For Competitors

How does the competition work?

Teams work through the weekend to submit a concept after 48 hours. The competition runs over a Friday evening, all day Saturday until late in the evening and Sunday until about 5pm.

Participants can compete for local prizes and/or national prize categories. The prize categories are announced on the Friday evening.

Teams require individuals with a range of different skills so if you’re not a coder you can still participate.

A data mentoring event called Data Connections is held before the competition. Participants can talk to data experts about the available datasets on

We provide everything you’ll need (BYO laptop) to create to your heart’s content, for glory, or money, or both!

Competition Rules and Code of Conduct

Check out this short video from 2013:

Developers Kit

GovHack provides a range of tools to assist competitors prepare and submit their entries.  The GovHack Developer Kit provides the following ‘how to’ information:

  • Register a team
  • Prepare your submission
  • Make your 3 minute project video – what needs to be included
  • Use GitHub to store source material

For further information read the 2014 information packs.

Unleashed Competitor Pack 2014 Adelaide (PDF)
Unleashed Competitor Pack 2014 Mount Gambier (PDF)


If you would like to register for the 2015 event email the .


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