Calling all crane-iacs

COMPETITION CLOSED. Stay tuned to find out how you can vote for the best shortlisted crane names. 

Earlier this year, we asked young patients and visitors on the John Hunter campus to colour the cranes. Now it’s time for the whole community to get involved! So put your thinking caps on and help us name the cranes.

The cranes are working hard to deliver a new, seven-storey hospital building as part of the John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct (JHHIP) project, which will help doctors and nurses care for the community into the future.  

For each crane, there are 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for the best names. Plus, mention your school to put them in the running for a one-off prize.
  • 1st place - $100 book voucher
  • 2nd place - $75 book voucher
  • 3rd place - $50 book voucher
  • School prize - $200 voucher for the most votes from a school
To submit your crane name, complete the online entry form by 5pm AEST 19 May 2023. (Competition closed)

Entries will be shortlisted by the JHHIP team and the community will then get the opportunity to vote for the winners.
The kookaburra and cockatoo were chosen because they are typically found in the surrounding bushland that is home to the new building on Awabakal land. 
Terms and conditions are outlined below. If you would like to know more, email

Image: an aerial photo of the development site in the foreground and the John Hunter Hospital in the background featuring our resident cockatoo and kookaburra.

Terms and conditions

The promoter is Health Infrastructure (ABN 89 600 377 397), 1 Reserve Road St Leonards NSW 2065 Australia. 
Entry is open to individuals of all ages.
Each entry must be made in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. By entering the Competition, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Entries that are not submitted in accordance with the Terms and Conditions may be deemed ineligible. Information on how to enter and prize details form part of these Terms and Conditions.  
Entrants may submit multiple entries to the competition but are only eligible for one prize. Entries will be judged on creativity. The entry process is via the online form.   
The competition period commences on 1 May at 9am AEST and runs until 19 May 2023 at 5pm AEST. Any entry received by the promoter before or after the competition period may be ineligible for entry and no responsibility will be accepted for lost, late or misdirected submissions. 
The promoter may at its absolute discretion remove or reject any entry for any reason whatsoever, including if it is offensive or discriminatory. 
Each entrant warrants that its entry does not breach the copyright or other intellectual property rights or privacy rights of any other person. 
The top 3 names for each crane will be shortlisted by a panel of judges on 25 May 2023 at the John Hunter Hospital.
The community will then be invited to vote for the best name for each crane.
The prizes for naming each of the two cranes include:
  • 1st - $100 book voucher
  • 2nd - $75 book voucher  
  • 3rd - $50 book voucher  
  • Plus, a one-off $200 voucher for the most votes from a school.
In the instance where a name that wins or gains a place is entered by more than one person, the entrant who submitted the name first will be deemed successful.
The winner and place-getters or their parent or guardian will be notified within two weeks of the competition’s closing date. Collection of the prize will be arranged with individuals. The prize is not transferable or exchangeable or redeemable for cash. A prize will be deemed to be unclaimed if we have been unable to contact the prize winner via the nominated contact phone number for seven calendar days. Where a prize is deemed unclaimed, the prize will be reassigned through a second judging. 
If there are any unclaimed prizes a second judging will be conducted within two weeks following the same criteria at the same place as the original judging. The new winner will be contacted via the nominated phone number within seven business days. 
If the Competition is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated due to any reason beyond the control of Health Infrastructure, including as a result of technical failures, Health Infrastructure reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to the fullest extent permitted by law to modify, postpone, suspend, terminate or cancel the Competition as appropriate. 
Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded including any statutory consumer guarantees, Health Infrastructure, and its officers, employees and agents will not be liable for any injury, damages, expenses, or loss whatsoever (whether direct or consequential) to any persons or property as a result of any person entering the Competition or accepting or using any prize, including without limitation, failure of any winner to contact the promoter, non-receipt of any prize or damage to any prize in transit. 
Health Infrastructure is collecting each entrants’ personal information for the purposes of conducting and promoting this Competition as described in these Terms and Conditions. 
Health Infrastructure’s Privacy Policy outlines how your personal information will be handled, including details about how you can seek access or correction of the personal information we hold about you. If you have any questions or want more information, please contact