Why Sponsor GovHack?

GovHack is a community event, run primarily by volunteers across Australia & New Zealand, being free to attend, for everyone, everywhere and we rely on your support to make all that happen.

Sponsorship gives you an opportunity to test and try a particular tricky problem or idea that you or your organisation has been considering, investigating, pondering and procrastinating over. GovHack is a quick way to consider viability and gather a plethora of ideas that are typically not available in the ideation and concept phases.

As a sponsor, you get the opportunity to judge all the entries in your category, and that’s where you will find not just finalists and winners, but nuggets of information, seeds of thought, critical thinking, innovative ideas and quirky concepts to help you formulate the direction of your challenges and problems beyond GovHack.

Sponsoring an award aligns organisations with a respected community event which has established strong ties to Australian and New Zealand developer and creative communities. The hackers that take part in GovHack are often in demand as their skills become visible to sponsors and suitably tested! It’s a great way to connect with and potentially recruit new critical thinkers, creative and technical skills.

All sponsors have the option to invite any GovHack team to submit formal quotes to undertake further work on the project they started during GovHack.

As a sponsor, you can submit a dataset (or datasets) which will be featured to competitors. There is a plethora datasets that can be used in entries. By featuring a dataset, your data will rise to the top. As a sponsor you can shine some light on your data and encourage use in the competition by submitting featured datasets.

Alternatively, you could feature a theme of data from your publishing organisation by submitting an appropriate link.The dataset(s) featured must be in line with our open data principles and at a minimum must be:

  •  Discoverable on an official government data portal
  •  Open format
  •  Openly licenced
 GovHack provides government at all levels with the ability to directly engage with a passionate hacker community to find creative and innovative mashups to defined (or not so defined) civic problems using government agency open data. Our passionate and creative hackers showcase the potential of open data to help solve the challenges facing government and its citizens. This year, GovHack will run seven key opportunities for sponsors to engage in, starting in June! 

Click the button below to find out more information and to receive our Sponsorship Prospectus!

Lead International Sponsor


International Sponsors and Partners


Australian National Sponsors

australian Bureau of Statistics
australian taxation office
Department of Education, Skills and Employment
Telstra Dev

Australian Community Partner

Hackathons International
Luma Institute

Australian Capital Territory Sponsors and Partners​

ACT Government
Premier Sponsor

New South Wales Sponsors and Partners

NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Platinum Sponsor
Event Partner

Queensland Sponsors and Partners

Queensland Government
Platnium Sponsor
Moreton Bay Regional Council
Silver Sponsor
The University of Queensland
Silver Sponsor
Split Spaces
Venue Partner
Split Spaces
Venue Partner
Moreton Bay Regional Council
Supporting Sponsor

South Australia Sponsors and Partners

Silver Sponsor
Stone and Chalk
Event Partner
Torrens University Australia
Venue Partner
Adelaide University Entrepreneur Clubg
Community Partner
Founders Institute
Commnuity Partner
Founders Institute
Commnuity Partner

Tasmania Sponsors and Partners

Premier Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
University of Tasmania
Event Partner
Venue Partner

Victoria Sponsors and Partners

Melbourne Water
Gold Sponsor
Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria
Gold Sponsor

Western Australia Sponsors and Partners

City of Fremantle
Gold Sponsor
University of Notre Dame
Gold Sponsor
Two 21
Bronze Sponsor
Breakthru WA
Venue Partner
City of Albany
Supporting Partner