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Welcome to the official wiki of...<br />
<div style="text-align: center; font-size: larger; margin:1em 0;">Wikimedia Australia is the Australian chapter of the international Wikimedia Foundation. <br>
<div style="color: #008000; font-size: 350%; line-height: 30px;">'''Wikimedia Australia'''</div>
We support people and organisations to contribute to Wikipedia, Wikidata and other Wikimedia platforms through events, training and partnerships.</div>


''"Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness."''<br>
[[File:ESEAP logo horizontal.svg |thumb|left|430px|link=https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/ESEAP_Conference_2022|Wikimedia Australia is hosting ESEAP Conference 2022: Reconnect from 18 - 20 November in Sydney! [https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/ESEAP_Conference_2022 Full details are here.]]]
[[wikisource:s:George Washington's First State of the Union Address|George Washington]], 8 January 1790


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===What's on!===
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Upcoming Events:
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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 Free Cultural Works, especially educational works, and works about Australia, its culture, natural environment, and Australian news and media.</div>
 
[[Events|See more events]]. See also the full [[calendar]], and list of [[past events]].
 
===Latest news===


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===General information===
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'''Wikimedia Australia, Inc.&reg;''' is an [[meta:Local Wikimedia chapter#Existing chapters|approved chapter]] of the [[wikimedia:Main Page|Wikimedia Foundation]]. We are currently [[Membership|accepting members]] and will soon be planning for our first [[Meetings|Annual General Meeting]] and the election of our first committee.
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| body1  = Wikidata Fellow Dr Margaret Donald on her project populating Wikidata with Australian animals.


The purpose of the organisation 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''
| title2 = New Wikimedian in Residence program
* increase public awareness, support and participation in the projects hosted by the [[wikimedia:Main Page|''Wikimedia Foundation'']] (WMF)
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* develop resources to assist Australians in the creation and maintenance of Free Cultural Works
| body2  = Wikimedian James Gaunt undertakes new residency at Australian Music Vault
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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.
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| body1  = Wikimedia Australia develop a new module automating the updating of population data


===Membership===
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To become a member of Wikimedia Australia, you may visit our <span class="plainlinks">[http://membership.wikimedia.org.au/memberdb/?page=signup membership system]</span> where you can complete the application before your nomination is accepted by a member of the committee.<br /><div align="right">[[Membership|''More details...'']]</div>
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| body2  = Wikidata Fellow Brett Tweedie on his project exploring the great football divide in Australia


===Australia on Wikimedia projects===
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* [[wikipedia:Portal:Australia|Wikipedia]], the free encyclopedia
* [[wikinews:Portal:Australia|Wikinews]], the free news source
* [[wikiquote:Australia|Wikiquote]], the free compendium of quotations
* [[commons:Australia|Wikimedia Commons]], the free media repository
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Latest revision as of 23:48, 11 August 2022


Wikimedia Australia is the Australian chapter of the international Wikimedia Foundation.
We support people and organisations to contribute to Wikipedia, Wikidata and other Wikimedia platforms through events, training and partnerships.
Wikimedia Australia is hosting ESEAP Conference 2022: Reconnect from 18 - 20 November in Sydney! Full details are here.

What's on!

Upcoming Events:

  • Wikimania 2022 — Thursday 11 August 2022
    The Festival Edition! Wikimedia is online again in 2022
  • An introduction to Wikidata — Saturday 13 August 2022
    Discover how the worlds of Wikimedia link together at Darling Square Library, Sydney
  • Perth Meetup 74 — Sunday 21 August 2022
    A social gathering for Wikimedians and friends in Perth
  • Hands-on History: an introduction to Wikipedia — Saturday 3 September 2022
    Learn the basics of editing Wikipedia! Join Wikimedians Toby Hudson and Annie Reynolds to learn basics of editing at Darling Square Library, Sydney
  • Open Community Meeting - September — Wednesday 14 September 2022
    Attendance, presentations, questions or provocations are welcome!

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

Latest news