Wikimedia Australia

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Welcome to Wikimedia Australia
The Australian Chapter supporting the work of the Wikimedia Foundation
This site is 711 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..

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

The purpose of the organisation 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

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.

Contact Information

The best way to contact us is via email, on We have a handy 'Contact us' link on the left hand side of every page which contains further information.

Featured Project - "GLAM"

Need a little more GLAM in your life?

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

Latest news

News: Wikimedia Australia Meetings   May 15: Almost time for the first round of membership renewal! - Check your email for an important message on the 'Members' email list.
News: Wikimedia Australia Meetings   Jan 11: Wikimedia Australia's first Annual General Meeting is held Australia-wide appointing the first official committee.
News: Site Updates   Nov 18: The officialwiki is officially launched to members of Wikimedia Australia.

Planned Events

  • Wiki Wednesday's in Sydney - a regular bi-monthly meet for those interested in all things wiki
  • The Wikimedia AU AGM will be held in Spring 2009

Featured Australian Content

This beautiful panorama, a view from Connors Hill, in East Gippsland, Victoria. The image was photographed by Peter, known as 'Fir0002' on Wikimedia projects, and is a 'featured picture' on Wikimedia Commons, meaning it's of a high quality, and completely free to use and reuse for any purpose.

A view from Connors Hill - an example of great work by a volunteer wikimedian

Click on the image above for higher resolutions, and full licensing information.

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, including the development of this website (and yes - this box!).

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.