Building a 21st century government, together

We’re working towards a government that is built by and made for everyone.

What We Do

We bring citizens, government and industry together to collaboratively solve social issues.

Help, not sell

We make purposeful programs that transfer learning and build capability


We design and build services for, and with, people – always

Default to open

We operate in public – everything we make and do is open for all


As the world finds itself in stressful and uncertain times, Code for Australia is devoted to supporting our community as well as continuing to maintain all of our programs. One of the benefits of working in digital is that we can facilitate great things remotely and help others to do the same. Please reach out if we can offer any support. 

How We Do It

We help governments increase their digital fluency and create services that are grounded in the needs of people, by bringing the public and private sectors to learn and make together.

Our Impact

In just a few years, with a large community of supporters, here are some of the things we’re proud to have achieved.

Community of Changemakers


Live Products

Government Teams Transformed

Wait, But Why?

We believe that collaboration and openness are key to designing, developing and deploying services that meet everyone’s needs.

Together, we’re rebuilding trust between government and people, by making the right stuff and making stuff right.

Built for the people,

by the people

With help from Code for Australia, talented people and governments across Australia have designed, developed and released amazing services.

How We Make A Difference

We’ve worked with governments across Australia to create long-lasting social change

Learning from, and working with the Code for Australia fellows has brought a dynamic perspective to Victoria Legal Aid, building our capacity to use design thinking, rapid prototyping and co-design.

Bevan Warner

Managing Director, Victoria Legal Aid

It has been such an amazing experience for me to talk about the issues we’re having in government and meet people who are willing to help make real change.

Madelaine Veronese

Project Support Officer, Office of Environment and Heritage

Being government organisations we get stuck in the way that we’re doing things and innovation is hard to grasp. This was the perfect opportunity to try something different.

Mel Hardie

Senior Biodiversity Curator, Dept. of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

The Code for Australia Fellowship introduced Council to a new approach to engagement and collaboration between departments – helping break down cultural barriers.

James Peet

Chief Digital Officer, Moreton Bay Regional Council

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We're based in Melbourne, on the traditional lands of the Woiwurrung and Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin nation.

We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging across Australia.

As an organisation we benefit from the rich history of contributions that Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people have made to the world.

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