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Increased participation in Plastic Free July

People are increasingly aware of the problems with plastics and want to ‘do their bit’ but how do we increase engagement in Plastic Free July? Using data and IT-based solutions, how can we increase both geographical update and reach a wider demographic (particularly more men)?

Go to Challenge | 18 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Optimise energy and water resource planning

Optimise energy and water resource planning

Go to Challenge | 32 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Public Transport for the Future

How might we combine data with modern technologies - such as AI/ML, IoT, Analytics or Natural Language interfaces - to better our public transport services. Outcomes could take the form of new commuter experiences, reduced environmental impact, or helping plan for the future.

Go to Challenge | 44 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Reducing CBD Traffic Congestion

How to reduce traffic congestion or parking problems in CBD?

Go to Challenge | 38 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Australia

ATO for individuals

How can ATO and other Australian public data be used to help the community fill employment opportunities?

Go to Challenge | 27 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Australia@Sea: what is our future relationship with the ocean environment?

Our oceans are vital to the world’s economy and provide services for all Australians including food security, industries, tourism, and well-being.

Go to Challenge | 17 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Australia’s Future Employment

Choose one of the following questions to address: 1. How can recent and future changes in the labour market help prepare young people for job opportunities? 2. What can we learn from case studies of regional labour markets? For example, what does rapid change in the industries or occupations within a region tell us about the needs of employers/workers in other regional labour markets

Go to Challenge | 38 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Bankruptcy – making it easier

This challenge aims to help us make it easier for people to tell us their income and assets when they become bankrupt.

Go to Challenge | 5 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Helping a social impact ‘start up’ (small organisation) to tell their story

Small and informal community/interest groups who have formed to solve local problems need data to know if their activities are making a difference and to re-design programs. How can we help these groups tell their story through data so they can seek support (political, financial, and on the ground) by showing how their programs are working, and decide where to focus next?

Go to Challenge | 24 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Helping Start-ups and New Small Businesses in Australia

Choose one of the following questions to address: 1. What trends in business activity can help encourage self-employment through NEIS? 2. What type of NEIS businesses are being started and are successful (participated in the full 12 months of NEIS Assistance) and what can we learn from broader industry growth areas? 3. How do we encourage self-employment through greater participation in NEIS for cohorts currently underrepresented?

Go to Challenge | 21 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Innovative ways to be efficient with water

Innovative ideas about water efficiency. Climate change means that we will have more unpredictable weather. Some of Australia is in drought and some areas have plenty of water. That changes each year. Water efficiency was a focus around the millennium drought. We want new, innovative and untapped ideas on ways to be efficient with water use. These ideas could include how we use water, how we can save water, how we waste water, how everyone can make a difference in using water wisely, water rules and ideas on saving water for the future.

Go to Challenge | 26 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Leveraging innovation precincts to drive economic prosperity.

How might we build on interaction between businesses and research institutions in Australian innovation precincts, to boost business capability, growth, and job creation?

Go to Challenge | 24 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Queensland OpenAPI

Create a project using one or more of Queensland's Open-API’s

Go to Challenge | 39 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Thrive or survive: how can we adapt for the future?

What will Australia in 2050 look like?

Go to Challenge | 38 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

TM-Link Data Discovery

TM-Link is a newly available trade mark database developed in collaboration between IP Australia, Swinburne University and Melbourne University. TM-Link includes administrative data from jurisdictions across the world, linked at the application level by advanced neural network algorithms. We are encouraging hackers to explore this new data set and consider what creative visualisations, innovative insights and/or opportunities to further enrich the data they might imagine.

Go to Challenge | 8 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Training AI models to deliver better human outcomes

For an outcome create two AI models based on contrasting incentive systems and examine the differing impacts on the defined outcome.

Go to Challenge | 12 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Water – From source to tap.

Ideas to engage upper primary and lower secondary school students (with advantages for community learning) in learning about the water cycle (source to tap). We want them to understand where water comes from (sources), the different types of water (drinking, recycled, classes of water), how and why it is treated (health), how we move it (infrastructure) and how we use it (drinking, cooking, commercially, fires, toilets, sanitation, washing, in the home). The ideas should highlight why water is so important for our survival. Ideas should be fun, interactive and educational. The engagement should be relevant to the Australian School Curriculum, adaptable to water organisations and schools around Australia and sustainable.

Go to Challenge | 19 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Waterwise

How can we protect and preserve our water resources?

Go to Challenge | 22 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

New Zealand

Best Creative Use Of Technology

Best Creative Use Of Technology

Go to Challenge | 13 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Best use of data to assist in a Civil Emergency

Best use of data to assist in a Civil Emergency

Go to Challenge | 3 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Best Way to Promote Positive Mental Health

Best Way to Promote Positive Mental Health

Go to Challenge | 13 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Combating the Climate Emergency

Best hack to combat the climate emergency.

Go to Challenge | 6 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Innovate New Zealand

Best innovative hack using Stats NZ data

Go to Challenge | 16 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Most Artistic use of data (outside the box)

Most Artistic use of data (outside the box)

Go to Challenge | 11 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Australian Capital Territory

Canberra 2029 – First Hackers: Inclusive; Progressive; Connected

How do we use data from the past to predict a better future for Canberra? How do we best support the diversity of our community? Optimise the way we travel and transport goods throughout our city? Predict the jobs of the future – and the skills needed for them? Connect our citizens with their environment?

