MasterChef judges and contestants at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Image courtesy Channel 10
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MasterChef in Melbourne

MasterChef has a new home: Australia's culinary capital, Melbourne. George, Gary and Matt have come home with a fresh batch of contestants ready to battle it out for the coveted culinary crown. See the competition heat up in the brand new kitchen at Melbourne Showgrounds and at foodie locations across Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Melbourne locations
Season five kicked off at the MCG, Melbourne's home of team battles and the perfect setting for the first of the team challenges. Italian Week saw pizza and pasta top the menu in Melbourne's famous eat street, Lygon Street, Carlton.

The contestants have since donned their aprons in top Melbourne restaurants: judge Gary Mehigan's The Boathouse, Donovan Cooke's acclaimed The Atlantic, and at Josie Bones in Collingwood, owned by former contestant Chris Badenoch,

Regional Victoria locations
Masterclasses and culinary challenges have taken the contestants to favourite foodie destinations across Victoria. From wine country – Red Hill Estate on the Mornington Peninsula and Stones of the Yarra Valley – to coastal Barwon Heads on the Bellarine Peninsula. And from historic Ballarat in the Goldfields, to the Royal George Hotel in the gourmet village of Kyneton and the RedBeard Bakery at Trentham, in the Macedon Ranges.

Explore these locations to recreate your favourite MasterChef moments and judge the judges at their home-town restaurants.

MasterChef Locations: Melbourne

Cook up your own MasterChef moments at these locations.

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne Cricket Ground

See a match or tour the home of Aussie cricket and the Australian Football League, the site of the 1956 Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

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Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Revisit student life, discuss the Il Globo headlines over espresso, take in a slice of Federation history, eat 'til you're fit to burst in Carlton.

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The Boathouse, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Boathouse

Perch yourself on the riverbank and enjoy the simplicity of riverside life with simple, produce-driven menus and relaxing views at The Boathouse.

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MasterChef Locations: regional

Pack your apron and explore regional Victoria's favourite foodie destinations.

Red Hill Estate

Red Hill Estate

Gather the troops for day down the coast. Sip on a glass of Red Hill's popular sparkling wine while taking in panoramic views of Western Port Bay.

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Stones of the Yarra Valley, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Stones of the Yarra Valley

Any excuse will do to bring you to Stones of the Yarra Valley's rustic barn with its unbeatable views, like weekend dining and intimate concerts.

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Barwon Heads, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Barwon Heads

Relax at this popular summer holiday destination at the mouth of the Barwon River with quiet river beaches, friendly cafes and excellent golf courses.

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Garden, Kyneton, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia


Your Macedon Ranges food and wine adventure isn't complete without a visit to Kyneton a gourmet village that punches well above its weight.

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RedBeard Bakery

RedBeard Historic Bakery

Pop into this historic bakery to enjoy a tasty lunch, stock up on local organic bread, and get a glimpse of the baking techniques of yesteryear.

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Redbeard Bakery, Trentham, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia


Stop in the tiny town of Trentham on your way to the falls and you'll certainly be rewarded.

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Judge the judges

Take a score card to the MasterChef judges' restaurants.

Be our guest

Dine at Victorian guest-chefs' restaurants

City food & wine

Culinary regions

Explore the regions featured in the show