49 Hackathons in 2017
1675 b members

We are counting 49 Hackathons in 2017 so far. Plus we have 1675 members in our community.

About us

Hackathons Australia is a community group that empowers hackathons to have the right skills, people, partners, education and processes to ensure it is a success. To be informed about the hackathons, complete this form.

What we do

Help Hackathon organisers attract participants by being a Community Partner.
Let participants know which Hackathons are happening in their area.
Help partners/sponsors to be involved in the innovation ecosystem.
Build a community of people which get sh*t done and make a difference.

Contact us to find out more!

Participate (click your state for Hackathons)

NSW

LakeMacHack

June 16-18
Dantia SmartHub
Price: $16-66
Cash and business catalyst service prizes from Sponsors and partners.

Transport hackathon: Challenges involving buses, cyclists and rail

Random Hacks of Kindness

June 17-18
Commonwealth Bank Place, Darling Quarter &
Western Sydney
Price: Free

To define social challenges and put them out to volunteer technologists to solve.

Random Hacks of Kindness

June 17-18
Commonwealth Bank Place, Darling Quarter
Price: Free

To define social challenges and put them out to volunteer technologists to solve.

RGVcirculate - StartUp Hackathon

June 23-24
Coder Factory Academy
Price: Free

Unearth new ideas and talent that can drive a start-up venture to solve real Circular Economy problems leveraging Coca-Cola assets.

GovHack

July 28-30
Nationwide, Locations coming soon
Price: Free
Cash Prizes

Unearthed Sydney

August 25-27
TBA
Price: $50-$200

Develop prototype technology solutions to resource challenges.

UniHack Sydney

August
TBA

A university student hackathon for the very people who will become the next generation of developers, thinkers, and startup entrepreneurs

Victoria

IoTCup 2017

June 3-4
KPMG Melbourne
Price: Free

Part of the IoT Festival to to showcase creativity, technology expertise and passion for business innovation in the Internet of Things

Connect Hack

June 6
Eastern Innovation Business Centre
Price: Free
$1000 or Semma membership of up to $2000

Uncover the possibilities and potential of Business ICT.

#SheHacksVIC

July 14-16
The Dream Factory
Price: $110

Biggest all female hackathon.

Random Hacks of Kindness

June 17-18
Swinburne University & Bendigo
Price: Free

To define social challenges and put them out to volunteer technologists to solve.

#SheHacksVIC

June 23-25

Biggest all female hackathon

GovHack

July 28-30
Nationwide, Locations coming soon
Price: Free
Cash Prizes

UniHack Melbourne

A university student hackathon for the very people who will become the next generation of developers, thinkers, and startup entrepreneurs

SHACK

September 25-26
One Roof Melbourne 79 City Road #77 Southbank, VIC 3006
$25

Bring your family along and turn your ideas into reality.

South Australia

Techfugees Adelaide Hackathon

May 26
Adelaide
Price: Free

Help improve the lives of refugee families in Australia

GovHack

July 28-30
Nationwide, Locations coming soon
Price: Free
Cash Prizes

Western Australia

GovHack

July 28-30
Nationwide, Locations coming soon
Price: Free
Cash Prizes

Queensland

Homelessness Hackathon 2017

June 2-4
River City Labs
Price: $103, HACKATHONSAUS for 50% off tickets (Discounted price for HackAUS members)
Hackathon to develop long-term and sustainable solutions to the problems facing homeless people.

Bringing together the brightest and nicest techies and professionals to work together and 'give back'

Startup Weekend Rockhampton

June 2-4
The Smart Hub
Price: $20

Open to all ideas

VR Hackathon Brisbane

June 2-4
Brisbane Powerhouse
Price: Free

Use virtual reality and related technologies to develop innovative hardware and software solutions

Startup Weekend - Tourism and Events

June 16-18
Canvas Coworking Inc
Price: $99
$1,000

Explore new opportunities for visitors to learn, experience and appreciate science, technology, engineering, mathematics and innovation through rich tourism experiences.

Random Hacks of Kindness

June 17-18
Brisbane & Ipswich
Price: Free

To define social challenges and put them out to volunteer technologists to solve.

