The Amazing Race: Australia 5 is the fifth installment of the reality television show, The Amazing Race Australia.

Teams

Brendon & Jackson
 1st place 
Brendon & Jackson
Cowboys
Ashleigh & Amanda
 2nd place 
Ashleigh & Amanda
The Gold Coast Girls
Jaskirat & Anurag
 3rd place 
Jaskirat & Anurag
Super Sikhs
Chris & Aleisha
 4th place 
Chris & Aleisha
Geek & Princess
Skye-Blue & Jake
 5th place 
Skye-Blue & Jake
Siblings
MJ & Chelsea
 6th place 
MJ & Chelsea
Footy Mates
Holly & Dolor
 7th place 
Holly & Dolor
Power Couple
Stan & Wayne
 8th place 
Stan & Wayne
Bodybuilders
Jordan & Violeta
 9th place 
Jordan & Violeta
Dancing Exes
Dwes & Katherine
 10th place 
Dwes & Katherine
Kimberley Cousins
Sefa & Jessica
 11th place 
Sefa & Jessica
Besties
Jobelle & Rani
 12th place 
Jobelle & Rani
Daughter & Dad
Shane & Deb
 13th place 
Shane & Deb
Parents
Malaan & Tina
 14th place 
Malaan & Tina
Childhood Friends
Jude & Shannon
 15th place 
Jude & Shannon
Mums
Alex & Jack
 16th place 
Alex & Jack
Twin Models

Episodes

Episode Air Date Leg Destination First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(millions)
1 February 1, 2021 1 Queensland Jaskirat & Anurag Dwes & Katherine 1st Eliminated
14th place
2 February 2, 2021 2 Queensland Jaskirat & Anurag Alex & Jack Quit
16th place
Jude & Shannon Non-Elimination
Leg
3 February 3, 2021 3 Queensland Shane & Deb Jude & Shannon 2nd Eliminated
15th place
4 February 7, 2021 4 Queensland Brendon & Jackson Malaan & Tina 3rd Eliminated
14th place
5 February 8, 2021 5 Queensland Ashleigh & Amanda Shane & Deb Evacuated
13th place
Jordan & Violeta Non-Elimination
Leg
6 February 9, 2021 6 Queensland Skye-Blue & Jake Jobelle & Rani 4th Eliminated
12th place
7 February 14, 2021 7 Queensland → Northern Territory Jaskirat & Anurag Sefa & Jessica 5th Eliminated
11th place
8 February 15, 2021 8 Northern Territory MJ & Chelsea Dwes & Katherine Non-Elimination
Leg
9 February 16, 2021 9 Northern Territory Ashleigh & Amanda Holly & Dolor Ordered to
Continue Racing
10 February 21, 2021 10 Northern Territory → South Australia Chris & Aleisha Dwes & Katherine 6th Eliminated
10th place
11 February 22, 2021 11 South Australia MJ & Chelsea Brendon & Jackson Non-Elimination
Leg
12 February 23, 2021 12 South Australia Ashleigh & Amanda Jordan & Violeta 7th Eliminated
9th place
13 February 28, 2021 13 South Australia → Queensland Ashleigh & Amanda Stan & Wayne Non-Elimination
Leg
14 March 1, 2021 14 Queensland Brendon & Jackson Stan & Wayne Non-Elimination
Leg
15 March 2, 2021 15 Queensland MJ & Chelsea Stan & Wayne 8th Eliminated
8th place
16 March 7, 2021 16 Queensland → Tasmania Skye-Blue & Jake Holly & Dolor 9th Eliminated
7th place
17 March 9, 2021 17 Tasmania Ashleigh & Amanda Brendon & Jackson Non-Elimination
Leg
18 March 14, 2021 18 Tasmania Jaskirat & Anurag MJ & Chelsea 10th Eliminated
6th place
19 March 15, 2021 19 Tasmania → New South Wales Ashleigh & Amanda Jaskirat & Anurag Non-Elimination
Leg
20 March 16, 2021 20 New South Wales Ashleigh & Amanda Skye-Blue & Jake 11th Eliminated
5th place
21 March 21, 2021 21 New South Wales Brendon & Jackson Chris & Aleisha Non-Elimination
Leg
22 March 22, 2021 22 New South Wales Ashleigh & Amanda Chris & Aleisha 12th Eliminated
4th place
23 March 23, 2021 23 New South Wales Brendon & Jackson Ashleigh & Amanda Non-Elimination
Leg
24 March 28, 2021 24 New South Wales → Australian Capital Territory → New South Wales Brendon & Jackson Jaskirat & Anurag 3rd place
Ashleigh & Amanda 2nd place

