Australian Capital Territory Challenges

Community wellbeing in the ACT

How should we measure and track the wellbeing of our community as a whole?

Eligibility: Must use at least one ACT Government data set, either from the Open Data Portal (data.act.gov.au) or the Geospatial Catalogue (actmapi-actgov.opendata.arcgis.com).

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge.

Discovering our region’s environment and biodiversity

How might ACT data encourage children and young people to appreciate and engage with Canberra’s environment and biodiversity?

Eligibility: Must use at least one ACT Government data set from the Geospatial Catalogue (actmapi-actgov.opendata.arcgis.com).

Go to Challenge | 11 teams have entered this challenge.

Integrate Disparate Data Sources like a Palantir Engineer

When working with our customers worldwide, our most successful outcomes come from our ability to make sense out of high degrees of complexity. We think that leveraging our existing toolkits and performing data fusion in your projects will help you better solve the problems of GovHack 2022.

Eligibility: Fuse multiple sources of data into a single pane of glass (such as graphs or pivot tables); and/or leverage the Blueprint UI Toolkit in some or all of your designs and prototypes.

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge.

Pricing public transport

How might we price public transport to balance capacity supply and patronage demand?

Eligibility: Must use at least one ACT Government data set, either from the Open Data Portal (data.act.gov.au) or the Geospatial Catalogue (actmapi-actgov.opendata.arcgis.com).

Go to Challenge | 10 teams have entered this challenge.

Nation Wide (Australia) Challenges

A hydrogen economy

How can Western Australia leverage the benefits of boosting the hydrogen economy? Why is WA the best place to take advantage of hydrogen projects?

Go to Challenge | 4 teams have entered this challenge.

Alternate transport

How can we make NSW a cycling-friendly state?

Go to Challenge | 12 teams have entered this challenge.

Better use of data - Connecting addresses in datasets

Addresses in datasets are a complicated thing. For example, they may have typos and abbreviations, they might rely on the context of the dataset (is this Melbourne Australia, or Melbourne Florida), and they may be more or less specific. Given an address or dataset containing addresses, how can we discover useful connections with other datasets given a large corpus of potential information?

Eligibility: Participants must use one or more datasets from Data.Vic to be eligible.

Go to Challenge | 5 teams have entered this challenge.

Celebrating Tasmania’s achievements

How might we use open data to celebrate Tasmania’s achievements and ensure Tasmania remains front and centre during national conversations?

Eligibility: Must use at least one open data source.

Go to Challenge | 6 teams have entered this challenge.

Community wellbeing in the ACT

How should we measure and track the wellbeing of our community as a whole?

Eligibility: Must use at least one ACT Government data set, either from the Open Data Portal (data.act.gov.au) or the Geospatial Catalogue (actmapi-actgov.opendata.arcgis.com).

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge.

Cultural diversity in the workplace

How might we use open data to better encourage cultural diversity in the workplace?

Go to Challenge | 4 teams have entered this challenge.

Digitising your drinking water

Clean water is an essential service for our communities and has been identified as the ‘Blue Gold’ for the next generation. How might data be harnessed to influence people to reduce water consumption? How might monitoring and tracking water usage now help protect this valuable resource for future generations?

Eligibility: Open to everyone. Must use the Unitywater dataset. Must use at least one other dataset.

Go to Challenge | 11 teams have entered this challenge.

Discovering our region’s environment and biodiversity

How might ACT data encourage children and young people to appreciate and engage with Canberra’s environment and biodiversity?

Eligibility: Must use at least one ACT Government data set from the Geospatial Catalogue (actmapi-actgov.opendata.arcgis.com).

Go to Challenge | 11 teams have entered this challenge.

Displacing Diesel

How might we use data and technology to displace all diesel in the Territory?

Go to Challenge | 3 teams have entered this challenge.

Flood Risk: Understanding the impact of climate change on extreme weather events in Hobart

Hobart, Tasmania is prone to extreme weather events, especially flash flooding. How can we better understand the risk of flooding and build a robust model to illustrate the increasing regularity and intensity of flooding? What would the impact of coincident events look like? How can we develop a collaborative flood warning and alert system for Hobart?

Eligibility: Use one or more datasets from CoH Open data portal and ensure the submission relates to understanding flood risk in the city of Hobart.

Go to Challenge | 7 teams have entered this challenge.

How can we beat Gamba Grass?

How can we reduce the risk of fire and damage caused by gamba grass to the natural environment, life, property and infrastructure?

Go to Challenge | 8 teams have entered this challenge.

How can we utilise organic wastage in Barossa, Gawler, Light and Adelaide Plains region?

What are the opportunities to value add using organic wastage in Barossa, Gawler, Light and Adelaide Plains region and what infrastructure/facilities required to implement them?

Eligibility: The solution to focus on Barossa-Gawler-Light-Adelaide Plains Region.

Go to Challenge | 2 teams have entered this challenge.

