100 Hackathons in 2017
1922 b members

We are counting 85 Hackathons in 2017 so far. Plus we have 1922 members in our community.

What is a Hackathon?

A hackathon is an intensive session where people come together to solve problems using technology. We are a community of 'do-ers', innovators and get sh*t done. Read more...

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.

Participate in Australia (click your state for Hackathons)

NSW

OpenStack Cloud App Hackathon

Rescheduled
Doltone House, Australian Technology Park 2 Locomotive St, Eveleigh NSW 2015
$29
Event tickets for OpenStack Summit in Vancouver 2017

Participants are invited to hack up the stack and create the best cloud application using the worlds leading open cloud platform.

Immersive tech Hackathon for disability support

November 29-30
Level E10 Hilmer building, UNSW
Free
$1000 cash prize and upto $50,000 funding

Develop impactive solutions for the disability sector in a highly collaborative and innovative environment.

API Hackathon

December 1-2
Royal Randwick Racecourse
Free
There is $8,000 in cash and other prizes to be given away, including a massive $5,000 for the winning team or individual

Create applications that leverage the Freelancer platform, and the army of Freelancers that use the site.

Makers: Health

December 1-3
3/487 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
$25

Create innovative solutions to real world health problems.

Hack for Family and Domestic Violence

December 8-10
Vibewire
$10
$1500, coworking space and AcademyXi credits

Solve social, technical, cultural and behavioural challenges of family and domestic violence

Victoria

AgInnovation

Event delayed until further notices
La Trobe University
Price: Free
1st Prize: $500, accelerator program, mentoring, workspace, subscriptions

Agribusiness need to do more with less water. Water infrastructure is changing, so to is the environment and climate.

TOM: Melbourne

December 1-3
Swinburne University of Technology
Price: Free

Bringing together people with disabilities and Makers to develop open source assistive technology to address everyday challenges.

SuperHack 2017

December 2-3
Melbourne University
Price: Free
Mentorship, monetary prize awarded to their school to fund engineering development, 3D printers

Superhero theme to encourage young women to take an interest in engineering.

South Australia

No Hackathons held...

Western Australia

No Hackathons held...

Queensland

Barkathon

December 1-3
Fire Station 101
Price: Free
Receive up to $30,000 in product development funding plus mentoring support to grow their idea through a Fire Station 101 Innovation Hub membership

Discover and develop solutions that will benefit dog owners, their neighbours and the wider community through technology and innovation

Darwin

No Hackathons held...

Hobart

No Hackathons held...


Social Events


Past Hackathons (click your state for Hackathons)

NSW

WWF Hackathon

November 23-24
TBC
Free
Up to $10,000 in cash prizes, consultation, co working space, injection into Panda Labs Incubator Program

Uncover and develop innovative and valuable new solutions and linked with the Sustainable Development Goals and the future of cities.

Blockathon

November 24-26
Michael Crouch Innovation Centre
Free

Blockathon is a crypto-epic - 72 hour - competition that aims to tackle real world problems unleashing all the potential of blockchain technology.

Transport Hackathon

November 2-3
Macquarie University Incubator
Free
Incubator Program and other prizes

Challenges will focus on mobility and connectivity in Macquarie Park, with a lens towards flexible working, the night-time economy, sustainable transport, community activities, last mile transport, asset-sharing, talent-sharing, and other areas to help reduce congestion.

HealthHack

November 3-4
Kinghorn Cancer 370 Victoria St, Darlinghurst 2010
Free

A national event that helps medical researchers, health professionals and students find innovative solutions to important problems.

Arts Screen Hackathon

November 11-12
Australian Film Television and Radio School
Free
$5,000

Increase Australian screen content that is inspired by the arts.

Techfugees

October 27-29
Fairfield Youth and Community Centre
Free
Cash prizes and others to support the solutions

‘Co-design’ solutions with refugees is now used in the growing global Techfugees movement

Initiate48

October 20-22
Fishburners
$50
Sponsorship funding

High school students from across Australia gather to build their very own startups

HackLab

October 7-8
muruD
Free
The top 3 will present to the Everything IoT Global Leaders Summit 

Come up with tremendously innovative ways to improve our lives using IoT

Gamer Dev Jam 2017

October 7-9
Bega Valley Regional Learning Centre
$25
$500

Spend two days working solo or as a team building your own video game

TADHack Global - Sydney

September 23-24
muru-D, 175 Liverpool St, Sydney
Free
Cash Prizes

Learn, share, code and create using the tools and technologies available in telecommunications.