Go to Challenge | 10 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

🌟 Canberra 2029 – Inclusive; Progressive; Connected

How do we use data from the past to predict a better future for Canberra? How do we best support the diversity of our community? Optimise the way we travel and transport goods throughout our city? Predict the jobs of the future – and the skills needed for them? Connect our citizens with their environment?

Go to Challenge | 21 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Canberra 2029 – Youth Hacker - Inclusive; Progressive; Connected

How do we use data from the past to predict a better future for Canberra? How do we best support the diversity of our community? Optimise the way we travel and transport goods throughout our city? Predict the jobs of the future – and the skills needed for them? Connect our citizens with their environment?

Go to Challenge | 1 team has entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

New South Wales

🌟 Improving cost of living outcomes by using rules as code

Improve the NSW Government’s Cost of Living initiatives by designing a service using a coded rules engine.

Go to Challenge | 5 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

🌟 Improving the customer experience of government services

How can government data be used to improve the experience of citizens interacting with government?

Go to Challenge | 24 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

🌟 Pedestrian and Air Quality Sensor Data

How might we improve users’ experience of their city by using data from pedestrian and vehicle counters and/or air quality sensors?

Go to Challenge | 14 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

🌟 The three C’s of innovation – combination, collaboration, and chance.

How can we combine and use environmental data to gain new insights into New South Wales and tell a story of our diverse landscape?

Go to Challenge | 14 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Ultimo: what are the building blocks of an innovative precinct?

What makes an innovative precinct? With huge infrastructural developments in the Ultimo community changing the way people live, work and play in and around the Ultimo area, how might we more accurately predict what the precinct will need in the future to ensure it is a hub for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship?

Go to Challenge | 7 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

What are the key levers that can be affected to ease congestion in NSW?

Using open data and other data sources, what can you infer that can be changed by Transport for NSW to help ease congestion? This can be congestion from people, cars, train passengers, on a platform or queuing for a bus or just generally on a road. What has happened in the past? What information can we provide customers, bus drivers or employers to assist in easing congestion? Note: this is not just road congestion. It can be viewed holistically or at a microlevel – for say an intersection.

Go to Challenge | 7 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

🌟 What's the coolest way to travel across the city?

Using datasets which map urban heat and green cover across Greater Sydney, we challenge you to develop a tool which visualises green routes through the city. Help people avoid urban heat and move across the city in comfort by mapping out green streets and pathways which connect shopping centres, public transport stops and public spaces.

Go to Challenge | 18 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Northern Territory

🌟 Communicating Water issues to regularly new residents in Alice Springs

Educating new residents to Alice Springs about current and historical community water initiatives.

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

🌟 Community “Clean, Green and Lean” Rewards

Develop a business solution which encourages people to live an active and green lifestyle, incentivised by a digital perks system, offered in partnership with local businesses.

Go to Challenge | 15 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

🌟 Community open data weather monitoring and alerts system

Develop a digital solution, underpinned by IoT (Internet of Things) data, which is capable of early detection and alerting for weather and climate related risks to the community.

Go to Challenge | 10 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

🌟 Deliver better health outcomes for people living in remote areas

Remote health services are challenging for both providers and patients.

Go to Challenge | 4 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

🌟 Determine logistics for E-mobility transport in Darwin CBD

Identify (and justify) the ideal locations for E-mobility stations in Darwin CBD. http://open-darwin.opendata.arcgis.com

Go to Challenge | 7 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

🌟 Link Jabiru, in Kakadu NT, to the NT Space Industry or Tourism

Jabiru to the stars

Go to Challenge | 3 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Queensland

Economy and Jobs

How can we create more jobs and grow the Queensland economy?

Go to Challenge | 10 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Environment and Science Data

How might we use environment and science data to better engage with the community?

Go to Challenge | 19 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Getting around on the Gold Coast

How can we improve the way locals and tourists travel to, from and around the Gold Coast?

Go to Challenge | 5 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Highlighting the regional living advantages over metropolitan capitals.

Enabling people to choose the most suitable regional centre for a sea or tree change.

Go to Challenge | 11 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Indigenous Languages

How might we showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language materials?

Go to Challenge | 6 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Spatial Information

How might Queenslanders find out more about where they live?

Go to Challenge | 19 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

The best use of Gold Coast Data

Best use of Gold Coast Data

Go to Challenge | 8 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

🌟 Unearth references to Indigenous agricultural practises by searching archival records

There is increasing interest in foods that were grown on this continent for millennia, awareness of Aboriginal farming practices, and the history they reveal about Australia pre-colonisation. This challenge is to search Trove for descriptions of land care, cropping, harvesting and food storage, to add to the bank of knowledge of Aboriginal farming.

Go to Challenge | 6 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

South Australia

Digital Culture

How do we make our digital cultural heritage collections engaging for online audiences? What experiences should we be developing beyond the search and retrieve box to visualise gallery, library and museum collections online and encourage their reuse and good storytelling?

