|The Amazing Race Australia 2|
|Distance traveled||65,000 kilometers (40,000 mi)|
|Starting line||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Finish line||Fraser Island, Australia|
|Filming dates||November 18, 2011 - December 13, 2011|
|Season run||May 30, 2012 - August 15, 2012|
|Number of legs||12|
|Number of teams||11|
|Winning team||Shane & Andrew|
|Runner(s)-up|| Paul & Steve|
Michelle & Jo
|Previous Season||The Amazing Race Australia 1|
|Next Season||The Amazing Race Australia vs. New Zealand|
The Amazing Race Australia 2 is the second installment of the reality television show, The Amazing Race Australia. It premiered on May 30, 2012 on Australian television. It features eleven teams of two who are in a pre-existing personal relationship, and follows the various challenges that they undertake as they race around the world to win AU$250,000.
|Episode||Air Date||Leg||Destination||First Place||Last Place||Finish|| Viewership|
|1||"Don't Need More Friends, Always Need More Money"||May 30, 2012||1||Australia → The Philippines||Ross & Tarryn||Lucy & Emilia|| Salvage Pass|
|2||"We Only Picked Good Looking Ones"||June 6, 2012||2||The Philippines → India||Sticky & Sam||Adam & Dane|| 1st Eliminated|
|3||"I Don't Really Like to Use My Brain"||June 13/14, 2013||3||India||Sticky & Sam||Sue & Teresa|| 2nd Eliminated|
|4||"No More Showing Off"||June 20, 2012||4||India → United Arab Emirates||James & Sarah||Kym & Donna|| 3rd Eliminated|
|5||"I Know What a Lime is Daddy!"||June 25, 2012||5||United Arab Emirates → Turkey||Paul & Steve||Ross & Tarryn|| Non-Elimination|
|6||"Take a Seat... My Stunning Specimen of a Man!"||July 2, 2013||6||Turkey||Paul & Steve||Ross & Tarryn|| 4th Eliminated|
|7||"How Do You Fold Liquid?"||July 9, 2012||7||Turkey → France → Cuba||Paul & Steve||Joseph & Grace|| Ordered to|
|8||"It's a Pit Pause"||July 16, 2012||8||Cuba||Paul & Steve||Sticky & Sam|| 5th Eliminated|
|9||"Why Am I Trying to Ride a Log on Icy Water?"||July 23, 2012||9||Cuba → Canada||Paul & Steve||James & Sarah|| 6th Eliminated|
|10||"I Do My Riding Better in the Bedroom"||August 13, 2012||10||Canada||Shane & Andrew||Lucy & Emilia|| 7th Eliminated|
|11||"You Have a Smiley Face on Front"||August 14, 2012||11||Canada → China||Michelle & Jo||Joseph & Grace|| 8th Eliminated|
|12||"I'm Sorry My Looks, My Facial Expressions Annoy You!"||August 15, 2012||12||China → Australia||Shane & Andrew||Michelle & Jo||3rd Place||976,000|
|Paul & Steve||2nd Place|
|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||Average|
|1||Shane & Andrew||8||7||6||5||5⊂||6+||3||2||2||1||3||1||4.09||5-5|
|2||Paul & Steve||10||5||5||6⊃||1⊃||1>^||1||1||1►||4||2||2||3.25||6-3|
|3||Michelle & Jo||7||2||3||4||2||2<^||2||3||3||3||1||3||2.92||5-5|
|4||Joseph & Grace||6||8||7||3||4||3~||7||6||4||2||4||4.91||4-4|
|5||Lucy & Emilia||11||10||9||8||6||5+||5||5||5||5||6.90||3-5|
|6||James & Sarah||3||9||8||1||7||7-||4||4||6||5.44||4-3|
|7||Sticky & Sam||5||1||1||2||3||4~||6||7||3.62||3-3|
|8||Ross & Tarryn||1►||4||2||7||8||8-||5.00||3-1|
|9||Kym & Donna||2||6||4||9||5.25||1-1|
|10||Sue & Teresa||4||3||10||5.67||2-0|
|11||Adam & Dane||9||11||10.00||0-0|
1: Lucy & Emilia reached the pitstop in last place. However, since Ross & Tarryn won the Salvage Pass, decided to save Lucy & Emilia from elimination.
