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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 to contribute to Wikipedia, Wikidata and other Wikimedia platforms through events, training and partnerships.</div>
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<div style="color: #008000; font-size: 350%; line-height: 30px;">'''Wikimedia Australia'''</div>


''"Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness."''<br>
[[File:Population_infobox.png|thumb|left|430px|link=https://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Census_Implementation_Tools_-_Request_For_Quote|'''[[Census Implementation Tools - Request For Quote|Work with us to build a new Census data tool]]''' Request for quotes closes 23 January 2022.]]
[[wikisource:s:George Washington's First State of the Union Address|George Washington]], 8 January 1790


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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>


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===What's on!===
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===General information===
'''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.


The purpose of the organisation is to:
Upcoming Events:
* organise and participate in educational and social events that promote development of Free Cultural Works and related open source software systems, in particular ''wikis''
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* 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


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.
[[Events|See more events]]. See also the full [[calendar]], and list of [[past events]].
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===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>
| link1  = https://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/The_Record:_Australian_Music_On_Wikipedia
| title1 = The Record: Australian Music on Wikipedia
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| body1  = Wikimedia Australia and the Australia Council for the Arts launch a new partnership to grow the visibility of Australian music online


===Australia on Wikimedia projects===
| link2  = https://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Wikipedian_Ann_Reynolds_recognised_for_closing_the_gender_gap_on_Wikipedia
* [[wikipedia:Portal:Australia|Wikipedia]], the free encyclopedia
| title2 = Australian Wikimedian recognised for closing the gender gap on Wikipedia
* [[wikinews:Portal:Australia|Wikinews]], the free news source
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* [[wikiquote:Australia|Wikiquote]], the free compendium of quotations
| body2  = Renowned Australian Wikimedian Ann Reynolds has been announced as the recipient of a 2021 EDNA Award for Community Activism.
* [[commons:Australia|Wikimedia Commons]], the free media repository
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Latest revision as of 04:17, 20 January 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.
Work with us to build a new Census data tool Request for quotes closes 23 January 2022.
Apply for one of two $1000 Wikidata Felloswhips Closing 27 February 2022. Coming soon!

What's on!

Upcoming Events:

  • Introduction to Wikidata (1) — 2022 January 29, Saturday
    An introduction to Wikidata, a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines.
  • Introduction to Wikidata (2) — 2022 February 2, Wednesday
    An introduction to Wikidata, a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines.
  • Introduction to Wikidata (3) — 2022 February 10, Thursday
    An introduction to Wikidata, a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines.

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



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