Auckland - Aotearoa New Zealand

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Engineering Building, 20 Symonds Street, Auckland 1010


The Engineering Building is wheelchair accessible in all areas, with all-gender and accessible bathrooms available in the same building.

Youth Support:

Participants under the age of 18 CANNOT attend this venue


Public transport is your best bet, but Princes Street has the cheapest parking nearby. Otherwise, check out the University of Auckland's page for parking information ( for more.

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Operating hours:


5:30 pm – Sign-in desk opens
10:30 pm – Venue closes for the night


8:00 am – Venue opens
11:00 pm – Venue closes


10:00 am – Venue opens
6:30 pm – Pack up & closing


Some food and snacks will be available during the weekend, but we encourage you to bring your own food. We have a small minifridge available for use on site.

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Important! The new location for starting on Friday night is room 401-401 just inside the entrance to the Engineering Building off Symonds Street. We'll start there and then head over to Unleash Space to hack during the weekend.

GovHack is back in Auckland again this year at UoA's Unleash Space! In 46 hours, teams will come together to create a video pitch and hacked together prototype that tells the story of how government data can be reused to address challenges and make our communities better places.

No need to bring a team (although you can if you want), as Friday night will include ample opportunity to meet new friends, form teams, and plan your ideas. We're open to all skill levels and all sorts of interests, so bring your designer, business, and writing friends too!

Join us in the Unleash Space @ the University of Auckland for a great weekend of experimenting, collaborating, laughing and learning. Explore ways to improve civic democracy and use data-driven insights to unlock ways to improve the world. There are national and international prizes up for grabs!