HealthTech Solvathon

September 15-16
376 Hub
$17

The challenge is to design + develop 1st generation technical prototypes or outline a concept to address a healthcare problem with targeted use of contemporary technology

#Hack4Homelessness

September 15-17
Vibewire
Free

Help homelessness in Sydney

Unearthed Sydney

August 25-27
Stone and Chalk
Price: $50-$200, $10 off using 'UnearthedCommunity'
1st prize, $2500 + presentation at AIMEX conference. 2nd prize, $1500. Young Innovator, $1000. People’s Choice, tech prizes.

Develop prototype technology solutions to resource challenges.

UniHack Sydney

August 19-20
Stone and Chalk
Price: $15-$25
$3000

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

Humanitarian Toolbox

August 14-15
Hilton Sydney
Free

Write code and save lives!

Makers: Health

August 11-13
Centre for Independent Studies. Level 1, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney
Price: Free
N/A

A health hack with the theme of Saving Time, Saving Lives - reducing the time cost of accessing health services, through tech.

Improving Life with Data

August 11-13
Stone and Chalk
Free
$5,000 plus other prizes to reward creative ideas

Looking for ways to improve the lives of Australians with transactional data.

GovHack

July 28-30
Nationwide
Price: Free
Cash Prizes

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.

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

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

NAB SME Hackathon @ Intersekt

October 27-29
$20
$5,000 + Opportunity to demo @ Singapore FinTech Festival

How can we use transactional data to improve the lives of Australians?

HealthHack

November 3-5
Thoughtworks
Free

A national event that helps medical researchers, health professionals and students find innovative solutions to important problems.

Data Driven Hackathon

November 18-19
Rea Group HQ - 511 Church Street, Richmond VIC 3121
Free

Make the best use of complementary data sets to discover new angle on insights, new business case or potentially entire new revenue stream

Blockchain and Smart Cities hackathon

October 20-22
RMIT
$35-$115
Prize Money

SmartCitiesHack Melbourne brings together the brightest minds to develop innovative solutions, utilising IOT, Blockchain and Big Data to introduce smart technology to solve real world problems, in one of Australia's largest cities.

EnergyHack

October 20-22
Melbourne Energy Institute and Powershop
$25
$5,000 cash, Powershop power credits and a cosy dinner with leaders in the energy and start-up community

As power prices in Australia continue to soar upwards and the threat of a repeat of state-wide blackouts loom – finding the key to unlocking reliable, 24-7, high quality, cheap, climate friendly energy at scale is becoming more and more urgent. The race is on and the question on everyone’s lips is: what will it take for Australia, with its abundant renewable resources, to lead the global marketplace in this space?

Hackoffeethon

October 13-14
EIBC, 5 Hartnet Close, Mulgrave VIC 3170
$10 (individual) $40 (for team of up to 6)
A years supply of coffee and barista masterclass for team of 6. $3,000 Kickstarter team bank account. $1,500 Alternative brew kits (Chemex, V60 pourover, Cold brew – includes filter paper, scales and of course some coffee to get you brewing!) $1,300 Dinner for 6 people @ Kisumé restaurant (private dining available) $1,000

A meeting of like minded peeps who want to explore how technology can have a profound & positive impact on the coffee industry.

Quantify

September 30-Oct 1
Monash University Caulfield
$20
Be judged on Best Visualisation, Best Model and Best Pitch

Extract insights, produce visualisations, create predictive models or build data-related products at the event.

Hack the world

October 7-8
Carlton and United Breweries
Apply for free travel
$10,000

A meeting of like minded peeps who want to explore how technology can have a profound & positive impact on the coffee industry.

Hack For Humanity

September 25-26
La Trobe University
Price: Free
A chance to be selected as part of the La Trobe University Accelerator Program

Addressing issues that exist within the Emergency Services and Disaster Management space, we will be bringing together teams to provide solutions to current challenges faced.

SHACK

September 25-26
One Roof
$25

Bring your family along and turn your ideas into reality.

TADHack Global - Melbourne

September 23-24
Oracle Melbourne office. Level 5, 417 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3000
Free
Cash Prizes

Learn, share, code and create using the tools and technologies available in telecommunications.

