With border restrictions due to COVID-19, we made the decision to not host a physical Red Carpet Awards event this year.

What was normally an invite-only event for our finalists, volunteers and sponsors is now going to be presented online.

Across 12 days, there will be a series of online events and twice daily announcements of our winners, on our social media accounts! See below for our Schedule of events and Order of Awards announcements.

This allows all GovHack participants, future hackers and family and friends of winners, to be able to join in and celebrate together!

Join us online to find out the winners of our National and International Challenges and to celebrate the achievements and creativity of teams that participated in GovHack 2020. 

GovHack 2020 Red Carpet Awards- Schedule

  • 14 October
    ⭐ Red Carpet Awards Opening
  • 15 October
    ⭐ Meet the Makers (Virtual Event)
  • 16 October
    ⭐ Presentation from Lead International Sponsor, Infosys
    ⭐ GovHack New Zealand Awards (Livestreamed)
  • 17 - 21st October
    ⭐ Australian Award Winners Announced
  • 22nd - 23rd October
    ⭐ International Award Winners Announced
  • 24 October
    ⭐ GovHack Award Winners Announced
  • 25 October
    ⭐ Red Carpet Award Closing

How can you participate in our 2020 Virtual Awards?

⭐ Make sure you’re following our social media accounts, where the winner announcements will be made

    • @GovHackAU Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/GovHackAU/)
      @GovHackAU Twitter (https://twitter.com/govhackau
       GovHack LinkedIn (https://au.linkedin.com/company/govhack

Turn on post-notifications for our accounts above, so you don’t miss any important announcements!

⭐ Starting from the 14th October, keep an eye on our social media where announcements will be made from 10am aest

    • Our Finalists and Winners will be announced according to the ‘Order of Awards’ schedule below.

    • From 17 – 24 October, there will be two announcements per day, at 10am and 2pm (aest).
      All finalists (Honourable Mentions, Runners Up) of the award will be presented and the winner will be announced via a special video message from the Challenge Sponsor!

⭐ We encourage you to get involved and please like, reshare, comment and tag @GovHackAU in your posts! If you’re a finalist, why not reshare the success of your teams project? 

Register for our ”Meet the Makers” Event

    • We are giving International, National and State finalists the opportunity to showcase their project to a wider audience. This event is normally invite-only but we encourage you to get involved in this interactive event, where you can ”Meet the Makers” of our best GovHack projects, to find out more about their winning ideas!

    • For more information head to govhack.org/2020-meet-the-makers/

    • To register, go to govhack.org/2020-maker-rego

When will the challenge winners be announced?

⭐ From 17th – 24th October, there will be two awards announced, per day- one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  Each award may have an Honourable Mention, Runner Up and of course Winner, these will all be announced only on our Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter channels and website.  See below for the announcement timings ⭐
10AM / 2PM (AEST)  
Sponsor & Challenge Announced
10.30AM / 2.30PM (AEST) 
All Finalist Projects Announced
11AM / 3PM (AEST) 
Honourable Mention/s Announced
Runner/s Up Announced
Winning team / project announced via video message from the challenge sponsor

The timing has been noted in AEST but we know we have GovHackers all across Australia and New Zealand, so check the table below to see when the announcement will be for you, at your local time!



Afternoon Announcement

WA (awst)



NT (acst)



SA (acdt)



QLD (aest)



VIC, NSW, TAS, ACT (aedt)



New Zealand (nzdt)