Wikimedia Australia is the Australian chapter of the international Wikimedia Foundation. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation and registered charity, we support our members, the broader community and partner organisations to contribute to Wikipedia, Wikidata and other Wikimedia platforms through events, training and partnerships.
Our mission and purpose
We support the mission of the Wikimedia Foundation, to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally. As a chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation offer our members an official voice in the global Wikimedia community.
Our purpose is to:
- organise and participate in educational and social events that promote development of Free Cultural Works and related open source software systems, in particular wikis;
- increase public awareness, support and participation in the projects hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF); and
- develop resources to assist Australians in the collaborative creation and maintenance of Free Cultural Works, specially educational works, and works about Australia, its culture, natural environment, and Australian news and media.
What we do
We undertake outreach activities, develop resources and build systems that empower and engage people to collect, develop, share and promote Free Cultural Works. In recognition of Australia's role in the Asia-Pacific region, we will assist in building the capacity of the Wikimedia and Free Culture movements internationally.
Donations to Wikimedia Australia, while greatly appreciated, are currently are not tax deductible. Read more on our frequently asked questions page.