New South Wales

Nearest Emergency Room

Team Name: 
Eliot Redelman

So you’re a dev, and you just googled.  “where is my nearest emergency room”  and guess what, there is no easy answer.  What if there was a real emergency?  How would you get to the emergency room?  Let’s pretend that we don’t want to just call an ambulance.  You are new to the area, don’t have your insurance paid up to date, it’s not that bad and you think you can walk there, but don’t know what the fastest route is.  Whatever.  The problem is right there.

Let’s not wait till an emergency to need that tool.  Let’s make it here.  Today.

Mantis Labs

Team Name: 
Mantis Labs

Problems Identified:

We have examined the overall problem of data security which is a growing concern globally. We have applied our focus for the GovHack event toward the Government Health sector which can be a vulnerable area of concern. Our findings lead us to the particular issue of "ransomeware" that highlights this problem to be a growing concern whereby 4000 attacks occur daily across the world in the health sector alone of which Australia would be included.

The Working Solution:

Tolls BoardGame

Tolls BoardGame icon
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Tolls Board Game:

The Tolls Board Game is a virtual board game poking light hearted jabs and educating people about the poor state of sydney roads.

We are using the Transport NSW Roads realtime dataset to take travel time on popular sydney roads, using this to calculate cost incurred when another player lands on a player owned road.

We believe this creates a dynamic boardgame experience where skill and knowledge comes first and luck second.

Streamlined Service Requests

Team Name: 
Team Dead Dog

The Service Request Data set has 50,000 service requests and where they originated from. We have the following aims:-

  1. Making the data discoverable / visualizable
  2. Machine learning to show a proof of concept automatic triaging.


Lets renew the renewable energy!

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In this brief project we have highlighted some key insights for local government and agencies to make Parramatta a better place to live work and play. We have highlighted the fact that promotion and fostering of renewable energy at local level will help Parramatta to be a cool and prosperous city.

Do you know Australia?

Innovative agents of govhack
Team Name: 
Innovative Agents of GovHack


How do we measure perception against reality? 

Use the innovative agents of govhack minigame!

“Do you know Australia?” is a fun and engaging online mini-game platform where YOU can learn more about YOUR area, and WE can all learn about OUR perceptions.


We all carry cognitive biases that affect our perception of the world.


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The goal of this project is to build a tailored map designed specifically for the NSW transit network. The idea is to remove the clutter from standard maps and add emphasis on things that a customer on a public transit network journey would be most interested in.

Unfortuantly I wasn't able to get this project in a good enough state for the deadline, but I'm keen to continue to develop the concept post-govhack.