GovHack

July 28-30
Nationwide, Locations coming soon
Price: Free
Cash Prizes

Health Hack

August 6-9
HIC
Price: $50-$200

Projects will be judged on their ability to connect care and the value they can bring to a connected healthcare system

World Drone Challenge

September 8-10
University of Queensland's Gatton Campus
Price: $49-139

Bring the future of drone technology to life!

Darwin

GovHack

July 28-30
Nationwide, Locations coming soon
Price: Free
Cash Prizes

Hobart

GovHack

July 28-30
Nationwide, Locations coming soon
Price: Free
Cash Prizes

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Past Hackathons (click your state for Hackathons)

NSW

HunterHackFest

May 19-20
Eighteen04
$10-$20

Create next-generation ideas for Newcastle and the Hunter Region as part of the Hunter Innovation Festival

The Smith Family Hackathon

May 11-12
Sydney
Price: Free

Create social impact

Smart Cities Hackathon

May 8-9
Hilton Hotel
Price: Free
$9,000 in cash prizes

Build smarter cities

Facebook Sydney Hackathon

April 29-30
Facebook
Price: Free

Create a working product or prototype from scratch

NASA Space Apps

April 29-30 | Info Night: Friday April 21 at 6pm
UTS
Price: Free
Get featured on Open NASA

Engage with open data to address real-world problems, on Earth and in space.

AngelHack Global Hackathon Series: Sydney

April 29-30
Blue Chili, 125 York St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Price: $10
An exclusive invite to our HACKcelerator, $200 in AWS Credits per person through AWS Activate.

Hackathon that is not limited to one theme or challenge and is open to any ideas.

#breakinglaw Hackathon

March 31-April 2
UTS
Price: Free
Cash prizes totalling $15,000

Using technology, problem themes may include the 21st century digital age, remote working, online personal data and protecting creative work.

Female Football Federation Australia Hackathon

March 17-19
CoderFactory
Price: Free
TBC

Help improve the experience for girls participating in football and the Westfield W-League fan engagement

UTS Ericsson Hackathon

March 16-17
Building 11, UTS
Price: Free
Fast-track through the Ericsson Graduate Program, win cash prizes, and take your hackathon solution into a Capstone or Project subject for your final year, or further develop your team’s vision through the Software Development Studio

Create innovative solutions for transport systems for smart cities

Sydney VR Hackathon March 2017

March 10-13
Academy of Interactive Entertainment
Price: Free
AORUS X7 DT

An open Hackathon for everyone interested in VR

Editor's Lab

March 9-10
Macleay College
Price: Free
Help journalists engage more deeply with their audiences

An open Hackathon for everyone interested in VR

Sydney Startup Weekend

March 3-5
WeWork, Pyrmont
Price: $75 Early Bird
TBC

Be in the ideal environment to build a startup. Outcomes: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sydney-startup-weekend-recap-toby-heap

Enabled by Design-athon

February 24-25
University of Sydney
Price: Free
$10,000 in cash and prizes, an accelerator by Remarkable

Hack solutions for everyday challenges as identified by people with disabilities, therapists and caregivers

MPID Health Hackathon

February 25-26
Macquarie University
Price: Free
  • 1st Prize - $3000
  • 2nd Prize - $2000
  • 3rd Prize - $1000

Using NAB’s unique data-sets and APIs, develop a digital based solution to support, empower and provide insights to health industry customers.

Data Driven Hackathon

February 25-26
Fishburners
Price: Free
None

Bring your ideas to life using data

Victoria

Budget Hack

May 2-17
Thoughtworks
Price: Free

Explore different ways and make sense of the state budget information

Melbourne Datathon

April 13 - May 5
  • Day 1 - ZENDESK, CNR COLLINS and QUEEN
  • Day 2- GURROWA INNOVATION LAB, TELSTRA, LEVEL 2, 242 EXHIBITION STREET
  • Day 3- RMIT SWANSTON ACADEMIC BUILDING, 445 SWANSTON ST
  • Day 4- NAB ARENA, 700 BOURKE, DOCKLANDS
Price:
Cash prizes totalling $5,000

Learning and knowledge transfer – with access to secret data

The Hack

May 4
HASSELL, VIC
Free

Your opportunity to create an idea that truly disrupts and redesigns the city to improve community health and happiness

AngelHack Global Hackathon Series: Melbourne

May 6-7
The Dream Factory
Price: $10
An exclusive invite to our HACKcelerator

A hackathon that is not limited to one theme or challenge and is open to any ideas.

