Two first year university students have designed an alternative to the ABS Census website in just 54 hours.
Austin Wilshire, 18, and Bernd Harzer, 24, created the site during the Queensland University of Technology's Code Network Winter hack-a-thon at the weekend.
The pair took a little over two days to make the site, and it cost them less than $500 - far less than the $10 million the Australian government spent on their site.
The ABS' Census site crashed for over 24 hours on the night the servers were overloaded when millions of Australians logged on to fill out the survey - taken every five years.
Their project - titled 'Make Census Great Again' - used 'serverless architecture' by hosting their site on Amazon servers - meaning it could not get overloaded.