FutureWorkplace Hackathon

September 4-5
Telstra
$40 for individuals, $100 for teams
$10k in Cash Prizes

Predict the future workplace of 2040, around productivity, efficiency and safety.

Peninsula Hack

August 11-13
Frankston Foundry
$30 for individuals, $100 for teams

Discuss challenges, explore opportunities and showcase innovations surrounding the Gig Economy to solve unemployment through to self employment - the future of work

Improving Life with Data

August 11-13
Cognizant Collaboratory
Free
$5,000 plus other prizes to reward creative ideas

Looking for ways to improve the lives of Australians with transactional data.

UniHack Melbourne

August 5-6
Monash Business School
$30

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

GovHack

July 28-30
Nationwide
Price: Free
Cash Prizes

#SheHacksVIC

July 14-16
The Dream Factory
Price: $110

Biggest all female hackathon.

Business Analytics Datathon

July 1-2
Melbourne University
Price: Free
$25,000 cash prize pool

Showcasing how advanced analytics can ‘Transform decision making’ using SAS analytics software and Data Republic’s data sharing platform

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

Global VR Hackathon

June 23-25
The Dream Factory
3 x Tickets to China with hotel rooms to compete in the international finals of the Global Hackathon

For those interested in VR, AR and MR.

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.

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

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

HackFest

November 24-26
The Hive Business Space, Maroochydore
Price: Free
$20,000

Turning ideas into solutions for a better Sunshine Coast.

Tanda Hackathon

October 27-28
Tanda HQ
$25
Three prizes

Build something cool

Big Data Big Heart

October 27-29
Fishburners
Price: Free
Amazon Alexas, IoT Buttons, and a trip to AWS re:Invent 2017 event in Las Vegas. Includes Flights, Accommodation and full access to the event.

Produce solutions for Diabetes Queensland, Epilepsy Queensland, and Life Flight, using Amazon Web Services and Big Data.

Global Startup Weekend Brisbane

November 17-19
River City Labs
Price: From $16.37

Startup Weekend is your chance to collaborate and get involved with a group of motivated individuals hell-bent on disrupting their industry of choice.

Urban Utilities’ Water Startup Challenge ‘17

October 20-22
Fire Station 101
Price: $10-$20
Potential funding to take to the next stage of development

Water travels through a vast network of pipes and infrastructure, create new solutions that will help take Queensland Urban Utilities to take water management to the next level

TADHack Global - Brisbane

September 23-24
QUT, Gardens Point Campus, 2 George St, Brisbane City - J Block
Price: Free
Cash Prizes

Learn, share, code and create using the tools and technologies available in telecommunications.

Future Drone Innovation Challenge

September 8-10
River City Labs
Price: $49-$139

Bring the future of drone technology to life!

CUA Hackathon

August 18-20
River City Labs
Price: $59, Free using 'CUAGuest'
$5000 cash prize

This year's Hackathon is centred around the theme Millennials: Tech, Trust, and Relationships.

Assisted Devices Hackathon

August 18-20
TAFE Queensland North
Price: Free

People with a disability - and a well-identified need - will work with a team of makers, mentored by a manufacturing industry expert, to develop a prototype that meets their needs.

The Code Network Winter Hackathon

August 11-13
QUT Gardens Point Campus
Price: Free

Build the coolest stuff you can, your project will be judged based on how technically deep it is, how entrepreneurially successful it is, or simply how creatively cool it is.

Hacking Health

August 7-9
HIC
Price: $10-$50

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

Assisted Devices Hackathon

August 4-6
TAFE Queensland South West
Price: Free

People with a disability - and a well-identified need - will work with a team of makers, mentored by a manufacturing industry expert, to develop a prototype that meets their needs.

GovHack

July 28-30
Nationwide
Price: Free
Cash Prizes

Assisted Devices Hackathon

July 28-30
Mackay
Price: Free

People with a disability - and a well-identified need - will work with a team of makers, mentored by a manufacturing industry expert, to develop a prototype that meets their needs.

CityHack17

July 14-16
AECOM
Price: $30
$10,000

The topic is 'Get Moving', relating to the movement of people and things. Themes include driverless vehicles, drones, congestion, active transport, environmental impacts, movement of freight and car sharing.

Random Hacks of Kindness

June 17-18
Brisbane & Ipswich
Price: Free

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

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.

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

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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