GovHack WA

29th July - 31st July at Flux


Creating great things with open government data

Have Fun

GovHack WA has grown from 53 to 150 participants in just 2 years! Participants have given us great feedback and the community of GovHack in WA is overwhelming positive and welcoming.

Our committee is largely made up of previous participants who loved it so much, we decided to help organise it too.

Make Something

Most of our participants end up with a finished product by the end of the weekend. The community, mentors and data provided will help you get something off the ground in just 48 hours. You don't even need to be a coder, teams are often multi-faceted.

Win Prizes

WA teams took away $30,000 in State prizes and over $16,000 in National prizes!

We're busy working with State Government Departments and WA Organisations to creating an amazing pool in 2016.


With over 150 participants at GovHack last year of all ages, backgrounds and industries GovHack WA, offers something for everyone and could be the beginning of a new friendship, business or career.

GovHack WA is 100% welcoming to all people. Regardless of age, background or skill-set, we would love to see you there.

How to get involved

1. Code of Conduct

We try very hard to make GovHack an amazing event for everyone involved, which means adhering to the Code of Conduct is extremely important to not only us, but everyone else at the event.

2. Register

Register Now!
We also suggest you follow our social media accounts to stay in the loop.


We will periodically update this site as we get closer to the event, but social media is social and cool.

3. Participant Information

We're still refining specific details as they relate to GovHack WA. The National participant toolkit is an excellent place to start though.
Again, social media is the best way to stay in the loop for GovHack WA and GovHack Perth.

4. Start Thinking

You can't arrive on the weekend with a half-finished project, but we won't stop you thinking.

Make yourself aware of the data available to you, consider how different data can be mixed and which issues are most pertinent to the Government or society at the moment - or even just something you are very passionate about.

You can check them out at or via Landgate SLIP.


State Sponsors

State Government - Gold Sponsor

The Western Australian State Government


Office of the Government Chief Information Officer


Department of Fisheries
Department of Local Government and Communities
Department of the Premier and Cabinet


Office of Science
Department of Cultures and the Arts


WA Housing Authority

Gold WA Sponsors

Main Roads WA - Gold Sponsor
Spur powered by Landgate - Gold Sponsor
Uniting Care West - Gold Sponsor
Insurance Commmission of Western Australia - Gold Sponsor
Water Corporation - Gold Sponsor

Silver WA Sponsors

Midwest Development Commission - Silver Sponsor
Pawsey - Silver Sponsor
State Library of Western Australia - Silver Sponsor

Bronze WA Sponsors

Northern Agricultural Catchments Council - Bronze Sponsor

In-kind Sponsors

NGIS - In Kind Sponsor

Brought to you with ❤ by the GovHack WA Committee. All participants need to follow the Code of Conduct.