IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat. IRC is one of the most common ways of performing online-based communication, usually through an IRC server host. Wikimedia Australia has its own IRC channel #wikimedia-au on the Libera Chat network, alongside many other Wikimedia movement channels such as #wikipedia and #wikipedia-en.
If you would like to talk to us on IRC, please join the #wikimedia-au channel.
If you do not have a working IRC client such as mIRC or ChatZilla, you may want to use the Kiwi IRC web client, or a service such as IRC Cloud (which includes scrollback so you don't miss what happens while you're not logged in): #wikimedia-au.
If you are not already a user of the Libera Chat IRC network, you might want to consider registering your nickname which will give you a unique name on the network. You can also obtain a hostname cloak which protects your Internet host name from spammers and other exploits.
If you need assistance while using IRC, there are some helpful websites on the Internet that are sure to help you along your way.
Until May 2021 we used the Freenode network, but switched at that time to the Libera network along with the rest of the Wikimedia movement. See meta:IRC/Migrating to Libera Chat for more information.
If there are any problems on the Wikimedia Australia channel, contact one of the following channel operators.
- Chapter members
Wikimedia Australia's monthly online meeting used to be held on the first Sunday of each month at 5:00 PM AEST (or AEDST during daylight saving) - on #wikimedia-au.
Transcripts of previous meetings can be found at Meetings.