International Best Disaster Mitigation Hack

Supported By: 
Insurance Australia Group

Major prize: Best Disaster Mitigation Hack ($4000)

Australian Runner up 1: Best Disaster Mitigation Hack ($2000)

New Zealand Runner up 2: Best Disaster Mitigation Hack ($2000)

Australia and New Zealand both have a number of natural disasters that we struggle to deal with every year. This hack is about ways to support disaster mitigation, emergency response or community support around responding to disasters.

Get Ready

Team Name: 
Hazard Busters

Our project is to help people (especially non-English speaking visitors/ migrants) better prepare and survive emergencies and disasters.

There is a growing number of non-English speaking visitors and migrants in Australia. When visiting or settling into a new region, it is hard to know what emergencies and disasters may be relevant.

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?


Project Naya

Project Naya
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Why do we choose to do it

Many government open-data provides geo-located info useful for disaster relief: real time fire hazard, tide and others. We see that these data can be integrated with mobile phones and other personal devices which has been proven to save lifes.

Project Naya integrate these two source of information to make disater relief efforts.

Who uses it and what does it do for them.

To the disaster relief efforts:

Cemetery Search Information New Zealand

Team Name: 
Vandelay Enterprises

The project we have built is called 'Cemetery Search Information New Zealand(CSI NZ)'.  CSI provides a way to search the cemetery records of all regions in New Zealand that have published their cemetery data online. 
People using this application will have a fast, easy way to find out where relatives are buried, and information about the grave plot - this includes things like viewing the gravestone, finding the location of the grave in the cemetery, identifying the neighbouring plots, etc.

Fire and Water Australia

Team Name: 
Fire and Water Australia

A mobile app which helps the fire department and locals combat fire by locating live fire areas and the nearest water catchment/reservoirs.

Data used are from:

Geoscience Australia

1. Sentinel Hotspots

Department of Communications

2. National Map (Government open data)



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AusQuakes is an earthquake visualisation tool.

It helps the public and organisations easily see where past quakes have occurred and their magnitude, allowing better planning of potential future events.


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FireSA is a fire safety application that alerts you when a bushfire occurs and gives you directions to the nearest bushfire safety zone in your area.

Our data:

SA Treasure Hunter

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What do four programmers, a digital artist, and a GIS specialist have in common?

They love sunken treasure!

Join us on a journey into hist-yarrrrr-y and find all of the sunken wrecks around South Australia's coasts and rivers.

Fun for all ages.




Phafe App

Phafe APP
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Phafe Just one more way your PHONE can keep you SAFE.

Every year thousands people are involved in accidents relating the use of mobile phones. What if we could change that? 
What if instead of a hazard we could use the mobile phone capabilities to reduce accidents, by completely rethinking the way we drive and focusing on safety.


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