Rules of Entry & Instructions

1. All applications must be submitted on-line. Applications received by post cannot be accepted.

2. Answer all questions honestly and to the best of your ability.  

3. We will be unable to reply to all applicants individually.

You will only hear from us if we wish to request further information or to invite you to an audition.

4. Please ensure you read, fully understand and meet the eligibility requirements before applying to be a contestant on MasterChef Series 12, Australia (“Program”).

5. Please attach a Digital Photograph of yourself to your application.

6. Please attach three Digital Photographs of dishes you have cooked recently. 

7. VIDEO: You may also upload a 1-3 minute video of yourself displaying your skills in the kitchen as well as introducing to us who you are and what food/cooking means to you.  This is not mandatory.

8. You must be aged 18 years or above on 24th October 2019.

9. You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

10. You cannot have any formal tertiary or other professional catering qualifications acquired in the last 10 years.

11. All MasterChef contestants must be amateurs, if you have previous professional or semi-professional kitchen experience, in the past 20 years, that the producers of MasterChef deem could create an unfair advantage (at their entire discretion), you will not be eligible.

12. Your main source of income cannot come from preparing and cooking fresh food in a professional environment (e.g. restaurant, hotels, canteens etc).

13. You must be able to commit to all the filming days required. The filming is scheduled to take place between approximately October / November 2019 and May 2020 (as such dates may be varied by the Producer) for approximately 30 weeks with a break over Christmas and New Year.

14. You cannot be, or be closely related to, a member of any of the staff or employees of Endemol Shine Australia Pty Ltd (“Producer”) or Network Ten or any company related to either of them.

15. You cannot have been arrested or charged in connection with, or convicted of, any serious crime.

16. Submission of an application form and compliance with the above terms does not in any way constitute an offer to appear on the Program.

17. The Producer may (or may not) invite you to attend an audition at their discretion. When selecting applicants for MasterChef, the following issues will be taken into account: skill, enthusiasm, drive, love of food, desire to change your life.

18. The Producers' decisions regarding selection of applicants and contestants for the Program are final.

Closing date: midnight, Friday 9th August, 2019 (AEST)