Wikipedia:WikiProject Western Australia

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WikiProject Western Australia

State bird: Black Swan

State bird: Black Swan

Assessment log - Worklist

WikiProject Western Australia is a WikiProject dedicated to maintaining and improving articles within the Western Australia category structure.

The project aims to:

Project scope[edit]

WikiProject Western Australia maintains and improves articles within the Western Australia category structure:

Click on "►" below to display subcategories:

Specific goals[edit]

To improve iconic and high-profile Western Australian articles to FA quality. e.g.

To-do list[edit]

Here are some tasks you can do to help with WikiProject Western Australia:

Vital articles: 100 Most Influential Western Australians is a possible starting point
Requested articles: Energy in Western Australia • Nicholson, Western Australia • South Western Advertiser (see Trove page) • Robin Sarah Greenburg (see Crimenet page) • Chesters' Subdivision Conservation Area, Subiaco [1][2] • Ellen Brook (differs to Ellenbrook) • Commonwealth Bank building, Perth
Missing topics: Bannister, Western Australia • Arthur Jenkins (Australian politician) • James Macfarlane (Western Australian politician) • Western Australian Executive Council • See missing topics report for more
Seeking sources: William Harris (Australian civil rights leader) • Michael Kailis
Expansion needed: David Parker • Economy of Western Australia • May Gibbs • Bill Hassell • May Holman • Barry MacKinnon • Ross McLarty • New Norcia, Western Australia • PGA • Pilbara historical timeline • Whadjuk • List of WA waterfalls • tourism sections needed in Western Australia • Thomas Hughes (Australian politician) - needs expansion from cultural sources
Requested images: Requested photographs in Western Australia • Requested photographs in Perth
Article cleanup: See Cleanup listing
Popular pages: See Popular pages listing (related changes) – improvements to (or vandalism of) these articles will impact a larger number of readers
Assessment: See Unassessed WA articles and Unknown-importance WA articles
Outreach projects: See § Outreach projects


Articles requiring cleanup[edit]

The cleanup listing, linked to on the right, is an automatically generated list of articles using cleanup templates. The old unmaintained list (linked here as people have been using it as a worklist) is at Wikipedia:WikiProject Western Australia/Cleanup listing.


Project banner[edit]

A project banner is displayed on an article's talk page to flag the article as related to Western Australia. This is a parameter within the Australian banner:

  • {{WP Australia|WA=yes}} - instructions are here
    • If the article already has the WP Australia banner, just add WA=yes inside the brackets
  • {{WP Australia|Perth=yes}} - articles in the Perth Metropolitan area

It is possible to add, in addition to the project banner - specific sub projects with:


This project's main stub template is {{WesternAustralia-stub}} – for all stub articles within the WA category tree. The following stub templates are available for more specific topics:


Geographic places:



Request a photograph[edit]



This award can be given by any project member to any other editor who has made significant and useful contributions to Wikipedia's articles associated with Western Australia:

  • [[Image:Barnstar-WA.png|frame|right|<text> ~~~~]]

Assessment progress[edit]

Of the 16,512 articles overseen by WikiProject Western Australia:

99.9% have been assessed for quality
See Category:Unassessed Western Australia articles for a worklist


99.9% have known importance
See Category:Unknown-importance Western Australia articles for a worklist



Active members[edit]

To publicise your membership of WikiProject Western Australia, edit this section and insert the Wikitext #{{subst:me}} with your areas of interest into the following list of members in alphabetical order. Members may also place member identification on their user page.

  1. BoundaryRider (talk · contribs)
  2. Bjenks (talk · contribs)
  3. Calistemon (talk · contribs)
  4. Dan arndt (talk · contribs)
  5. Evad37 (talk · contribs)
  6. GDuwen (talk · contribs)
  7. Ghostieguide (talk · contribs)
  8. Gnangarra (talk · contribs)
  9. Gobeirne (talk · contribs)
  10. Graham87 (talk · contribs)
  11. Grant65 (talk · contribs) -- (thanks Hesp)
  12. Hack (talk · contribs)
  13. Hesperian (talk · contribs)
  14. Ingenious27 (talk · contribs)
  15. james.cole.w (talk · contribs)
  16. JarrahTree (talk · contribs)
  17. Luxure (talk · contribs) - May as well, you gropers are 2 hours behind ;)
  18. MargaretRDonald (talk · contribs)
  19. Moondyne (talk · contribs)
  20. Nevanderson (talk · contribs) - "A keen Interest in Australian History"
  21. Non-monic (talk · contribs)
  22. Orderinchaos (talk · contribs) - Fantastic idea!
  23. Petedavo (talk · contribs)
  24. Somno (talk · contribs)
  25. The-Pope (talk · contribs)
  26. samwilson (talk · contribs) — Thought I was already a member (always have been, in spirit).

Deceased members[edit]

  1. Glen Dillon (talk · contribs)
  2. Morethangrass (talk · contribs)

Former members[edit]

Thank you for your help! Contributions to the project are always appreciated. Please move your username back to the active list when you can participate again.

Member identification[edit]

Members of WikiProject Western Australia may place one of the following lines of Wikitext on their user page to add it to Category:WikiProject Western Australia members.

Wikitext userbox where used
[[Category:WikiProject Western Australia members]] none linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Western Australia}}
Wikiprojectperth.gifThis user is a member of
WikiProject Western Australia.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Western Australia}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Western Australia|invite}} linked pages

For other Western Australia user templates see Category:Western Australia user templates.

Welcoming new participants and users[edit]

  • {{Welcome-au}} — a customised welcome note for new Australian users

Meetup notices[edit]

WikiClubWest logo Perth Meetup

Other events:

WMAU 2017 vertical logo (colour).svg
See also: Australian events listed at (or on Facebook)

Random things of interest[edit]


That might have potential candidate articles or subjects in Western Australia which may not be obvious or apparent to a new editor.

Oddities and contenders for various accolades[edit]

Contenders for oddest and oldest articles and categories about Western Australia

Moondyne's reply (to the first entry in the list above) would have to be a strong contender for the most belated reply! (4.5 years) GlenDillon 07:18, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

Related WikiProjects[edit]

  • Parent:
Wikipedia:WikiProject Australia
  • Child:
Wikipedia:WikiProject Perth
  • Sister:
Wikipedia:WikiProject New South Wales
Wikipedia:WikiProject Northern Territory
Wikipedia:WikiProject Queensland
Wikipedia:WikiProject South Australia
Wikipedia:WikiProject Tasmania
Wikipedia:WikiProject Victoria
  • Cousin:
Wikipedia:WikiProject British Columbia
Wikipedia:WikiProject New Zealand

Outreach projects[edit]


Link to online resources that has information for WA topics

  • LandgateWestern Australian Place Names and Addressing, documents on the naming history
  • WA Government Gazette, including search function, from the State Law Publisher