Educate us!

Supported By: 
Queensland Government on behalf of the Department of Education and Training

The best use of government data in a hack which educates the community about a topical issue. Ideally your hack should be able to be used to engage and educate school children; other than this, you are limited only by your imagination and your data hacking skills.

Here are some ideas: (1)Traffic accident statistics could be used to educate people about the dangers of texting and driving. (2) Antarctic measurements, sea temperatures or other data might inform debates about global warming. (3) Health data might be used to highlight the incidence of diseases like melanoma in Queensland.

More information and selected datasets are available from


Eligibility Criteria

You must use at least one of the data sets provided for this challenge hosted on, but you are free to use data from the official GovHack list or any other data sets as long as their licensing terms permit.

Mycity in Virtual Reality

Team Name: 
Team Gold Coast

My City in Virtual Reality

Why do we need Virtual Reality?

Virtual Reality is becoming popular day by day. Using this technology, users can feel the virtual experience of the places. The Gold Coast is hosting the Commonwealth 2018 Games. The Gold Coast is going to attract more visitors from all over the world for this event.

How does the Virtual Reality app work?

Bringing Data to the Table

Team Name: 

This project is about putting data in the every day objects we interact with so the public can learn and discover about their community without having to look for it. We have focused on furniture for a school setting that displays data about sociology and wildlife to encourage children to observe their daily surroundings and notice the things that are around them.



Snap Ranger

Team Name: 
Empower Rangers

Why not provide extra help to our rangers?

The SNAP RANGER app aims to engage the local community with the Gold Coast wildlife.