Meet Australia’s 2016 Google Impact Challenge winners

Earlier this month we announced 10 finalists in the Google Impact Challenge — Aussie not-for-profits with great ideas for using technology to solve a problem and make an impact.

Today at Google in Sydney, these organisations pitched their ideas to our panel of judges for the chance to each receive a $750,000 grant and support from Google. Congratulations to the three winners:

We also invited Australians to vote for the project they thought would have the biggest impact and more than 250,000 people voted online, making it the highest number of votes per-capita for any Google Impact Challenge around the world! The result of voting was so close this year we decided to award two winners of the people's choice, each will recieve $750,000. Congratulations to: 

All of the finalists had outstanding ideas to address some of our most pressing challenges, so the remaining five will also recieve $250,000. These projects are: 
We’re grateful to our judging panel, which included David Gonski, Lucy Turnbull, Layne Beachley, Melissa Doyle, Dr Larry Marshall and Jacquelline Fuller. 

Huge congratulations to all of the winners and finalists. And thank you to everyone who voted to support these outstanding Australian non-profits to help make an impact.