Go to Challenge | 14 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Investing in Regions

How might the Government prioritise its investment in regional South Australia for greatest regional development benefit?

Go to Challenge | 10 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Local Government Information Technology Association of South Australia

How might we identify opportunities for improvement or new Council services, infrastructure and facilities to benefit community outcomes in South Australia?

Go to Challenge | 15 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Physical Culture

How might we better integrate our digital collections and datasets into our physical gallery, library, or museum spaces?

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Showcasing our regions

How might we promote South Australian regions to boost regional development?

Go to Challenge | 16 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Tasmania

Best use of Tasmanian Heritage Data

Use the data to showcase Launceston’s history, people and stories.

Go to Challenge | 2 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Best Use of Tasmanian Spatial Data

How can you use a Tasmanian spatial data to improve Tasmanian residents lives on a daily basis?

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

🌟 Climate Change Issues in Hobart

What local climate change issues can you help solve or identify by integrating data sources?

Go to Challenge | 12 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Most Outstanding Tasmanian Benefit

How can we use Open Data to most benefit residents of Tasmania.

Go to Challenge | 10 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Most Tasmanian Commercial Benefit

How can we showcase Tasmanian Data, and create something that could go on to be Commercial success?

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Open challenge benefits to the greater Launceston community

What is important to you in your community in the Launceston region? What can your technology do to help to make Launceston awesome? This is an open challenge so come up with something creative.

Go to Challenge | 4 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Victoria

🌟 Creating a clean city

Our residents and businesses produce, consume, and dispose of waste every day. Many residents are unaware of what happens to their waste once it enters a bin or simply don't care. How might we use data to empower and educate our community about their waste?

Go to Challenge | 12 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Immerse yourself in Ballarat

Ballarat is rich with history and adventure. Visitors may come alone, with friends, or as a family. Some from the other side of the world and other, just down the road. How can we help visitors plan their adventure around the City of Ballarat?

Go to Challenge | 5 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

🌟 School Zones: Parents rights and school enrolment pressures

In Victoria, all children are entitled to be enrolled at their designated neighbourhood school as a right under the legislation. How can we help parents understand their rights and schools manage their enrolment pressure?

Go to Challenge | 4 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

🌟 Small Business; Big Decisions

Where you choose to open a business plays a big role in whether you succeed or fail in small business. Many business owners make these decisions based on gut-feel or by doing extensive desk-research. How might open data help small business make better decisions?

Go to Challenge | 13 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

🌟 Telling Stories with Open Data

In recent years, data story telling has emerged as a powerful and engaging form of communication. Using any data that you can find on data.vic tell us an interesting story in the form of a feature article or video report.

Go to Challenge | 18 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

🌟 Unearthing Victoria – telling stories of the past that speak to the problems of today

What interesting and useful stories can we tell about places in Victoria using the digitised historical business listings from the old Sands and McDougall directories (available in Victoria Unearthed) and other historical data and information sources?

Go to Challenge | 3 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

🌟 Visualising the soil quality of Victoria

Agriculture Victoria have years of meticulously collected soil quality information. This wealth of data is an incredibly rich resource for farmers, industry and researchers who make decisions based on what’s on, or under, the ground. This might include ecological planning, bushfire mapping or deciding on next generation crops. How would you represent this data to help decision makers?

Go to Challenge | 5 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Western Australia

Efficient Visualisation

Immersive visualisation to understand data

Go to Challenge | 11 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Encouraging participation of WA youth in the broader community

This challenge is to recognise the project that encourages the participation of WA youth in the broader community

Go to Challenge | 7 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

🌟 Granular Tourism Information

We struggle to find reliable visitation and expenditure figures for the tourism sector for the Mid West and for Geraldton specfically

Go to Challenge | 5 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

🌟 How can we make education inclusive for students with disabilities?

Various disabilities can prove to be a barrier to learning and functioning in education. In order to provide an inclusive environment, institutions and educators need to learn how to help remove those barriers; and students need to feel that they can be involved in the process.

Go to Challenge | 6 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Most Creative Use of WA Data

This challenge is to provide recognition to the team that uses any available Western Australian data set to provide the most ‘creative’ solution to a local or regional issue in Western Australia.

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Nothing for us here!

How can we make our community feel more welcoming to young people by bringing public and private infrastructure and recreation information together in a way that is easy to use and can help everyone find the information relevant to them?

Go to Challenge | 5 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

🌟 Sharing the unique cultural, colonial and built heritage of Fremantle/Walyalup

The City of Fremantle is known for its unique heritage and as one of the most visited destinations in WA is constantly seeking new and innovative ways to make this information available to visitors. We are looking for a technology based solution that will provide a heritage interpretation experience to help replace the existing system.

Go to Challenge | 4 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

🌟 The Class of 2025

Considering the growing and emerging economic industries, how can data be used to assist tertiary education providers in developing courses that are relevant to, and supportive of future job creation?

Go to Challenge | 10 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Why is “placemaking” important for local communities?

A strong community is created through creating a “sense of place” through engagement with the community, partnerships with businesses and industry

Go to Challenge | 5 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.