Cairns - Queensland

Event Information

GovHack is an annual Open Data competition held across Australia. In 2018 it will be held on the weekend of 7th - 9th September.

In 46 hours teams create a project page, proof of concept and a video that tells the story of how government data can be reused.

Doors generally open at 6pm local time Friday 7th September (confirm with event times below).

Some venues will keep the doors open all 46 hours! However good ideas need sleep, so many will close late and reopen in the morning.

Attending a GovHack event

GovHack is a free event to attend for competitors.

GovHack events are recorded in video, audio and photographic form. By attending, you acknowledge and accept that you may be the subject of such recording and your image may be publicly displayed in connection to the event. We will seek to accommodate but cannot guarantee any specific wish not to be recorded or image displayed.

Node events may not have all the bells and whistles of an Official event. They are unique as they cater to our community groups with Youth, Makers or Special Interest themes.

Registration Type:




U Block the TAFE Cairns
14-42 Eureka street


theSPACE is accessible to wheelchairs and there are 2 main doors, we have a kitchenette upstairs with a roaster, sandwich press, fridge and microwave. Upstairs can be accessed via elevator. There is also a disabled toilet.

Youth Support:

Youth are welcome, with parental supervision


There is plenty of onsite parking and a public bus that comes to the TAFE

State Sponsors

State Award Naming Rights and Premier Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

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