2: Adam & Dane initially checked 7th, but they were issued a 30-minute penalty for selling of their possessions. Four teams checked in during their penalty time and Adam & Dane were eliminated from the race.
3: Sticky & Sam, Michelle & Jo, Kym & Donna, Paul & Steve, Shane & Andrew, Lucy & Emilia and Sue & Teresa broke more than 15 pots during the Route Info task and received a 15 minute penalty at the pot drop off.
4: Teams on the fourth leg voted for who should receive the U-Turn. The team who has the most votes must complete the other option of the Detour they did not select. Paul & Steve received the most votes in a 6-1-1-1 vote and would be U-Turned.
5: Kym & Donna failed to complete the leg after being unable to locate the Meydan Racecourse. Hours after all the teams had checked into the pit stop, Kym & Donna still had not completed the final challenge. Grant came over to the area where they had spent the night and eliminated them.
6: James & Sarah took a 4 hour penalty at the Roadblock, less than 30 minutes later, Ross & Tarryn made their way to the pit stop, choosing also to take a penalty. These did not affect their placements.
7: Ross & Tarryn had been "marked for elimination," however, since they checked in last, they were eliminated without the 30-minute penalty.
8: Joseph & Grace arrived in 6th place, however, they were issued a two-hour penalty for pulling another teams belongings out of the taxi, which is a clear violation of a race rule. During that time Sticky & Sam checked in, dropping Joseph & Grace to last place, however it was a double-length leg.
9: Joseph & Grace failed to make it to the required area of the Great Wall of China for the Roadblock, instead traveling to the Inner Mongolia section of the Great Wall. After all teams had checked in, Grant came out to their location and eliminated them.
Teams on the fourth leg voted for who should receive the U-Turn. The team who has the most votes must complete the other option of the Detour they did not select.
|U-Turned:||Paul & Steve|
|Shane & Andrew||Paul & Steve|
|Paul & Steve||Sticky & Sam|
|Michelle & Jo||Paul & Steve|
|Joseph & Grace||Paul & Steve|
|Lucy & Emilia||Shane & Andrew|
|James & Sarah||Lucy & Emilia|
|Sticky & Sam||Paul & Steve|
|Ross & Tarryn||Paul & Steve|
|Kym & Donna||Paul & Steve|
- Firs introduction of the Salvage Pass which allows the recipient team a choice between a one-hour head start or saving the last team from elimination in that leg.
- First time that a Yield and Intersection were on the same leg of the race.
- First time to visit Cuba.
- First season to visit Philippines, India, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, France, Canada, and Mainland China.
- First season to visit the continent of North America.
- First introduction of the anonymous U-Turn where one team can remain anonymously (without putting up their own team sticker) and may force another team to complete the other option of the Detour that was not originally picked.
- First introduction of the Yield which allows any one team to force another team to stop racing for a predetermined amount of time.
- First appearance of the Must-Vote U-Turn in which required all teams team to vote for who should receive the U-Turn. The team with the most votes is forced to complete both of the Detour tasks upon arriving at the Detour.
|The Amazing Race Season Index|
|United States|| 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 ·|
16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25 · 26 · 27 ·
28 · 29 · 30
|Asia||1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5|
|Australia||1 · 2 · 3|
|Canada||1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5|
|China||1 · 2 · 3 · 4|
|China Rush||1 · 2 · 3|
|Israel||1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6|
|Latin America||1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6|
|Norway||1 · 2|
|The Philippines||1 · 2|
|Vietnam||1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5|