Open Data case studies

We are firm believers in the power of sharing stories through demonstrated case studies and examples. Here are some examples of applications using open data


A new app that uses open data to allow easy access to Brisbane City Council planning regulations for a particular property, and then connects users with design-led businesses to help them complete their renovation or new build project.

IP Nova

IP NOVA is a free on-line tool which makes it possible to explore our IP data and look for inventions, brands and plants that have been filed with IP Australia.

WikiCamps Australia

Which is an interactive travel app available for download in various formats.

Brisbane Community Directory

Which provides up-to-date information for community organisations who provide services to the Brisbane community.

Open Data visualisations are a quick and easy way to interact with data and extract new meaning and insight. Here are some examples of data visualisations created by local #dataartists:

Get to Know Your Electorate

By the Policy Innovation Hub at Griffith University. Using Tableau Public, the team has created a number of informative dashboards using open data from the Australian Beaurau of Statistics which shows a breakdown of population, income, housing, and education – by electorate throughout Queensland.

Australian stories

Read more success stories from across Australia:

International stories


The GovLab have published a collection on Open Data’s Impact


Becky Hogge wrote a comprehensive report, Open Data -Six Stories About Impact in the UK

The ODI have a number of open data case studies and stories

Write your own story

Events are often organised to work with open data. Here are a few you may be interested in exploring to create your own success story:


GovHack – Australia’s largest hackathon. See last year’s winners


Open Knowledge run a number of events throughout the year in Brisbane and Melbourne


Hacking Health – collaborate and co-create digital health prototypes to healthcare needs


HealthHack – A data hack for medical research problems.