Canberra - Australian Capital Territory

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Amazon Web Services (AWS), Level 10, 68 Northbourne Ave, Canberra


Venue is accessible via elevator, with accessible doors into the foyer on the Bunda st side of the building. This will be the common access point after hours. Accessible bathrooms are also located on Level 10.

Youth Support:

Participants under the age of 18 MUST have a parent/guardian present at all times.


Visitor parking is available in the Canberra Centre building (148 Bunda Street), operated by Secure Parking. Please refer to Secure Parking website for details on location, parking rates and opening hours. Some street parking is also available. Be aware of any street signs, as city parking laws may prohibit parking in certain areas.

Public Transport:

50m walk from Aligna St tram (light rail) stop
50m walk from City bus interchange

Operating hours:

GovHack Weekend (Friday 5pm - 10pm, Saturday 8am - 10pm, Sunday 8am - 6pm)

Important: The ACT venue is the AWS Canberra Office (Level 10, 68 Northbourne Avenue, City), and access to the building is restricted after hours, from 5:30 PM on Friday. Should you arrive later on Friday and all day on Saturday/Sunday, the AWS security team will perform periodic checks to facilitate entry. If you don’t see fellow attendees at the door, kindly reach out to the AWS security team at 0488 777 329 to let them know that you are waiting at the door.


Morning Tea @ 9AM (Sat and Sun)
Light Lunch @ 12:00 PM (Sat and Sun)
Afternoon Tea @ 3:30PM (Sat and Sun)
Light Dinner @ 7:30 PM (Fri and Sat)
Tea/Coffee/Drinks/Snacks - Available through the day

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Event Information

GovHack is an annual Open Data competition held across Australia. In 2023 it will be held on the weekend of 18th - 20th August

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.

ACT venue is Amazon Web Services (AWS) Canberra Office, located on Level 10 of 68 Northbourne Avenue. Large training rooms and open plan kitchen/meeting areas have been reserved for GovHack event.

The foyer at 68 Northbourne is locked outside standard business hours, a guard will be in the foyer during the event to provide access to GovHack participants. Please note, pre-registration is required to attend this venue.

Friday, August 18th

· 05:00 PM: Doors open! Registration and early networking.

· 05:00 PM: Drinks and canapes.

· 06:00 PM – 06:15PM: Local presentations kick off.

· 07:00 PM: Challenge announcement.

· 07:05 PM: Insights into local challenges.

· 07:30 PM - 9:00 PM: Continued networking, light dinner, and team formation.

· 10:00 PM: Doors close.

Saturday, August 19th

· 08:00AM: Venue doors open bright and early.

· 09:00AM: Mentor morning tea – Local mentors lightening talk.

· 12:00PM: Challenge finalisation.

· 12:00PM: Lunch served.

· 03:00PM: Afternoon tea served.

· 04:00PM: Trivia night (via Zoom). Get ready for some fun!

· 07:00PM: Light dinner served.

· 10:00PM: Doors close.

Sunday, August 20th

· 08:00 AM: Venue reopens for the day.

· 09:00 AM: Morning tea served.

· 12:00 PM: Video progress.

· 12:00 PM: Lunch Served

· 03:00 PM: Recommended time to upload videos/projects.

· 03:00PM: Afternoon tea.

· 04:00 PM: Project submission deadline.

· 04:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Closing ceremony, video screenings, peer judging, and the grand conclusion of our event.

· 06:00 PM: Doors close.

Please note, the event schedule is subject to change. Join #hack-act channel on GovHack HQ Slack and for news and updates.

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