GovHack 2015 on 3-5 July

GovHack is an annual open data competition held all over Australia and New Zealand. Teams are eligible for some great prizes, in addition to honour and fame at our Red Carpet Awards.

We’ve kicked off planning for GovHack 2015 so check it out and join the mailing list to to get ongoing updates for 2015 and early registration in May.

Check out the  2014 GovHack HighLights! You can also check out the 2014 Winners page,  or  all the project videos.

After the success of GovHack 2014, we have now gone Global!
New Zealand joins the party in 2015!
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11 Locations Across the Nation in 2014

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1300 hackers X 46 hours = 69,000 hrs

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That lead to 170 new concepts created.

We fill a room with as many web and application developers, open data & visualisation gurus, user experience folk, graphic artists, data journos, augmented reality-ists, mobile maesters, and open government enthusiasts and set them loose on government data sets to create new mashups, data visualisations,apps and ideas. We provide everything you’ll need to hack to your hearts content, for glory, or money, or both! On hand will be:
  • Data “owners” and mentors from a range of technology backgrounds
  • Copious amounts of power, wifi, food and caffeine
  • A range of developer tools and support throughout the comp
GovHack runs over 46 hours starting with the competition categories announced on the Friday night of the launch. Teams work through the weekend and by Sunday 5pm you have to have submitted your team page, 3 minute video of your concept and any code/source materials.  



Social Media  –  share your  GovHack experiences  via a blog, Twitter (#govhack), Flickr (tagged govhack).

Past GovHacks -Check out GovHack 2014GovHack 2013 and GovHack 2012 for competition highlights and awesome community efforts.


GovHack Sponsors

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Who’s behind GovHack? This is a non-profit event proudly run by volunteers who form the GovHack Coordination Team. Our ongoing thanks to everyone who gets involved and makes GovHack awesome! That is, the hackers, data providers, sponsors, mentors and a spacial thanks to the volunteers who run Local GovHack events.
Sponsoring GovHack 2015 A call for 2015 sponsors is now open. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact GovHack Australia at or GovHack New Zealand at
The GovHack Coordination Team Click through to find us on Twitter and Google+ Pia WaughGeoff Mason (G+), Gavin Tapp, Alex Sadleir,  Sharen Scott, Steven De Costa,  Richard Tubb, Jan Bryson, Alysha Thomas, Keith Moss, Cherie Ellis, Diana Ferry

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