What we do

Civic Ledger is a multi-award-winning globally focused company building next generation marketplaces with blockchain technology and smart contracts to create auditable ecosystems. Since our beginnings in late 2016, we understood the value proposition of blockchain to build markets of tomorrow to take accurate stock of shared public resources.

The blockchain can hold immutable records verifying the issuance and ownership to help track the use and agreement on the true value of natural assets like water which often suffers from the tragedy of the commons due to unequal access, information asymmetry, or unsustainable consumption resulting in scarcity.

Through public-private collaborations, our approach builds on and replaces traditional markets, with the goal of producing more or better and to transform economies by establishing new technological and institutional information systems to solve the most pressing societal issues that are linked to the United Nation’s Sustainability Development Goals.

Digitising the ownership and tracking in real-time the issuance, use or exchange of shared public resources - both tangible and intangible assets - regulated by governments, next generation marketplaces empower all participants to be accountable to the ecosystem which is a good thing for building public confidence and trust.

Who We Are

We are an innovative team of public sector experts, software engineers, business leaders, and financial technology specialists.

All four Co-Founders are Fellows of Blockchain Australia in recognition of our contribution to the responsible adoption of blockchain technologies in Australia and internationally. Since 2016, Civic Ledger have been proud members of Industry Associations: Blockchain Australia, FinTech Australia, Australian Fintech, Australian Water Partnership, and Parliamentary Friends of Blockchain.

In June 2021, Civic Ledger was accepted into the World Economic Forum's Technology Pioneers 2021 Cohort. Technology Pioneers have been selected based on the community’s selection criteria, which includes innovation, impact and leadership as well as the company’s relevance with the World Economic Forum’s Platforms.

How We Work


Future Economy
As a Government we want to build responsive digitised citizen-at-the-centre services so we become more accessible, efficient, transparent and trusted whilst lowering costs due to intra-department and inter-department data interoperability.

Future Ecosystems
As Industry we want to trust government issued data so we can build new digital marketplace ecosystems that governments do not need to operate however will have oversight of the data and transactions due to standards and real-time auditing.

Future Society
As a Citizen I want to self-serve and self manage my transactions and engagement with government so I can have access to services faster whilst my data is kept secure and private.

In The Media

14 Jan 2022

Water trading blockchain could go live by mid-year in far north Qld

A blockchain-based water market that aims to level the playing field for farmers could go live in fa...

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16 Jun 2021

Civic Ledger Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum announced its selection of the 100 most promising Technology Pioneers of 20...

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28 Jun 2020

Far North Queensland irrigation district trials blockchain

Blockchain technology is being trialed in Far North Queensland irrigation district, Mareeba-Dimbulah...

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14 May 2020

Water changes for Far North farmers

The Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia is worki...

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13 May 2020

Australian government in Water Ledger blockchain for trading water rights

Government agency the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) is col...

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13 May 2020

ASX tech behind Civic Ledger water trading blockchain

Technology developed by ASX is being used by blockchain startup Civic Ledger in a pilot that aims...

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13 May 2020

Pilot project taps into new digital water trading opportunities for FNQ irrigators

A new pilot research project promises to be a game-changer for Far North Queensland irrigators, allo...

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16 Feb 2020

3 Top Open Civic Data Startups Impacting Smart Cities

Our innovation analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups workin...

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7 Feb 2020

Wine to banking: government looks to $260b blockchain opportunity

A long-awaited national strategy for Australia use of blockchain technologies is launching on Friday...

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7 Nov 2019

Blockchain can bring transparency, security and immutability to government data

Blockchain technology is useful in improving the quality of government data, however the immaturity...

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7 Sep 2019

5 Top Smart Government Solutions Impacting Smart Cities

Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups workin...

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26 Jul 2019

IP blockchain a hit with industry

IP Australia has been recognised for its initiatives in blockchain with an award at the Australian B...

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18 Jul 2019

Water trading in minutes with blockchain

Imagine being able to complete water trades in minutes, no matter what zone, state or industry you a...

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21 Feb 2019

How blockchain could help digitise the SA Museum’s collection

The SA Museum, in partnership with Civic Ledger, has been named as a finalist in the State Governmen...

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4 Dec 2018

Brisbane startup Civic Ledger wants to use blockchain to fix government processes

Like many founders working on a blockchain startup, Civic Ledger cofounder and CEO Katrina Donaghy h...

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22 Aug 2018

How governments are using blockchain technology

Can blockchain, a decentralised ledger system, really work within the strongly centralised public se...

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15 Jun 2018

Afterpay, Airwallex and Civic Ledger among the Aussie fintech startups celebrated at the Finnie Awards 2018

This week, the superstars of Australian fintech gathered for the second annual Finnie Awards to reco...

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14 Jun 2018

Blockchain startup Civic Ledger is Australia new Emerging FinTech Organisation of the Year

Civic Ledger, a blockchain startup, has been named Australia’s Emerging FinTech Organisation of th...

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14 Jun 2018

Civic Ledger Awarded Emerging FinTech Organisation of the Year

Civic Ledger has been awarded ‘Emerging FinTech Organisation of the Year’ at the 2018 Finnie Awa...

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16 May 2018

These Aussies are flying the flag at the US’s biggest crypto and blockchain conference

Blockchain companies and cryptocurrency traders are in overdrive this week as the industry’s most...

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10 Sep 2017

What Is A Digital Wallet?

Okay, so you have your head around the idea of the currently emerging Blockchain technology and you...

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