Technology and data are increasingly playing a part of our daily lives, continuing to change how we live, work and play.

City of Melbourne's emerging technology testbed projects allow us to work with the community and industry to trial different technologies such as 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) to explore how they can benefit Melbourne.

Over the past two years we have been working with business and industry leaders across Australia along with our community to:

  • explore the processes and policies needed to trial new technologies
  • trial new technologies in the streets and parks of Melbourne and establish relationships with partners to test emerging technology.

We’ll continue to launch new projects over the coming months that draw on our learnings from previous testbed activity, so make sure you check in here for updates, or sign up to our newsletter to stay informed.



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Reimagining the City Challenge

    Latest Testbed Challenges released and EOI open

    23 December 2020

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    EOI Closed

    11.59pm Friday 19 February 2021

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Finalists notified

    26 February 2021

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    ​Finalists Solution Pitches Live Streamed and available to vote on

    18 March 2021

  • Timeline item 5 - active

    T​he 4 top solutions notified and announced as pilots

    April 2021

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    ​Regular monthly opportunities to get an update on pilots

    On a monthly basis

Current Testbed Partners and Pilots

Working with industry to trial different technologies to explore how they can benefit Melbourne.

Reimagining the city challenge

Learn about the creative solutions that will reimagine Melbourne.

Testbed overview

Curious about what a test bed actually is? Keen to know more about IoT, sensors and why data is useful for City of Melbourne?

Contact us

Have questions or want to learn more about the project?