Leaderboard

Place Team Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 5 Leg 6 Leg 7 Leg 8 Leg 9 Leg 10 Leg 11 Leg 12 Leg 13 Leg 14 Leg 15 Leg 16 Leg 17 Leg 18 Leg 19 Leg 20 Leg 21 Leg 22 Leg 23 Leg 24 Average Roadblock
1 Brendon & Jackson 12 3 2 1 3 6 5 6 5~ 4 9 4ֆ^ 2 1^ ⏭︎ 6 6+ 2ֆ 4 3 1 2 1 1 3.87 10-9
2 Ashleigh & Amanda 8 4 3 3 1 ⏭︎ 6 3 1^ 2 3 1- 1 3^ 5 5 1^ ⏭︎ 1 1 3 1 3 2 2.77 8-10
3 Jaskirat & Anurag 1 1 ⏭︎ 8 2 3 1 8 7§~ 3 5 5^ 3 2~ 3 4 4~ 1 5 4 2 3 2 3 3.48 9-10
4 Chris & Aleisha 3 8 8 7 4 5 4 2 2^ 1 8 6§+ 5 7+ 2§ 3 5+ 4§ 2 2 4 4 4.36 10-6
5 Skye-Blue & Jake 6 10 4 5 5 1 7 7 4^ 8 6 7~ 4 4~ 6 1 2^ 3 3 5 4.90 6-7
6 MJ & Chelsea 3 1 ⏭︎ 5 1 ⏭︎ 7 6- 1 2 3~ 5 3.40 5-3
7 Holly & Dolor 9 11 5ֆ 9 6 8 8 4 8^ 9 4 2- 6 5+ 4 7 6.56 6-5
8 Stan & Wayne 6 7 3+ 8 8- 7ֆ 6.50 0-4
9 Jordan & Violeta 4 5 10 11 10 7§ 9 5 3~ 7 2 8~ 6.75 4-4
10 Dwes & Katherine 14 9 10 7 4 2 9 6ֆ~ 10 7.89 4-2
11 Sefa & Jessica 7 9 7 4 8 2 10 6.71 2-3
12 Jobelle & Rani 13 7 6 6 9 9ֆ 8.33 1-3
13 Shane & Deb 5 2 1 2 11 4.20 2-1
14 Malaan & Tina 11 6 11 12 10.00 1-1
15 Jude & Shannon 10 12 12§ 11.33 0-1
16 Alex & Jack 2 13 7.50 0-0
Notes: [1] [2][3] [4][5] [6] [7][8] [9] [10][11] [12] [13][14] [15] [16] [17][18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23]
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
ֆ This team was given a Salvage, giving them an advantage in the leg
§ This team was given a Sabotage, penalizing them throughout the leg
⏭︎ The team used the First Class pass to skip the leg
Same symbols (^, ~, +, -, =, *) denote the teams that worked together during an Intersection

