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[[File:WTW Nov 2013 Waroona Tourist Centre.jpg|thumb|Participants in the Wikipedia Take Waroona, photo scavenger hunt]]
 
 
'''''Wikimedia Australia, Inc.®''' is an independent not-for-profit organisation and registered charity.
 
'''''Wikimedia Australia, Inc.®''' is an independent not-for-profit organisation and registered charity.
  
 
The mission of Wikimedia Australia is to support the Mission of the Wikimedia Foundation in Australia in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity.
 
The mission of Wikimedia Australia is to support the Mission of the Wikimedia Foundation in Australia in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity.
  
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.
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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. Read more about our activities [[About us|here]].
  
 
Wikimedia Australia accepts donations via PayPal, direct bank deposit, internet banking transfer, cheque or money order. To donate, please <big>[[#How to Donate|click here]]</big>.
 
Wikimedia Australia accepts donations via PayPal, direct bank deposit, internet banking transfer, cheque or money order. To donate, please <big>[[#How to Donate|click here]]</big>.
  
Donations to Wikimedia Australia, while greatly appreciated, are currently are not tax deductible.  
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Donations to Wikimedia Australia, while greatly appreciated, are not tax deductible.  
  
==Overview of activities==
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[[File:StateLibQld 1 100280.jpg|thumb|Boer War soldier from Queensland, image from the State Library of Queensland Collection]]
 
[[File:GLAM friday gnangarra 06.JPG|thumb|GLAM_WIKI panel]]
 
Wikimedia was formed in 2008 with our first event [[GLAM-WIKI]] which was supported by Australian War Memorial, Wikimedia Foundation, CustomWare and ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation occurred in August 2009. This event brought together people from more then 50 Galleries, Libraries Archives and Museums from across Australia and New Zealand to share ideas on the free exchange of knowledge.
 
  
Our next major project was in conjuction with the State Library of Queensland with the uploading of approximately 23,000 images[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Images_from_the_State_Library_of_Queensland] from their collection, combined with this there has been a number of editing workshops in libraries across Queeensland. This was then followed with a similar program with the State Library of New South Wales who in 2013 hosted Australia first Wikimedian in residence.
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==Other ways to Donate==
 
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===Credit card===
Wikimedia Australia and Autstralian Paralympic Committee(APC) have been working together on a number of projects to improve the available information on paralympic sports. After proving themselves knowledgeable the APC arranged media accreditation for Wikimedians to cover the 2012 Paralympics in London. This was followed up with a project to gain accreditation for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Socchi, wikimedians are also working on documenting many other sports as well including wheel chair basketball and wheel chair rugby.
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Credit cards are accepted online by PayPal in many countries, and can be used to donate to Wikimedia Australia using the buttons above to donate.
 
 
[[File:Freopedia Customs House plaque.jpg|thumb|Freopedia QR code]]
 
In 2012 Wikimedia Australia combined with [[w:Fremantle Society|The Fremantle Society]] to take Wikipedia from computer screens out into the streets with Australias first WikiTown in Fremantle, known as [[w:WP:Freo|Freopedia]]. This project is placing QR codes on buildings, monuments and other places linked with Fremantle history. With links to Australian Prime Minister John Curtin, US President Hubert Hoover and bushranger Moondyne Joe to Western Australias oldest building Freopedia QR codes provide access to Wikipedia articles about the history of Fremantle and Western Australia.
 
 
 
;Additional activities
 
 
 
Wikimedia Australia also has a number of programs to specifically support volunteers in their ability to create free content.
 
These programs include;
 
* Travel assistance: report by JJ Harrison of his [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:JJ_Harrison/Cairns_report photographic trip to Cairns]
 
* Training: report by Juttavd on attending the first [http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/User:Juttavd/AdaCamp_report Adacamp],The [http://adainitiative.org/ Ada Initiative] is an international organisation that supports women involvement in open technology and culture
 
* Equipment assistance: report by User:99of9 about his [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:99of9/SmallGrant camera assistant grant]
 
* Community engagement: information on [[w:Wikipedia_Takes_Toodyay_Show|Wikipedia takes Toodyay show]], where editors spent the day promoting engagement with the local community, this was followed up with a workshop on editing Wikipedia.
 
* Wikimedian in Residences: the monthly GLAM reports include projects related to Wikimedians in Residences in the [https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/August_2013/Contents/Australia_and_New_Zealand_report August 2013 issue] the SLNSW reported on their Wikimedian in residence experience with User:Whiteghost.ink
 
 
 
Wikimedia Australia also engages with many Government Agencies, Community groups and educators to help share, improve and promote the availability of freely licensed Australian content online.
 
 
 
We cant do this alone we also need your help be that through financial assistance, project partnerships or just providing access to materials if you would like to help improve the "sum of all knowledge" please contact the committee with your proposal.
 
 
 
==How to Donate==
 
===Paypal===
 
The easiest way to donate to Wikimedia Australia is via Paypal, using one of the buttons below. You can pay using PayPal balance or a credit card.
 
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===Direct deposit===
 
===Direct deposit===

Revision as of 17:34, 2 June 2015

Wikimedia Australia, Inc.® is an independent not-for-profit organisation and registered charity.

The mission of Wikimedia Australia is to support the Mission of the Wikimedia Foundation in Australia in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity.

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. Read more about our activities here.

Wikimedia Australia accepts donations via PayPal, direct bank deposit, internet banking transfer, cheque or money order. To donate, please click here.

Donations to Wikimedia Australia, while greatly appreciated, are not tax deductible.

Recurring (monthly) donations

$5$10$20$50$100

One off donations

$5$10$20$50$100


Other ways to Donate

Credit card

Credit cards are accepted online by PayPal in many countries, and can be used to donate to Wikimedia Australia using the buttons above to donate.

Direct deposit

A direct deposit can be made at any Westpac branch or via internet banking.

Wikimedia Australia's Westpac account details are as follows:

  • BSB: 033-341
  • Account Number: 594901
  • Account name: Wikimedia Australia Incorporated

For a list of Westpac branches please see the locations page of Westpac's website westpac.com.au.

Cheque or money order

Please make all cheques and money orders payable to: "Wikimedia Australia Incorporated".

All cheques and money orders can be sent to the following address:

Wikimedia Australia, Inc.
PO Box 2062
Bennettswood VIC 3125
Australia

Please include your name and a postal or email address so we can send you a receipt.

Receipts and public thanks

Please email us at contact-at-wikimedia.org.au including your contact details so that we can acknowledge your donation.

If you would like to be listed on the thank you page, please email us at contact-at-wikimedia.org.au including your contact details and optionally include a brief comment to be added beside your name.