GovHack 2015 CanberraGovHack 2016 is happening over Friday 29th July — Sunday 31st July, 2016.

Here to find out more about the GovHack competition? This is the right place! Our event is held over a 46-hour period, starting on Friday night at 7pm. To participate in GovHack, you’ll need to attend one of our Official or Node venues.

We also encourage you to attend the GovHack connections event which is in your state, a few weeks before the GovHack main event.

General Info

Form your own team and hustle to produce the greatest open data creation! GovHack is for everyone from artists and storytellers through to developers and entrepreneurs.

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2016 Year in Review

Overview GovHack 2016 was the biggest GovHack yet and has established the annual event as one of the biggest government open data hackathons in the world. The 46 hour event, held on the weekend of 29-31 July, attracted over 3,000 participants to 40 locations across Australia and New Zealand. Digital creatives formed into teams – supported…

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Spirit of GovHack winners

The Spirit of GovHack is the link between producing awesome and being awesome; making things and making things happen; developing something of value, whilst valuing most the people with whom you have developed it.

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Our National and State Sponsors

Our sponsors at National and State levels are vital to GovHack’s success. GovHack is non-profit. Only with their help and contributions can we organise prizes, catering, and the Red Carpet Awards.

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Participant Handbook

Every competing team must adhere to our rules in order to be eligible for GovHack prizes. Our rules are based around fair play and having a great experience, as well as the spirit of using open data.

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Types of events

Expect slightly different things at the different types of events. Watch out for themes you may be particularly interested in hacking on!

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Over the years we’ve gathered some tips on how to have a good hackathon. Read on to find out more about tickets, what to bring, timelines, tips, and free food!

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Connections Events

Connections events are a chance to meet the event hosts and mentors, before the event weekend. Get your tickets now!

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