Notes:
1: Jobelle & Rani initially arrived 11th, but were issued a 30 minute penalty for failing to complete the bombing challenge. Two teams checked in during this time, dropping them to 13th place.
2: Alex & Jack elected to withdraw from the show before the second leg citing mental health reasons for Alex.
3: Jude & Shannon initially arrived 11th but were forced to backtrack as they did not have their backpacks. Holly & Dolor checked in during this time, dropping them to 12th.
4: Dwes & Katherine returned to the race at Longreach Airport to replace Alex & Jack in Leg 3.
5: Malaan & Tina initially arrived 8th, but were issued a 10 minute penalty for breaking a puzzle piece during the Dinosaur jigsaw task. Three teams checked in during this time, dropping them to 11th place.
6: Dwes & Katherine initially arrived 9th, but were issued a 10 minute penalty for taking transportation in a public car. Holly & Dolor checked in during this time, dropping them to 10th place.
7: Shane & Deb were medically removed from the race during an overnight rest on Leg 5 due to Shane injuring his knee during the leg's first Roadblock.
8: Jordan & Violeta timed out on the second Roadblock and were given their next clue without completing the task. As they arrived last, they were not assessed a penalty.
9: Jobelle & Rani failed to obtain a bottle during the Treasure Hunt challenge on Green Island and elected to take a penalty. As they arrived last to the Pitstop, they were eliminated without the penalty being applied.
10: MJ & Chelsea entered the race on Leg 7 as a stowaway team. They were allowed to start racing 5 minutes after the teams left the airport.
11: Sefa & Jessica failed to complete the Goldfish Bowl challenge at Darwin Hidden Valley Raceway due to the challenge site closing. They were directed to proceed to the Pitstop, where they were eliminated without the penalty being applied.
12: Dwes & Katherine initially arrived 6th, but were issued a 30 minute penalty as Katherine quit the Roadblock. Three teams checked in during their penalty time, dropping them to last place. However, they were notified that that the leg was a Non-Elimination Leg and the remainder for their penalty would be applied at the start of Leg 9.
13: The Roadblock in Leg 9 was cancelled after the Hot Air Balloon carrying the teams crashed off-course. The task was then converted into an Intersection where both team members competed.
14: Legs 9 had no mandatory rest period between legs, and all teams were ordered to continue racing. Holly & Dolor did not face a Speed Bump in Leg 10.
15: Stan & Wayne entered the race on Leg 10 as a stowaway team. They were allowed to start racing after all the teams departed the Ghan station.
16: Chris & Aleisha initially arrived 7th, but were issued a 20 minute penalty for timing out of the challenge at the Adelaide Oval. Stan & Wayne checked in during this time, dropping them to 8th place.
17: MJ & Chelsea initially arrived 5th, but missed the second Detour having arrived at the Pitstop by chance. They were forced to backtrack to complete the Detour before they could check in. Two teams checked in during this time, dropping them to 7th place.
18: Stan & Wayne checked in last on a Non-Elimination Leg and were not assigned a Salvage or a Sabotage. They did not have to face a Speed Bump in the next leg.
19: Stan & Wayne were unable to attempt the Candy Detour due to the challenge site closing. They were directed to proceed to the Pit Stop, where they were informed it was a non-elimination leg.
20: Chris & Aleisha and Brendon & Jackson did not complete the Intersection. As they arrived last to the Pitstop within the bottom two in a non-elimination leg, they were told that they their time penalty was voided.
21: Jaskirat & Anurag checked in last on a Non-Elimination Leg and were not assigned a Salvage or a Sabotage. They did not have to face a Speed Bump in the next leg.
22: Chris & Aleisha checked in last on a Non-Elimination Leg and were not assigned a Salvage or a Sabotage. They did not have to face a Speed Bump in the next leg.
23: Ashleigh & Amanda checked in last on a Non-Elimination Leg and were not assigned a Salvage or a Sabotage. They did not have to face a Speed Bump in the next leg.

Voting History

Trivia

  • The new "T-Junction" twist was advertised in the pre-season press but ultimately did not appear in this season.
  • Due to the introduction of the First Class Pass, no team raced in all legs of this season.

Franchise

  • Most teams in a season with 16 non-simultaneous teams.
    • First season to feature 14 concurrently racing teams.
  • This season is the first time in which a team has quit the Race on a predetermined Non-Elimination leg.
  • This season is the first time in which a team has been medically removed on a predetermined Non-Elimination Leg.
  • First season to feature more than 13 legs.
    • Season with the most legs with 24.
  • First season to feature more than 4 Non-Elimination Legs.
    • Season with the most non-elimination legs with 10.

Australia

  • The first season to be filmed entirely in Australia.
  • First season to have a team get last three legs in a row.

Gallery

Videos

Reception

  • Logan Saunders at Tarstorians (12/29/2020): "Beau Ryan Can’t Count to Five on The Amazing Race Australia"
  • David Knox at TV Tonight (02/15/2021): "The Amazing Farce - fans not happy with twist"

External links

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