Wikimedia Australia December 2023 Update

Our final newsletter for 2023
, Ali Smith.


2023 A year of moving and shaking for Wikimedia Australia

Wikimedia Australia achieved many new and exciting things in 2023, including participating in Wikimania and Wikidata international conferences, a new round of partner projects and our first face to face Australian community conference, since 2019! Wikimedia Australia President, Amanda Lawrence, provides a wrap up of 2023 - the year that we got back out into the world. Read her message on our website.

2024 Partner Projects Announced

Wikimedia Australia is delighted to announce the successful allocation of grant funding for partner projects in 2024. This round of funding will support the placement of four Wikimedians in Residence at diverse organisations including:

The final resident will be announced in the near future. These residents will actively share and cultivate skills within Wikipedia and other Wiki platforms, contributing to community growth, enriching our collective knowledge and bridging knowledge gaps. Stay tuned to our website for further details about the four project partners and their goals in 2024.

Dates confirmed for Wikimania 2024

The Wikimania Core Organizing Team for 2024 has announced that Wikimania will be held from August 7th to 10th, 2024, at the International Congress Centre (ICC) in Katowice, Poland (with August 6th reserved for a pre-conference day). Please note the change of host city. Session submissions for the program are expected to open in February, and additional information about the program will follow soon.

2024 Wikimedia Hackathon Events and Scholarships

The Wikimedia Hackathon is taking place in person in Tallinn, Estonia, from May 3rd to May 5th, 2024.

To secure your spot, complete the registration and scholarship form. Scholarships from the Wikimedia Foundation that cover travel and accommodation expenses are also available for a selected group of technical contributors. The deadline for scholarship applications is January 5th, 2024.

Nominate WA Volunteer Service Awards

The Western Australia Volunteer Service Awards are an opportunity to thank and acknowledge volunteers who give their time and talents to support their communities. Do you know someone who is deserving of the award? We’d like to hear your nominations so we can prepare an application.

Planning for 2024

We are gradually planning events for 2024 and our calendar is starting to fill out. If you’d like our assistance in planning a training event, meet up or edit-a-thon, or would like a Wikimedia Australia presence at your next event, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!

Training Resources

Got time over the Christmas break? Why not upskill using our self-paced guides. Learn how to run a successful edit-a-thon or workshop, refresh your skills on the basics with video tutorials, or learn some new tips and tricks from our experienced editors and pool of experts.

A Message from Wikimedia Australia Staff

We wish you all the happiest Christmas and New Year period and hope that, however you spend it, you have an amazing break. Wikimedia Australia staff will be 'offline' from 23rd December until the 2nd of January and we are looking forward to a busy 2024. Thank you for all of your support.


Events for the first few months of 2024 are now on our website. You can also subscribe to our calendar.


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