Frequently asked questions

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Wikimedia Australia Inc. (also known as WMAU) is a chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation, which is a service provider of wikis, notably Wikipedia, one of the largest online encyclopedias.

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What is the mission of the Chapter ?

The purpose of the organisation 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)
  • develop resources to assist Australians in the creation and maintenance of Free Cultural Works

Wikimedia Australia is recognised by the Wikimedia Foundation as a 'official chapter' and as such will offer members an official voice in the global Wikimedia community, whose aim is to create unencumbered resources for use throughout the world.

Are you a charity?

Wikimedia is a non-profit association organised under the laws of Victoria, Australia.

Which projects do you support?

WMAU supports all of the projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation, and our members are actively contributing to many of the projects.

How is the chapter run?

The Wikimedia Australia chapter is currently being organised by an Interim Committee, charged with the task of establishing the organisation and holding the initial AGM.

This site also includes a complete list of committee meetings and resolutions.

Most of the interaction between committee members, members and community happens online, on our wikis, on mailing lists, and through electronic chat (IRC). Face-to-face meetings occasionally occur in each capital city.

The chapter also has a Statement of Purpose and rules.

How can I contact the Chapter?

See the Contact page for details on how to contact the different parts of Wikimedia Australia.

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