You asked it for (did you really?) so here it is; a list of the hackathons in Melbourne. As I’ve said before, there’s so many of these things happening so it’s almost impossible to cover all the Aussie ones, so here’s the ones in the awesome city of Melbourne.

If I’ve missed some important piece of info, or you want to advertise your hackathon, just get in touch – easy as that!

For a full list of hackathons around Australia, check out #HackAus.

Global Legal Hackathon, 23-25 Feb

Running across the world this is your chance to hack out LegalTech ideas with students, business people, law professionals, and like minded individuals to change the legal landscape.
Grand Prize – chance to enter the global stage in New York
Location – Monash University
DetailsGlobal Legal Hack

Startup Weekend, 2-4 Mar

You know what it is! It’s time to start that idea you’ve always dreamed of!
Grand Prize – tonnes of prizes to kick off your idea
Location – York Butter Factory
DetailsStartup Weekend Melbourne

WISE Hacks, 16 Mar

What’s a hackathon and why does it matter? Come along to the info night to find out more before the WISE hackathon kicks off.
Location – The Stables Richmond
DetailsWISE HACKS

Codebrew, 23-25 Mar

CISSA’s Codebrew is back! Focused on IT students, this is a great hackathon to hone your dev skills, meet a tonne of awesome people, and network with industry pros.
Grand Prize – $2,000
Location – UniMelb
DetailsCodebrew 2018

Machine Learning Hackathon, 3-4 Apr

In collaboration with RMIT and Telstra, students are invited to come and hack data, analytics, and machine learning.
Location – RMIT building 98
DetailsAnalytics & ML hack

Incubate Socialpreneurship, 21 Apr

Hackathons are often about making big changes, so why not come and develop sustainable business ideas, and solve big social problems. This one is bound to be amazing!
Location – KPMG
DetailsIncubate Hackathon

The Cross-Border Hackathon, 21-23 Apr

Alibaba Cloud and NAB are joining forces to present a hackathon around Australian and Chinese Business Relationships. Plus win a trip overseas. It’s an API focused hack, with NAB, Alipay, and Alibaba Cloud all up for use.
Grand Prize – $10,000 Cloud credits + all-expenses paid trip to China/Singapore
Location – Goods Shed North
DetailsCross Border

SheHacksGames, 28-29 Apr

It’s the first all-women game jam in Australia! Calling all gamer girls, devs, coders, designers, artists, producers (and really anyone else who is keen on games), get along to this hackathon. It will sell out!
Location – The Arcade
DetailsGirl Geek Academy

DEXathon Melbourne, 4-6 May

Blockchain is a buzz word, so come on down to Melbourne DEXathon to hack out your ideas on blockchain and crypto. This is part of a much bigger hackathon with a USD$1million prize pool up fro grabs.
Grand Prize – $10,000 grant + application submission
Location – Young Husand
DetailsCanYa Binance

Hack the Zoo, 11-12 May

Melbourne Knowledge Week’s brings another hackathon to life. Last year it was the museum, and this year it’s the zoo. Come along to design a better way to connect the community with local threatened species.
Location – Melbourne Zoo
Details#MKW2018

Future of Automotive, 11-13 May

What’s the future of our transport industry? Is it self-driving cars, electric vehicles or something else entirely? Come along for this great weekend of car hacking. Hosted by Startup Vic and GUD.
Grand Prize – $2,000
Location – Creative Cubes
DetailsStartup Victoria

Hack for Change, 12 May

Melbourne Knowledge Week’s Hack for Change is back. In this super fast, one day hackathon, put your skills to the test to develop new ways to build community digital literacy.
Location – General Assembly
Details#MKW2018

Public Safety Hackathon, 13-16 May

Work with Motorola, and collaborate to create solutions to help police officers, paramedics, and other emergency workers.
Location – PwC Melbourne
DetailsMotorola Solutions
Applyemail Motorola Solutions

Random Hacks of Kindness, 2 June

It’s RHoK’s Winter hackathon. Come along to solve real problems. If you’re a changemaker, you can apply right now.
Location – TBA
DetailsMelbourne RHoK

IoT Cup, June

The IoT Cup has been put on ice for 2018 and will be back next year.
Grand Prize – TBA
Location – TBA
DetailsIoT Cup 2018

UNIHACK, 28-29 July

This is the big one! UNIHACK is back again. If you’re an enrolled student, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to build your portfolio, learn from others, and have an amazing time (wish I was a student again!). There’s one in Sydney too.
Grand Prize – TBA
Location – TBA
DetailsUNIHACK 2018

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