Telstra Innovation Challenge

May 6-7
Gurrowa Innovation Lab
Winning teams will receive some fantastic gear, a cash prize, and more!

Solve some of the largest problems that Australian agriculture faces.

Codebrew

March 17-19
Lab 14, The University of Melbourne
Price: Free
Win up to $3,500 total cash and Microsoft Prizes

Help the world stay open, encourage trust between people and provoke meaningful connection and conversation

Unearthed Melbourne

March 17-19
General Assembly
Price: $50, $10 off with 'Unearthed Community'
  • 1st prize - AUD $2500 + AWS credits
  • 2nd prize - AUD $1500 + AWS credits
  • Young Innovator Award - AUD $1000 + AWS credits
  • People’s Choice Award - Tech prizes

Develop prototype technology solutions to resource challenges

PharmHack

March 3-5
Inspire9
Price: Free
Win up to $8,000 in prizes

Innovating the pharmaceutical industry. Outcomes: https://ajp.com.au/news/sickie-app-takes-top-prize/

Western Bulldogs Hackathon

February 24-25
Library of Ballarat
Price:
TBC

Use data from the City of Ballarat and Western Bulldogs

NAB Labs Hackathon

February 24-25
Gurrowa Innovation Lab
Price: Free
$10,000 cash

Help customers move to easier, faster, richer payments and build, monitor, and manage wealth

Brisbane

Give Backathon

May 20-21
Queensland Government's Startup Precinct
Price: Free
3 months x Complementary casual membership at Fishburners $500 "Best Hacker" Award

Bringing together the brightest and nicest techies and professionals to work together and 'give back'

AngelHack Global Hackathon Series: Brisbane

May 13-14
QUT Design Lab
Price: $10, Code: Free4HackAUS
An exclusive invite to our HACKcelerator, $200 in AWS Credits per person through AWS Activate,Rocket ship entry into the CityConnect bootcamp, exclusive to the 30 top candidates of the programs 500+ applicants.

Hackathon that is not limited to one theme or challenge and is open to any ideas.

Startup Weekend Gold Coast

May 5-7
Bond University
Price: $75

Building a business in a weekend, Silicon Valley style

Unearthed Brisbane

April 21-23
River City Labs
Price: $50
TBC

Join in the fun and excitement by working in teams to develop the next generation of technology solutions used by the resources industry

Hack the Reef

March 25
Innovation HQ
Price: Free
Tickets to Myriad on 29-31 March in Brisbane, where they will present their winning concept

Find solutions to problems facing the Great Barrier Reef

Flight Centre Data Hackathon

March 24-26
Fishburners
Price: Free
$10,000

Use the purchase history of the customer, plus any data sources they can find and use responsibly, to further equip our agents with useful insights to share with customers while planning their travel

Startup Weekend - Creative Tech

March 17-19
QUT Creative Industries Precinct
Price: $99
TBC

Combining technology, psychology, art and design to create immersive, personalised and multi-sensory experiences

Digital Conservation "DigiCon"­­ Hackathon

March 17-19
Fire Station 101
Price: Free
$30,000 for the product development

Create a technical solution for local community digital conservation and receive seed funding to grow your business

Techfugees

March 17-19
River City Labs
Price: Free
$600 cash prizes

Bring together tech engineers, former refugees and asylum seekers, entrepreneurs and startups together with NGOs and other agencies in order to address the crisis in ways where the technology world can bring its considerable firepower develop creative tech solutions to help refugees settle into the Queensland community.

BOQ Hackathon

March 3-5
River City Labs
Price: $59
TBC

Collaborate and get involved with a group of motivated individuals passionate about disrupting the business banking and financial technology industries

MCT1 Hackathon

February 17-19
Fishburners
Price: $25
Progress your game with Magikcraft

Producing a modified version of Minecraft for children with Type 1 Diabetes and their families. Outcomes: http://www.mct1.io/

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