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Clayton or Clayton Bay[edit]

An article has been created on Clayton Bay, South Australia. Looking at Google Maps, they call the town Clayton, South Australia. Can a local provide the correct name of the town please? -- Mattinbgn\talk 20:29, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Victor Harbor[edit]

I found City of Victor Harbor inexplicably not a link on Template:Local Government Areas of South Australia and redlinked on Alexandrina Council, so I started to created it as a #REDIRECT to Victor Harbor, South Australia. Then I discovered that page had previously existed and been deleted with these logs showing on the create page:

Is there any good reason why this should not be a redirect? YBG (talk) 08:15, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

It is not a redirect because City of Victor Harbor is a separate entity to Victor Harbor, South Australia. The former is a Local Government Area and the latter is a locality. See City of Port Lincoln and Port Lincoln, South Australia for an example of how this works practically. I don't know why there has not been an article created before now but I see no reason not to create one. I don't know why it is not linked on {{Local Government Areas of South Australia}}; I see no problem with linking it. Creating a redirect from an LGA to a locality article can confuse two separate entities. -- Mattinbgn\talk 09:05, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation! YBG (talk) 05:29, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
Just wrote an article for it. It's a bit reliant on the council's own home page but the info is uncontroversial so saw little problem with this. Orderinchaos 09:22, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Localities navbars[edit]

I've been creating locality navbars here for those South Australian LGAs that don't already have one. In many cases, there are just enough blue links to justify transferring a navbar from my Userspace into Template-space. In some cases, though, all (or the great majority) of consituent localities to an LGA are redlinks.

I'm wondering, therefore, if anyone would like to create the various locality articles; bluelinking the redlinks, as it were?

Also, on a similar (but separate) tangent, does anyone think it would be best if those navbars which are still full of redlinks be moved into some subpage of this (or a related) project. People would be more likely to find them that way, thus (possibly) avoiding recreating something that already exists?

Thank you. LordVetinari 03:09, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Speaking to my own work in Queensland (cf. Bundaberg Central, Queensland), I don't think blue links vs red links really matters, as long as there's at least one blue link. Orderinchaos 03:59, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
My usual threshold for moving templates out of userspace is for there to be about 3-5 bluelinks, depending on total qty of links. However, if, as you say, one bluelink is fine, then I have no complaint with only creating a couple stubs myself. Thanks for the Bundaberg Central link. If you don't mind, I'll use that as a guide. I think my main concern was that I've come across complaints against such hugely redlinked templates in the past and I didn't want to have to risk that. I presume this case whould be fine, though, as localities appear to have inherent notability. Anyway, thanks for your help. LordVetinari 04:20, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
Dear LordVetinari, I'm quite happy to volunteer to create articles for the LGA navbars. I've actually started (see:Barinia). It may take a while, as I don't go on to Wikipedia as much as I used to, but over a period of time I'm sure I can work my way through them. Let me know if you and the rest of the group are happy for me to start on that. Marionlad (talk) 01:52, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. The more of us who work on them, the better. LordVetinari 09:53, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
Why not group several of these together, for example, one navbar for Eyre Peninsula with a group for City of Port Lincoln suburbs, another group for City of Whyalla suburbs, etc. YBG (talk) 06:11, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
I was pondering that but won't the qty of redlinks be emphasised by such grouping? LordVetinari 09:53, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
I'm not sure how clearly regions are defined in SA - WA, whose population structure is not dissimilar to SA, has regions defined in legislation, and its Wikipedians have taken advantage of this for the infoboxes. An example is at 1 or 2. (Note that larger centres have their own - e.g. 3 (suburb of Albany) - in one LGA - or 4 (suburb of Bunbury) - split across four.). Orderinchaos 09:28, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
The regions listed at Local government areas of South Australia are simply those used by the Local Government Association of South Australia. Outside of that organisation, I don't think those regional designations have any other official standing. I opted to use those regions as they were relevant and it offers an external source to point to in case other users dispute which region in which a council area is lcoated. LordVetinari 09:53, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Adelaide CBD Streets[edit]

Comments would be greatly appreciated on several options for Template:Adelaide CBD Streets; please weigh in on the talk page. YBG (talk) 03:18, 22 December 2011 (UTC)


The ABC was running a story today on the herbarium and I couldnt find an article - so - - any help to clean it up or expand would be appreciated SatuSuro 06:38, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Wikimedians to the Games: South Australia events[edit]

If you're participating or considering in participating in Wikimedians to the Games, you may be interested in attending the events below. They may provide an opportunity to get information to write a Wikinews article or to take pictures for points on Commons. If you're not participating, it would still be great to see people attending these events to take pictures for use on Wikipedia and Wikinews. If you do decide to attend, consider hosting a Wikimedia meetup at the end or the evening of the event, or even just letting HOPAU organisers know you are planning to attend. If you leave a message on my talk page, I can help you promote the meetup. :) If you need help with organising attendance because of transport cost issues or accessibility in terms of wanting press access, again please get in touch. :) --LauraHale (talk) 06:58, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

