GovHack 2015

GovHack is an annual competition that brings together geeks, digital creatives, data analysts, story tellers, entrepreneurs and civic society enthusiasts to work together in teams over 46 Hours to explore, mash up, ideate and communicate your concepts using open Government data.

The event provides an opportunity for Governments and Industry to support our innovative communities through sponsorship and the release of new open Government data.

Teams are eligible for some great prizes, in addition to honour and fame:

  • International GovHack Prizes
  • Australian or New Zealand GovHack Prizes
  • Official Local Prizes
  • People’s Choice Award
  • Spirit of GovHack Prizes for outstanding participation and collaboration both locally and overall

A few lucky local representatives from GovHack finalists teams may also receive flights and accommodation to the GovHack Red Carpet Awards.

We provide everything you’ll need (BYO laptop & developer tools) to create to your heart’s content, for glory, or money, or both!

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 special thanks to the volunteers who run Local GovHack events.
Sponsoring GovHack 2016 If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact GovHack Australia at or GovHack New Zealand at
The GovHack Global Operations Team Click through to find us on Twitter and Google+ Richard TubbJan Bryson,  Alex Sadleir, Alysha Thomas, Keith Moss,  Gavin Tapp

Privacy Statement/Disclaimer
GovHack is run under the auspices of Linux Australia.