Sydney - New South Wales

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Room 40, Level 4, UTS Building 06,
702 Harris Street,
New South Wales


The building name is Peter Johnson Building. All UTS buildings are accessible, and the accessible entrance is located on the Harris Street side of the building.

Youth Support:

A parent or guardian must be present with the youth participant. On arrive at and when leaving the venue the venue, parents or guardians must register youth participants in and out.


UTS does not provide free parking on the venue. Please pre-book your parking spot nearby.

Public Transport:

UTS is 10 minutes walk from Central station, and it is reachable by buses around the inner west. Use to plan your trip ahead.

Operating hours:

Doors will be opening at 5 pm on Friday and 9 am on Saturday and Sunday.

Venue would close at 9 pm on Friday and Saturday and the competition closes on 5 pm Sunday.


Light catering provided for the whole competition weekend, vegetarian/ vegan/ Halal options would be available.

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Event Information

GovHack is an annual Open Data competition held across Australia. In 2018 it will be held on the weekend of 7 - 9 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). Challenges are announced at 7pm at your venue and on this website. The competition closes at 5pm local time Sunday 9th September.

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.

Welcome to GovHack Sydney this year! My name is John and I will be your host. This year we will have 2 rooms for teams to form their ideas on Friday.

Our main hub is located on UTS Building 6, Room CB.06.040 and the other room would be on Room CB07.03.030 (Our lovely volunteers would bring you to there) on Friday night. We will keep hacking at the main hub in Building 6 during the weekend, and you are welcome to hack together in the nearby cafe. Please register on our GovHack HQ Slack channel and always ask me questions during the competitions. I will inform your team leader to see how are you guys going.

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