Calling all Innovators! Roll up your sleeves and put your coding and sustainability knowledge to the test!

HackMelbourne's sustainability-based hackathon is calling all innovators, environmental enthusiasts, and tech gurus to participate in a dynamic and exciting event aimed at developing cutting-edge solutions to address environmental challenges.

Interact with like-minded individuals, network with experts and sponsors and collaborate with teammates to develope the most well-rounded solution to modern environmental issues. Participate in various workshops to prepare yourself for the rigorous challenge ahead.

This hackathon is designed to inspire creativity and innovation in developing sustainable solutions. You'll be divided into teams and tasked with coming up with innovative products or services that address the UN's Sustainable Developement Goals.

You'll have the opportunity to present your solution to a panel of judges, who will evaluate your project based on its sustainability impact, feasibility, and innovation. The winning team will receive a cash prize and recognition for their impactful solution.


MelbourneHack 2023 is a chance to be part of the solution to pressing environmental issues. It's an opportunity to collaborate, learn, and innovate with others who share a passion for sustainability. So, what are you waiting for? Join us and make a difference!


What to Build

Develope any solution that addresses at least one of 17 Sustainable Developement Goals listed out by the UN

What to Submit

  1. A prototype of your solution.
  2. The Code for your protoype.
  3. A 5 minute video that includes a pitch and demonstration of your solution.


Hackathon Sponsors


$1,800 in prizes

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Qualified Panel of Judges

Qualified Panel of Judges

Judging Criteria

  • Technology and Execution
    Does this project use advanced, innovative technology effectively? Is the product well executed in terms of code quality and usability?
  • Innovation
    Does it take an entirely novel approach to solving an issue?  Does it tackle an issue that has never been addressed before? Is the product new and exciting?
  • Adherence to Stream
    Does this project address one of the 17 SDG’s designated by the UN. Does it tackle a key problem faced in this industry?
  • Design
    How aesthetically pleasing is the product?  Is the user interface and experience well thought out?
  • Presentation
    Was the presentation pitch informative and effective? Was the team able to 'sell' the product? Note: Quality of video editing & composition is not key to this criteria (however exceptionally well put videos can be recognised)
  • Prior Work
    Did the team start working on the project at the commencement of the hackathon?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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