Blind futsal
  • 17 March 2012 - National Champtionships, Campbelltown Leisure Centre Adelaide, South Australia[1]
Cue sports
  • Wednesday 21 March 2012 02:00pm - 04:00pm Cue Sports Program - South Australia [2]
  • Wednesday 18 April 2012 02:00am - 04:00pm Cue Sports Program - South Australia [3]
  • Sunday 04 March 2012 11:00am - 01:00pm Monthly Hand Cycling Ride - South Australia [4]
  • Sunday 01 April 2012 11:00am - 01:00pm Monthly Hand Cycling Ride - South Australia [5]
  • Sunday 15 April 2012 10:00am - 02:00pm Monthly Fishing Trip - South Australia [6]
Para canoe
  • Sunday 26 February 2012 08:00am - 05:00pm Para Canoe - South Australia [7]
  • Sunday 11 March 2012 08:00am - 05:00pm Para Canoe - South Australia [8]
  • Sunday 25 March 2012 08:00am - 05:00pm Para Canoe - South Australia [9]
Ten Pin Bowling
  • Saturday 03 March 2012 02:00pm - 03:30pm Ten Pin Bowling - South Australia [10]
  • Saturday 14 April 2012 02:00pm - 03:30pm Ten Pin Bowling - South Australia [11]
  • Saturday 05 May 2012 02:00pm - 03:30pm Ten Pin Bowling - South Australia [12]
Wheelchair basketball
  • Tuesday 21 February 2012 07:00pm - 09:00pm Northern Wheelchair Basketball League [13]
  • Sunday 19 February 2012 08:00am - 05:00pm South Australian Junior Wheelchair Basketball Development Program [14]
  • Sat 10/Mar Adelaide Thunder vs The Be Active Perth Wheelcats Marion Leisure and Fitness Centre [15]
  • Sun 11/Mar Adelaide Thunder vs The Be Active Perth Wheelcats St Clair Recreation Centre [16]
  • Sat 26/May Adelaide Thunder vs RSL Queensland Spinning Bullets Wayville Sports Centre [17]
  • Sat 28/Apr Adelaide Thunder vs Victoria Dandenong Rangers Wayville Sports Centre [18]
  • Sun 27/May Adelaide Thunder vs RSL Queensland Spinning Bullets Wayville Sports Centre [19]
  • Sunday 25 March 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm South Australia Junior Wheelchair Basketball Development Program [20]
  • Sunday 06 May 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm South Australia Junior Wheelchair Basketball Development Program [21]
Wheelchair rugby
  • Wednesday 02 May 2012 06:30pm - 08:30pm Murderball (wheelchair rugby) League [22]
Wheelchair tennis
  • Wednesday 22 February 2012 10:30am - 11:30am Local Wheelchair Tennis Development Series [23]
  • Wednesday 02 May 2012 10:30am - 11:30am Local Wheelchair Tennis Development Series [24]

WikiProject Australian Roads[edit]

Hi folks - anyone with any interest - there is a new Australian project Wikipedia:WikiProject Australian Roads - please have a look. sats 02:02, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

City of Adelaide[edit]

Members of this Project may be interested in a proposal to improve the article on the clipper ship City of Adelaide in time for the ship's planned arrival in Australia in February. See Talk:City of Adelaide (1864). Thanks, Jonathan Oldenbuck (talk) 11:21, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles within Category:LGBT in Oceania may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 20:25, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:48, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

LGA location maps[edit]

I've started making location maps for the SA local government areas. The maps I've made so far are all SVG in Media related to Location maps of local government areas in South Australia at Wikimedia Commons and I'm creating the relevant module to make them work with town infoboxes simply by adding "|use_lga_map=yes". I haven't worked out much about modules yet, just copying and changing the numbers and titles as I go. My process is improving, but still has a degree of manual work on each one, so I'm not making them very quickly. There's also a quite different style one for the Adelaide metro area at File:Australia Greater Adelaide location map.svg.

I'm not sure if they are more use than the state map for locating most places rather than state maps. Any comments are welcome, especially of the kind of "STOP, don't waste your time unless you can also do ...". Pats on the back are welcome too ;-) --Scott Davis Talk 04:28, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)


I have nominated South Australian state election, 2006 for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here.--Jarodalien (talk) 00:58, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

WikiConfererence Australia 2015 - Save the date 3-5 October 2015[edit]

Our first Australian conference for Wikipedians/Wikimedians will be held 3-5 October 2015. Organised by Wikimedia Australia, there will be a 2-day conference (Saturday 3 October and Sunday 4 October) with an optional 3rd day (Monday 5 October) for specialist topics (unconference discussions, training sessions, etc). The venue is the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane. So put those dates in your diary! Note: Monday is a public holiday is some states but not others. Read about it here: WikiConference Australia 2015

As part of that page, there are now sections for you to:

  • indicate your interest in possibly attending the conference (this is not a binding commitment, of course)
  • add suggestions for topics to include in the conference: what you would like to hear/discuss (again, there is no commit to you presenting/organising that topic, although it’s great if you are willing to do so), or indicate your enthusiasm for any existing topic on the list by adding a note of support underneath it

It would really help our planning if you could let us know about possible attendance and the kind of topics that would make you want to come. If you don’t want to express your views on-wiki, please email me at or

We are hoping to have travel subsidies available to assist active Australasian Wikipedians to attend the conference, although we are not currently in a position to provide details, but be assured we are doing everything we can to make it possible for active Australian Wikipedians to come to the conference. Kerry (talk) 00:19, 20 April 2015 (UTC)