Integrate Disparate Data Sources like a Palantir Engineer

When working with our customers worldwide, our most successful outcomes come from our ability to make sense out of high degrees of complexity. We think that leveraging our existing toolkits and performing data fusion in your projects will help you better solve the problems of GovHack 2022.

Eligibility: Fuse multiple sources of data into a single pane of glass (such as graphs or pivot tables); and/or leverage the Blueprint UI Toolkit in some or all of your designs and prototypes.

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge.

Meeting short-term health needs outside of a hospital

How can we use available technologies to support people’s health needs and stay out of hospital?

Go to Challenge | 11 teams have entered this challenge.

Moreton Bay greening as we grow

How might we harness the power of the everyday citizen to help protect our diverse flora and fauna as we grow our region; creating a diverse and flourishing planet for generations to come?

Eligibility: Open to everyone. Employees of Moreton Bay Regional Council with a direct working relationship with members of the local Moreton Bay GovHack node organising committee are ineligible to apply for this prize. If unsure, please feel welcome to check-in on Slack and discuss via the #hack-moreton-bay and #talk-mbrc channels upon commencement of the event.

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge.

Pricing public transport

How might we price public transport to balance capacity supply and patronage demand?

Eligibility: Must use at least one ACT Government data set, either from the Open Data Portal (data.act.gov.au) or the Geospatial Catalogue (actmapi-actgov.opendata.arcgis.com).

Go to Challenge | 10 teams have entered this challenge.

Protecting South Australian growers from Fruit Fly

How might we use data to communicate where fruit fly are being detected so we can notify the right growers as quickly and accurately as possible?

Go to Challenge | 5 teams have entered this challenge.

Reducing climate impact through sustainable energy behaviours

How might we reduce climate impact through changes in energy sources, production, distribution and consumption

Go to Challenge | 10 teams have entered this challenge.

Skills and Employment in Barossa, Gawler, Light and Adelaide Plains region

What are the required future skills sets for upcoming job opportunities in Barossa, Gawler, Light and Adelaide Plains areas?

Eligibility: The project to focus on Barossa-Gawler-Light-Adelaide Plains Region.

Go to Challenge | 4 teams have entered this challenge.

Skills Development - Life after School

How might we connect schools and students with their local community for learning life skills and for post school opportunities?

Eligibility: Participants must use one or more datasets from Data.Vic to be eligible.

Go to Challenge | 12 teams have entered this challenge.

The NSW housing crisis

With the skyrocketing cost of living, how might we use open data to find affordable housing in the current rental and housing crisis?

Go to Challenge | 5 teams have entered this challenge.

Water Quality - Gippsland Lakes

What is the data telling us about what drives water quality in the Gippsland Lakes?

Eligibility: Participants must use one or more datasets from Data.Vic.

Go to Challenge | 3 teams have entered this challenge.

Australia (National) Challenges

Best Creative Use of Data in Response to ESG (AU)

How can you showcase data in a creative manner to respond to ESG challenges? How can we present and visualise data to stimulate conversation and promote change?

Eligibility: Must use a least one Australian relevant dataset - combining datasets preferred.

Go to Challenge | 31 teams have entered this challenge.

Emissions: The Dark side of Buildings

How might we address the built environment which accounts for 40% of the world’s GHG emissions through data sets and smart technologies? How will the phenomenon of a hybrid “return to the workplace” impact how we use existing spaces and plans for developing new spaces? How do we create the right mix of brownfield and greenfield projects to optimise results of efforts?

Go to Challenge | 7 teams have entered this challenge.

Flood, fire and the future: the road to resilience

Help transport planners find and predict which roads will be blocked or damaged in the next flood or bushfire

Eligibility: Must use at least one dataset from the National Freight Data Hub.

Go to Challenge | 11 teams have entered this challenge.

Helping Australia reach net zero emissions by 2050

Australia has a goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050. How can Australians use public spaces, including city landscapes to achieve these goals?

Eligibility: This question is open to all participants, excluding those currently working at CER, AER, DISR or ACCC.

Go to Challenge | 18 teams have entered this challenge.

Small business performance indicators

How can we help small business owners to easily compare how their business is tracking across a range of performance indicators compared to other similar businesses?

Eligibility: Use at least one ATO data set.

Go to Challenge | 6 teams have entered this challenge.

The 2021 Australian Census

How might we link the 2021 Census data with open data to highlight or solve a challenge Australians are facing

Eligibility: Teams are encouraged to use datasets from a variety of sources, but at least one must be drawn from the ABS Census 2021.

Go to Challenge | 24 teams have entered this challenge.

What’s going where?

Help transport planners find the detailed locations that different types of freight are coming from and going to

Eligibility: Must use at least one dataset from the National Freight Data Hub.

Go to Challenge | 7 teams have entered this challenge.

International Challenges

Managing or repurposing Covid-19 waste

How might we help re-think, repurpose or rehandle present and future Covid-19 waste?

Go to Challenge | 5 teams have entered this challenge.

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