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The TfNSW Open Data and Innovation Team will celebrate it on Friday, March 1st

What Is Open Data Day?

Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. For the ninth time in history, groups from around the world will create local events on the day where they will use open data in their communities. It is an opportunity to show the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business and civil society.

Transport for NSW in conjunction with Department of Finance, Services and Industry (DFSI) are supporting and celebrating Open Data Day.  

Learn more about the Open Data initiatives within NSW Government and network with like minded individuals and policy makers.  

We’d like to see what open data you have used and how you’ve used it. Demonstrate your work or pitch us your idea on existing open data (or even on data you think NSW Government should make available) to be in the chance for prizes.

There are prizes to the value of $1000 on offer!


  • Best product using open data
  • Best pitch (idea or existing product)
  • People’s Choice

Transport for NSW’s Open Data Hub will also showcase existing products submitted which uses Transport for NSW’s Open Data (if you want us to!)

Your idea could be of interest to NSW Government executives and industry who are in the room, so bring your elevator pitch even if you don’t want to pitch for prizes as there is a great opportunity to network.


Welcome to Open Data Day - Richard Tubb, Open Data and Innovation, Innovation Lead (Transport for NSW)

NSW Government Open Data - Pia Andrews, Executive Director of Digital Government (Department of Finance, Services and Innovation)

Transport for NSW Open Data Program - Micah Starkis, Director, Open Data, Apps and Innovation (Transport for NSW)


Q&A with panel

Prize Presentation


To get involved, register your attendance via Eventbrite by clicking on the button below. Due to the small venue, tickets will be allocated preferentially to registered pitchers and open data showcase attendees.

WE ARE NOW SOLD OUT!!! However, you can still register and we'll put you on a waiting list

Register your Attendance

Transport for NSW will be hosting the event at Stone and Chalk! It’s located at the Sydney Startup Hub at Wynyard.

Date and Time

Friday 1 March, 2019

11:30am to 1:30pm


Stone and Chalk

Level 4, Sydney Startup Hub

11-31 York Street

Sydney NSW 2000

The Digital Accelerator is right next to Wynyard Station. Take the York St exit, up the escalators and we're just to the left as you're walking out of the station.

Pitch Competition Terms and Conditions

If you can’t make it but would like to stay in touch with what’s happening with Open Data Day activities register your interest by submitting you email address below. As part of the day we also have a panel of Open Data experts. For any questions you would like posed to the panel please post them in this Open Data Forum thread.

Open Data Day 2019 - I can't make it, keep me updated

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