Create a Cutting Edge Concept - The Science Sandpit!

The Queensland Government on behalf of Science Division, Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation


Type: Theme

The best cutting edge concept that reuses Environmental and Natural Resources Sciences data to improve Government Service Delivery through one or more of the following: (A) Information Discoverability and Delivery (visualisation, education and promotion) (B) Community Disaster/Risk Awareness (preparedness and response) (C) Community and Stakeholder Engagement (communication, interaction, multicultural and special needs).

More information and selected datasets are available from


Cash prize(s) up to the value of $1000

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.

Note that most of the Science data sets are tagged with “Govhack 2016” or “science”.

All cash prizes are up to the value stated on the prize.
GovHack reserves the right to amend the value of
cash prizes if event running costs exceed the total
sponsorship collected. Click here for more information.