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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. <br>
We support people and organisations to contribute to Wikipedia, Wikidata and other Wikimedia platforms through events, training and partnerships.</div>


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[[File:1Lib1Ref_logo.png |thumb|left|430px|link=1Lib1Ref_2022|[[#1Lib1Ref 2022|1Lib1Ref]] is a campaign by librarians around the world to add a missing references to articles on Wikipedia. In May 2022, Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand are joining forces to offer librarians across our region online support to add their reference. [[1Lib1Ref_2022|Get involved!]]]]
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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. '''See our [[Statement of Purpose]] & [[Rules]].'''</div>
[[Image:NSRW Map of Australia.png|250px|map of Australia]]
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[[File:Fruit Bat Falls - Jardine River National Park.jpg |thumb|left|430px|link=https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Earth_2022_in_Australia|[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Earth_2022_in_Australia Wiki Loves Earth] is is a photo contest about protected natural areas, within Australia on from Wednesday 1 June until Thursday 30 June 2022 [https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Earth_2022_in_Australia Wiki Loves Earth]]]


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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]].


===Membership===
===Latest news===
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>


===Australia on Wikimedia projects===
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* [[wikipedia:Portal:Australia|Wikipedia]], the free encyclopedia
| link1  = https://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/The_Record:_Australian_Music_On_Wikipedia
* [[wikinews:Portal:Australia|Wikinews]], the free news source
| title1 = The Record: Australian Music on Wikipedia
* [[wikiquote:Australia|Wikiquote]], the free compendium of quotations
| image1 = TheRecord.jpg
* [[commons:Australia|Wikimedia Commons]], the free media repository
| body1  = Wikimedia Australia and the Australia Council for the Arts launch a new partnership to grow the visibility of Australian music online
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| link2  = https://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Wikimedia_Australia_launches_a_new_GLAMR_training_program
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| title2 = New GLAMR training program
| image2 = Ballina BigPrawn2.jpg
| body2  = Explore Wikimedia platforms and projects that could extend your collections and engagement
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Latest revision as of 05:20, 18 May 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.
1Lib1Ref is a campaign by librarians around the world to add a missing references to articles on Wikipedia. In May 2022, Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand are joining forces to offer librarians across our region online support to add their reference. Get involved!
Wiki Loves Earth is is a photo contest about protected natural areas, within Australia on from Wednesday 1 June until Thursday 30 June 2022 Wiki Loves Earth

What's on!

Upcoming Events:

  • 1Lib1Ref2022 Drop-in Session 3 — Monday 23 May 2022
    Get some support to add a citation to Wikipedia as part of the #1Lib1Ref campaign
  • 1Lib1Ref2022 Drop-in Session 4 — Wednesday 25 May 2022
    Get some support to add a citation to Wikipedia as part of the #1Lib1Ref campaign
  • 1Lib1Ref2022 Drop-in Session 5 — Monday 30 May 2022
    Get some support to add a citation to Wikipedia as part of the #1Lib1Ref campaign
  • Wiki Loves Earth 2022 — Wednesday 1 June 2022
    Photo competition: Share your photographs of protected areas such as a national park, nature reserve, RAMSAR site, conservation reserve or historical site
  • 1Lib1Ref2022 Drop-in Session 6 — Wednesday 1 June 2022
    Get some support to add a citation to Wikipedia as part of the #1Lib1Ref campaign

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

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