Wikimedia Australia

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Revision as of 13:52, 17 May 2009

Welcome to Wikimedia Australia
Supporting Free Cultural Works in Australia
This site is 709 pages strong

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Who We Are

Wikimedia Australia, Inc.® 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.

Wikimedia Australia is recognised by the Wikimedia Foundation as an 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:

  • 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 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 "What's in a name" from the official Wikimedia Foundation blog.

ABN: 74 761 792 996
CAV Registration No.: A0051923E

Contact Information

The best way to contact us is via email to You will also find additional contact options on the Contact page, which is linked in the navigation box on the left side of each page.

Featured Project - "GLAM"

Click Here for further information

GLAM has finished! More news soon :-)

Wikimedia Australia organised a Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums conference in Canberra on 6th - 7th August 2009. Click Here for further information on this exciting initiative.

Latest news

Planned Events

Coming events from our calendar:

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

Featured Australian Content

Wikimedia Commons volunteers have created and shared some truly amazing images, which are free to re-use for any purpose, as long as you attribute their work in the way that they've asked. Here are a few examples;

Sydney skyline at dusk

see the full selection here...

Get Involved - Sign Up to Wikimedia Australia!

Wikimedia Australia would love you to get involved! 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' – please do sign up!

Non-members can still request an account to edit this wiki.

Wikimedia Foundation Projects

The Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization, operates several multilingual and free-content projects, including Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, which has become one of the world's most popular web destinations.

Wikipedia Wikipedia – Encyclopedia Wikimedia Commons Wikimedia Commons – Media repository Wiktionary Wiktionary – Dictionary
Wikibooks Wikibooks – Textbooks Wikisource Wikisource – Sources Wikiquote Wikiquote – Quotations
Wikispecies Wikispecies – Species Wikinews Wikinews – News Wikiversity Wikiversity – Learning tools
Wikivoyage Wikivoyage – Travel guide