GovHack 2014 has been announced! Mark 11-13 July 2014 in your calendar and check out the announcement to read about the call for sponsors/agencies/local event coordinators (alternative link), plans for more data, Code for Australia and the inaugural GovHack Red Carpet event. Ooh la la!

GovHack: All over Australia, hundreds of hackers form teams and work together to create the best new mashups, data visualisations and apps with Gov data.

Check out the reports from GovHack 2013 and GovHack 2012 for more about the competition and awesome community efforts.

Our ongoing thanks to everyone who gets involved and makes GovHack awesome! That is, the hackers, data providers, sponsors, mentors and the national and local event organisers. We had 8 official local events in 2013, let’s see how many we can get for 2014!

You can subscribe to GovHack 2014 announcements, or to get involved in the broader open knowledge community, we suggest you join the OKFN au community mailing list, where future GovHack news will be announced.

Recording from the GovHack 2013 Closing Ceremony – Sunday 2nd June.

You can follow along with all the action at #govhack on Twitter.

After GovHack 2013, everyone else was left 23 years behind.

900 hackers x 48hrs hacking = 43,200hrs.
That’s 5,400 eight hour days, or 1,080 weeks.
There are 47 working weeks in a year.

Sydney + Canberra + Adelaide + Tasmania + Perth + Melbourne + Brisbane + Gold Coast

What is GovHack?

Who should come along?
What's in it for me?

Capturing the conversation

This event is all about sharing and networking so expect to be photographed, recorded, and videoed. If you don’t wish to have your photo taken or be recorded – let the person holding the camera or one of the events volunteers know.

The conversation will also be happening online so remember to share your thoughts and experience via a blog post, Twitter (#govhack), Flickr (tagged govhack), IRC (#govhack on freenode), share resources on the govcampau wiki – whatever channel you choose!

Past GovHacks

GovHack 2012 was run by volunteers from the Gov 2.0 Community, Rewired State and the eGovernment Technology Cluster. See the report including all the winners at

GovHack was originally an Australian initiative by Web Directions. They ran the first GovHack which was funded by the Gov 2.0 Taskforce in 2009 as part of their MashUp Australia initiative.

Register for GovHack 2014

Sponsors, Agencies & Local Event Enquiries

Subscribe to GovHack 2014 Announcements

Foundation Sponsor

NICTAe-gov cluster

Lead Agency

dept of comms

Gold Sponsors

  Microsoft Logo Socrata

Gold Agencies

  NSS ABS Logo gold_stacked nsla

Silver Sponsors


Silver Agencies

  deptindustry NAALogoBlue

Satellite Sponsors

Local sponsors for particular locations are listed on the Sponsors page

GovHack Tweets

Who’s behind GovHack?

This is a non-profit event proudly run by volunteers, and put together with support from the Australian Gov 2.0 community (#gov2au).

Sponsoring GovHack 2014

A call for 2014 sponsors is now open. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact: Pia Waugh (0400 966 453) or Sharen Scott (0417 068 875)

The GovHack Volunteers

Click through to find us on Twitter and Google+ Pia WaughGeoff Mason (G+), Gavin Tapp, Alex Sadleir, Clare Paine, Sharen Scott, Steven De Costa, Diana Ferry and Steph Mellor. A huge thank you to Richard Tubb, Jan Bryson, and to Ana and Michael from the NICTA eGov and Technology Cluster for their huge support too!
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