Exploring what Victoria has to offer

Supported By: 
Victorian Government
Eligibility Criteria: 
Hacks must be mobile compatible and use at least two data sets (at least one must be Victoria government data with a strong preference for multipliable Victorian government datasets from different departments and agencies.)

Victoria has a wide range of natural assets and ranks highly on liability indexes. The challenges in this theme will seek to showcase what Victoria has to offer and increase the visibility for both tourists and locals alike. Suggestions: - Overlay trails data, with accommodation, weather. - Link transport and event data - Map open spaces and walkability. Data suggestions: - Tracks and trails - Local council amenity data - PTV - Vic roads - Open spaces

nextStep FedUni

Team Name: 
Barely Registered

This app makes use of gamification to get prospective students interested in higher education. The app constructs a persona based on players' responses to a quiz. The responses from the quiz assigns characteristics, from which persona attributes are then derived. Players are then able to use their persona's to battle other professions. 

Crime Stalker

We live in the dark, to server the light. We are Crime Stalker.
Team Name: 
Sky Observer

Crime can be the result of different negative behaviours, such as heavy drinking, drugs, accidents, etc. Our website will display user-selected layers on top of each others over Victoria map to shed some light into the connection between crime and other behaviours.

Basic layers include accidents, drug use, various crime type. If an area has a higher density of incidents, it may indicate that something needs to be done in that area.

Data usage: Victoria suburb boundaries dataset, Vicroads accident dataset, crime dataset.


Team Name: 
The Pied Pipers

We are hoping to crowd source ideas for how to use Melbourne Water land. Giving users a map of available land with Google Street View images of each site with a way to add comments and view comments by other users.

Holes in the Safety Net Indicator

Team Name: 
Safety Net

Holes in the safety net indicator is a national assessment of the concentration of charitable organisations that work with people at risk of homelessness. It shows locations where there are fewer homeless charities and comparatively larger homeless populations, to encourage growth of charitable organisations in those areas most in need.


Safety Net

SafteyNet image of a net protecting the ground
Team Name: 
Safety Net

Safety Net is a website designed to ease communication between homeless or at risk people and the services designed to help them. 

By geocoding data for charitable support services, we can provide an easy to use information source that will allow the newly homeless or at risk to  find the appropriate services easily, thus minimising the danger that they will become trapped with the disadvantages of street life. With a few minutes and an Internet connection, they will be able to find the people that can assist in getting them back on their feet. 

Greening Space Victoria

Team Name: 
Community Nexus

Greening Space Victoria is about using Melbourne Water land to create more green spaces in Victoria

Stemming off the Greening Space Melbourne, GS Victoria looks at how we can utilise the Melbourne Water land to increase environmental sustainability and accessibility. We look at how we can ‘green’ Victoria through using the Melbourne Water’s land to better facilitate biodiversity, land revegetation and community engagement.

Eureka Melbourne

Eureka Melbourne
Team Name: 
Team Eureka Melbourne

Eureka Melbourne

For GovHack 2015 we decided to encourage Melbourne's citizens and visitors to explore all that it has to offer.
Eureka Melbourne is a web app that you can run on your mobile device or computer. It uses your location to determine if you have visited any of the several hundred points of interest we have compiled from open data.

Postcode Battle (The Card Game)

Team Name: 
Level 6.3

Now you can fight your suburb against that of your friends!

Using our database built from state and national data, we select all the attributes in which your suburb is more awesome than that of your mates. We present them in a easily understandable way. Now you have real data to prove that your suburb is absolutely the most awesomest! Get battling!!


Postcode Battle (Liveability Index)

Team Name: 
Level 6.3

We see open government data as a chance for the government to inform its citizens, and for the citizens to inform the government; as a chance to foster communication and cooperation. In our project, we ask: where is infrastructure sufficient, and where are services lacking? If I want to move to a different suburb, where are my needs and interests best catered for?


Ballarat Minute

Team Name: 

This year the City of Ballarat is looking at ways that data can help them achieve their '10 Minute City' strategic vision.

From "Today Tomorrow Together - The Ballarat Strategy":


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