17
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: Keeping Up with Gordon 10x16
With Gordon Week off to a flying start, the bottom three contestants in the invention test roll up to the kitchen ready to cook for their place in the competition with a pressure test.
Mystery Box Challenge: Gordon Ramsay & Invention Test: Burgers 10x15
In one of the biggest surprises of the season so far, and in a program first, Gordon Ramsay enters the kitchen for a mystery box challenge.
Elimination Challenge: Dessert Taste Test & MasterClass 1 10x14
The contestants in the losing team are in the kitchen for what will be the last time for one of them. Plus, the first Masterclass of the season with Nigella Lawson.
Team Challenge: Brunch Service 10x13
In a team service challenge, it will be a battle of the brunches, as in two groups of 10, they take over two cafes. Contestants will have real customers, with real orders and real dockets.
Immunity Challenge: Alanna Sapwell 10x12
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.
Pressure Test: Nigella's Chocolate Feast 10x11
The bottom three contestants from the previous invention test will face off in this episode's pressure test. The contestants have 75 minutes to complete four of Nigella Lawson's favourite chocolate dishes.
Mystery Box Challenge: Nigella Lawson & Invention Test: Snap, Crackle, Pop 10x10
Culinary goddess Nigella Lawson arrives in the kitchen for a week of challenges and surprises. The lid is lifted on Nigella's mystery box to reveal some of her favourite ingredients.
Elimination Challenge: Falling in Love with Food 10x09
The losing team from the MCG service challenge must face-off in this elimination challenge. The contestants must cook something inspired by the dish that made them fall in love with food.
Team Challenge: MCG 10x08
The contestants find themselves on the turf of the iconic MCG for the first team challenge. Split into two teams, each must cook delicious and nutritious food for 50 diners using a different protein.
Immunity Challenge: Shui Ishizaka 10x07
The winner of the mystery box challenge and the three best-performing cooks from the invention test will compete for immunity, with Shannon Bennett back in the kitchen to guide and mentor the contestants.How will the contestants make use of the humble egg? In the first immunity challenge of the season, one dish will crack, while the others will be eggs-quisite!
Pressure Test: Maggie Beer's Apple and Rosemary Tarte Tatin 10x06
The three contestants with the least impressive dishes from the invention test face-off in the pressure test. Queen of the kitchen Maggie Beer enters with the dish to be recreated.
Mystery Box Challenge: Who's Box is This & Invention Test: Surprise Inside 10x05
The 23 cooks enter the kitchen for the first mystery box challenge of the season. This time, the rules are changing: the winner of the mystery box will get a game-changing advantage.
Elimination Challenge: My Fridge 10x04
In the first elimination challenge of the season, three contestants fight to stay in the competition. They are given 75 minutes to cook, using only the ingredients contained in their fridges from home.
Top 24 10x03
Our 2018 cooks enter the MasterChef kitchen for their first challenge as the top 24. The contestants need to imagine they are hosting the judges at their house for a meal, cooking anything they want.
Auditions Part 2 10x02
After handing out 18 aprons on the first day of cooking, the judges are looking for six more cooks to round out the top 24. The cooks who were given a second chance will battle it out in a challenge.
Auditions Part 1 10x01
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.