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Support Wikimedia Australia by becoming a member today! Membership is $40/year ($20/year concession). Benefits include:
:''For a condensed membership page suitable for printing to give out at events, [[:File:WMAU membership form (printable).pdf|printable PDF]] or see [[Membership/handout]].''


* [[rules|voting rights]]
Support Wikimedia Australia by becoming a member today!
 
Membership is currently [[w:AUD|A]]$9.95 a year for Australians and residents of Pacific islands without an established chapter. 
 
As well as being part of a huge, evolving worldwide movement that is transforming the availability of free knowledge and cultural works, the benefits of becoming a member include:
* [[rules|voting rights]] at meetings
* [[accounts|officialwiki editing rights]]  
* [[accounts|officialwiki editing rights]]  
* the chance to steer Wikimedia Australia's direction and influence the [[m:Chapter-selected Board seats|chapter-selected WMF Board seats]]
* access to members-only mailing lists
* probable future discounts, and
* the chance to steer Wikimedia Australia's direction and have input to the Wikimedia movement through [[m:Chapter-selected Board seats|the chapter-selected trustees]] on the Wikimedia Foundation board.
* [[warm fuzzies]].


Before you join you may be interested in reading our [[rules]] and especially our [[Statement of Purpose]].
Before you join, you may be interested in reading our [[rules]] and especially our [[Statement of Purpose|statement of purpose]].
 
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==How to become a member of Wikimedia Australia==
==How to become a member of Wikimedia Australia==
# Fill out and submit the [{{Membership form URL}} application form]. Be sure all of the submitted information is correct.
# You'll receive a confirmation email.
# If your application is approved, you'll receive another email to inform you that the membership dues are pending.
# Once we've received your payment you'll receive a confirmation email to inform you of your current status, and you'll be added to the members mailing list (unless you request otherwise). The email address you provided will be the primary method of contact (unless you request otherwise).


# Fill out the form [http://membership.wikimedia.org.au/memberdb/index.php?page=signup here].
==Renewal of membership==
# You will receive an email with the subject 'Application for Wikimedia Australia Membership' asking you to confirm your email by clicking a link.
'''Membership renewals''' are payable in advance on or before 1 July in each year. Got any questions? Please email the treasurer at {{nospam|treasurer|wikimedia.org.au}}. We'd be delighted to help.
# An email application is then sent to the committee for approval. (This should normally take around three working days.)
# If your application is approved, you will get an email with the subject "New Wikimedia Australia Membership Status: Pending - Pending". '''This email contains information about how you pay your membership fees''' ($40/year, $20/year concession).
# Once the secretary can see that your payment has been received, your new membership status will be "Member - Ordinary Member". The secretary will add you to the members mailing list unless you request otherwise. The email address you provided will be the primary method of contact regarding WMAU meetings, unless you inform the secretary otherwise.


==Payment methods==
===How to renew===
At this time, the available payment methods are listed below. Further payment types may be added at a later stage.
Simply [[Membership#Payment_methods|make a payment]] with a comment including your name and—if there's room—the word "renewal"; please also email the treasurer ({{nospam|treasurer|wikimedia.org.au}}). You don't need to do anything in memberDB for renewing.


* Direct Deposit (highly preferred)
==Late joiners==
* Cheque or Money Order
Good news! Members who join and pay a subscription after 1 April in any financial year are regarded as fully paid-up until the end of the ''following'' financial year.
 
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==Problems?==
==Problems?==
If at any time you have problems or you want to ask about the progress/status of your application, please contact the secretary by email - [mailto:secretary@wikimedia.org.au secretary@wikimedia.org.au].
If at any time you have problems or you want to ask about the progress/status of your application, please contact the Secretary at {{nospam|secretary|wikimedia.org.au}}.
 
[[Category:Membership]]
[[Category:Applications]]
[[Category:Secretary]]

Latest revision as of 07:25, 11 November 2019

For a condensed membership page suitable for printing to give out at events, printable PDF or see Membership/handout.

Support Wikimedia Australia by becoming a member today!

Membership is currently A$9.95 a year for Australians and residents of Pacific islands without an established chapter.

As well as being part of a huge, evolving worldwide movement that is transforming the availability of free knowledge and cultural works, the benefits of becoming a member include:

Before you join, you may be interested in reading our rules and especially our statement of purpose.

Join Wikimedia Australia

How to become a member of Wikimedia Australia

  1. Fill out and submit the application form. Be sure all of the submitted information is correct.
  2. You'll receive a confirmation email.
  3. If your application is approved, you'll receive another email to inform you that the membership dues are pending.
  4. Once we've received your payment you'll receive a confirmation email to inform you of your current status, and you'll be added to the members mailing list (unless you request otherwise). The email address you provided will be the primary method of contact (unless you request otherwise).

Renewal of membership

Membership renewals are payable in advance on or before 1 July in each year. Got any questions? Please email the treasurer at treasurer-at-wikimedia.org.au. We'd be delighted to help.

How to renew

Simply make a payment with a comment including your name and—if there's room—the word "renewal"; please also email the treasurer (treasurer-at-wikimedia.org.au). You don't need to do anything in memberDB for renewing.

Late joiners

Good news! Members who join and pay a subscription after 1 April in any financial year are regarded as fully paid-up until the end of the following financial year.

Payment methods

At this time, the available payment methods are listed below in order of our preference. Further payment types may be added at a later stage.

  1. Direct deposit (much preferred)
  2. Cheque or money order

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.

Cheques and money orders

Please send to:

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

With an accompanying note mentioning your name, email address and the purpose of the payment (e.g. joining, renewing).


Problems?

If at any time you have problems or you want to ask about the progress/status of your application, please contact the Secretary at secretary-at-wikimedia.org.au.

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