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The first season of MasterChef Australia debuted on 27 April 2009 on Network 10.

The series was hosted by Sarah Wilson & the judges are Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris, & Matt Preston.

The season is won by Julie Goodwin against Poh Ling Yeow on 19 July 2009.

Contestants[]

Contestant Age State/Terr Occupation Status
Julie Goodwin 38 NSW Office Manager Winner 19 July
Poh Ling Yeow 35 SA Artist Runner-up 19 July
Returned 1 July
Eliminated 18 June
Chris Badenoch 41 VIC Beer Merchant Eliminated 16 July
Justine Schofield 23 NSW Sales Executive Eliminated 15 July
Returned 1 July
Eliminated 25 June
Julia Jenkins 23 VIC Marketing Specialist Eliminated 14 July
Lucas Parsons 39 NSW Coffee Shop Owner Eliminated 13 July
Andre Ursini 28 SA Project Manager Eliminated 9 July
Sam Ciaravolo 24 VIC Call Centre Manager Eliminated 6 July
Tom Mosby 39 QLD Solicitor Eliminated 2 July
Returned 1 July
Eliminated 8 June
Geni Papacostas 58 QLD Teaching Assistant Eliminated 15 June
Sandra Moreno 36 QLD Stay-At-Home Mum Voted Out 11 June
Trevor Forster 37 WA Navy Submariner Voted Out 4 June
Aaron Thomas 21 VIC Student Eliminated 1 June
Kate Rodrigues 20 WA Law Student Quit 28 May
Josh Catalano 25 WA Fishmonger Voted Out 21 May
Michelle Darlington 46 NSW Photographer Eliminated 18 May
Brent Parker-Jones 40 VIC Food Photographer Voted Out 14 May
Linda Kowalski 21 VIC Student Eliminated 11 May
Nic Ciampa 38 VIC Wine Shop Owner Quit 10 May
Melissa Lutton 38 QLD Graphic Designer Voted Out 7 May

Elimination Table[]

No. Week 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Mystery Box
Winner
None Chris Poh Tom Julie Chris Poh None Andre Poh Julia None
1 Julie IN WIN LOW WIN IN Geni IN WIN LOW WIN LOW WIN IN WIN LOW LOW HIGH WIN HIGH LOW LOW LOW HIGH LOW WINNER
2 Poh IN Melissa IN WIN HIGH Josh HIGH WIN IN Trevor LOW Sandra LOW ELIM RET HIGH LOW HIGH LOW WIN WIN LOW WIN RUNNER-UP
3 Chris IN WIN IN WIN IN Josh WIN WIN HIGH WIN LOW WIN IN WIN IMM HIGH IN LOW LOW WIN HIGH LOW WIN ELIM
4 Justine IN WIN IN WIN IN WIN IN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN ELIM RET WIN WIN WIN HIGH HIGH HIGH ELIM
5 Julia IN Melissa IN Brent WIN HIGH LOW ELIM
6 Lucas IN Melissa IN Brent HIGH WIN IN Kate IN WIN WIN LOW ELIM
7 Andre IN WIN IN WIN IN Josh IN WIN IN Trevor IN Sandra LOW WIN WIN WIN IN LOW ELIM
8 Sam WIN Melissa IN Brent LOW WIN LOW Sandra IN Trevor IN WIN IN LOW WIN LOW LOW ELIM
9 Tom IN WIN HIGH WIN IN WIN LOW Kate HIGH WIN ELIM RET ELIM
10 Geni IN WIN HIGH WIN IN Josh IN WIN IN Trevor IN Sandra ELIM
11 Sandra IN WIN IN WIN IN WIN HIGH Kate LOW WIN IN Andre
12 Trevor IN WIN IN Brent IN WIN LOW Sandra IN Sam
13 Aaron LOW WIN LOW Brent IN Josh IN WIN ELIM
14 Kate HIGH Michelle IN Brent LOW WIN IN Sandra/Kate
15 Josh HIGH Melissa IN Brent IN Aaron
16 Michelle IN Kate IN Brent ELIM
17 Brent IN Melissa WIN Aaron
18 Linda IN WIN ELIM
19 Nic IN Melissa WDR
20 Melissa LOW Nic

Trivia[]

  • This is the first Australian season:
    • And only season to feature a host
    • To feature 20 contestants
    • And only season to feature an eviction elimination process
    • To have 2 contestants to immediately advance to the Finals Week
    • To have 2 contestants quitting
    • To have 3 reinstated contestants
    • To have an all female final 2

Gallery[]

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