We're supporting 'hackerspaces' - informal places where people meet to share their interest in technology, tinker with tools, work on individual or shared projects, and learn from one another—through the Queensland Hackerspaces Grant program.

The grants will fund new and existing hackerspaces and support the continued expansion of the state's burgeoning advanced manufacturing sector. We are also encouraging industry to use hackerspaces to solve problems, source potential talent, and increase the involvement of community members, especially young people, in knowledge sharing and peer learning through participation in technological innovation.

The establishment and expansion of Hacker/Maker spaces is an important initiative within our advanced manufacturing action plan.

The Queensland Hackerspaces Grant program will provide $450,000 over two years to support new hackerspaces and expand existing ones in Queensland. Establishment grants of $20,000 and expansion grants of $10,000 will be available to eligible applicants.

For more details on this initiative, read the program guidelines (PDF icon 303 KB)

Applications for round one are now closed

For more information

Contact 13 QGOV (13 7468) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more.