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<div style="text-align: center; font-size: larger; margin:1em 0;">Wikimedia Australia is the Australian chapter of the international Wikimedia Foundation. We support people and organisations around Australia to contribute to Wikipedia, Wikidata and other Wikimedia platforms through events, training and partnerships.</div>
  
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'''Wikimedia Australia, Inc.'''&reg; is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, whose primary aim is to promote equality of opportunity to access and participate in the collaborative creation of [[w:Free content|Free Cultural Works]], especially educational works, and works about Australia, its culture, natural environment, and Australian news and media. '''See our [[Statement of Purpose]] & [[Rules]]'''.
 
  
Wikimedia Australia is recognised by the Wikimedia Foundation as an [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_chapters official chapter] and as such will offer members an official voice in the global Wikimedia community, whose aim is to create ''the sum of all human knowledge, freely available in your own language''.
 
  
The purpose of Wikimedia Australia is to:
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* 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:Main Page|''Wikimedia Foundation'']] (WMF)
 
* develop resources to assist Australians in the creation and maintenance of Free Cultural Works
 
  
'''Note:''' Wikimedia Australia and the Wikimedia Foundation have ''no relationship with WikiLeaks'', formally or informally. For more information please see [http://blog.wikimedia.org/blog/2010/12/09/what%E2%80%99s-in-a-name-in-the-case-of-%E2%80%98wiki%E2%80%99-lots-of-things/ "What's in a name"] from the official Wikimedia Foundation blog.
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====What's on!====
  
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<h2 style="font-family:'Verdana', sans-serif; border-bottom:0;">'''Join us!'''</h2>
 
Wikimedia Australia would love you to join us. Membership is only $20 AU a year and will enable you to have a greater impact on the Wikimedia movement in Australia and shape the future of our organisation. All members are encouraged to get involved in many ways.
 
  
You may be an active participant on one of the Wikimedia projects, or maybe you'd like to know more about how to get involved in one – whatever your background and experience, we'd love to tell you more about Wikimedia, and 'free culture'.
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See also the full [[calendar]], and list of [[past events]].
 
 
<big>[[Membership|You can read more about becoming a member, and to sign up, on this page.]]</big>
 
 
 
Non-members can still [[Special:RequestAccount|request an account]] to edit this wiki.
 
 
 
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<h2 style="font-family:'Verdana', sans-serif; border-bottom:0;">'''News'''</h2>
 
 
 
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<h2 style="font-family:'Verdana', sans-serif; border-bottom:0;">'''Events'''</h2>
 
 
 
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{{!}} class="nowrap" style="text-align:left;" {{!}} '''[[Past events|&laquo; See past events]]'''
 
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Revision as of 07:58, 2 July 2021


Wikimedia Australia is the Australian chapter of the international Wikimedia Foundation. We support people and organisations around Australia to contribute to Wikipedia, Wikidata and other Wikimedia platforms through events, training and partnerships.


1Lib1Ref. #1Lib1Ref is back for 2021 with free online support sessions for librarians. Read more.


Wiki Loves Earth. The Wiki Loves Earth photo competition is documenting our natural world. Enter your photos now!

What's on!

Upcoming Events:

See also the full calendar, and list of past events.