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:
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.
- 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 would love you to join us. Membership is only $20 AU a year and will enable you to have a greater impact on the Wikimedia movement in Australia and shape the future of our organisation. 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'.
You can read more about becoming a member, and to sign up, on this page.
Non-members can still request an account to edit this wiki.
- Dr who? Campaign to boost digital profile of Australia's female scientists, Sydney Morning Herald, 27 July 2014
- Wikibomb to boost online role models for women scientists, Life Scientist, 28 July 2014
- Women scientists work to right wrongs with Wikibomb, ABC News, 14 August 2014
- Gang-gang: Wikipedia bombers plot to promote women in science, Canberra Times, 14 August 2014
- Online activists use Wikibomb to give greater recognition to work of female scientists on Wikipedia, ABC News, 14 August 2014
- Mater Researchers part of Australia’s first Wikibomb, Mater Research, 26 August 2014
- Australian female scientists embrace the Wikibomb, veski, 15 August 2014
- TRI researchers join Australia's first Wikibomb, Translational Research Institute
Coming events from our calendar:
- (International) 2020 May 15, Friday — 1Lib1Ref 15 May - 5 June — No location
Twice per year, #1Lib1Ref — abbreviated for one librarian, one reference — calls on librarians around the world, and anyone who has a passion for free knowledge, to add missing references to articles on Wikipedia.
- (National) 2020 May 25, Monday — Meeting:Committee (2020-05-25) — No location
For Committee members only.
- (International) 2020 August 5, Wednesday — Wikimania 2020 (Bangkok) — Bangkok, Thailand
Postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19
The annual conference for the global Wikimedia movement.
See also the full calendar, and list of past events.