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Bon Voyage[edit]

From all of us at Wikipedia:WikiProject Western Australia - best wishes for the new project and the christmas season !SatuSuro 15:11, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

Not actually a Victorian, but...[edit]

Hope I can help with some of the tasks, particularly those in the geographical or political sphere. Orderinchaos 15:04, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

He's in the West Australian project and a fine participant there! SatuSuro 15:11, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

A couple of questions...[edit]

  • Will there be a conflict with residents of Victoria, British Columbia?
  • Does this project specifically exclude Melbourne, or will Melbourne-based-topics be included in both the Melbourne and Victoria wikiprojects? -- Chuq 00:21, 23 December 2006 (UTC)
Re second - maybe they might take a clue from the WA project - we have tried to keep WA=yes items separate from Perth=yes items -as most of the subjects/articles are one or the other. SatuSuro 00:32, 23 December 2006 (UTC)
Re the first - if Victoria BC ever gets its own project, they can always call it Greater Victoria as any article would have to include Saanich, Oak Bay, Sooke etc...
Re the second - my suggestion would be the following schema:
If it relates to the state as a whole, or (state) government, should be in WP Victoria
If it is outside of the region which Melbourne takes responsibility for, should be in WP Victoria
Melbourne has taken responsibility for all areas including and enclosed by the Shires of Mornington Peninsula, Cardinia, Yarra Ranges, Nillumbik and Melton, and the Cities of Hume and Wyndham.
This is only my thoughts - feel free to add, clarify, disagree etc Orderinchaos 02:43, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

"I was born, lucky me, in the land that I love." Victoria, Ray Davies.

There is a more famous Victoria. Hmm, another project idea. The name is likely to lead to confusion. I also think the canadian state and other 'Victorias' scattered around globe would justify a project merely to list them. See also Victoria. Best wishes for new project Fred 03:59, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day Awards[edit]

Hello, all. It was initially my hope to try to have this done as part of Esperanza's proposal for an appreciation week to end on Wikipedia Day, January 15. However, several people have once again proposed the entirety of Esperanza for deletion, so that might not work. It was the intention of the Appreciation Week proposal to set aside a given time when the various individuals who have made significant, valuable contributions to the encyclopedia would be recognized and honored. I believe that, with some effort, this could still be done. My proposal is to, with luck, try to organize the various WikiProjects and other entities of wikipedia to take part in a larger celebrartion of its contributors to take place in January, probably beginning January 15, 2007. I have created yet another new subpage for myself (a weakness of mine, I'm afraid) at User talk:Badbilltucker/Appreciation Week where I would greatly appreciate any indications from the members of this project as to whether and how they might be willing and/or able to assist in recognizing the contributions of our editors. Thank you for your attention. Badbilltucker 20:17, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Is anyone interested? -- Punk Boi 8 07:55, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Tasmania is now up and running as well[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Tasmania SatuSuro 03:14, 30 December 2006 (UTC)


To anyone considering creating stubs for this project - please read Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting carefully - regarding processes involved - so as to avoid issues with WP WSS D (which can mean both discovery and delete :) ) SatuSuro 02:20, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Assessment templates[edit]

Does this project really need to use such a *loud* (and dare I say, ugly) template? An example is at Talk:Melbourne. (diff)? Could it be toned down a little to better match the remainder used? -- Longhair\talk 06:46, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

For those who click after this point - the "GA" green icon was previously three columns high and just over half a page wide. It was very green, and very loud. Orderinchaos 07:35, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
My personal opinion - does it even need one at all? The WA and Tasmanian wikiprojects have been able to get by just fine with the generic Australian one, marking "This is supported by Wikiproject ____" using the tags. A big advantage in doing things this way is updatability - the less things you have to update, the more likely they are to be properly updated. Also shared resources - the WP Australia assessment team is capably and well staffed, whereas WP Vic has a low membership at the present time (although will grow) so is not really in the position to assess its own articles just yet. By the time it is, we'll probably have figured out a way to incorporate that into WP Australia. I did fix what appeared to be a colspan error in the WP VIC box which created the loud look :P Orderinchaos 07:32, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
I'm brainstorming a system where all Australian articles will share the one assessment system, based on the Military history model. Hopefully we'll end up with a 'one shoe fits all' type of arrangement, where the master project provides for sub-project assessments by default. -- Longhair\talk 22:51, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Nhill railway station[edit]

Nhill Railway Station is now served by the Overland. As every other station served by a passenger service in Victoria has a page, can Nhill have one too and be linked to the other pages? Thanks. JROBBO 10:47, 31 January 2007 (UTC)


Not sure if this is a suburb or other locality? Does this need deleting or improving?Garrie 00:45, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Timbarra is actually a place north of Buchan in Victoria with a nice little campground on the Timbarra River. I know that the page mentioned in this section was written about Timbarra estate in Berwick. It should be deleted, not re-directed 8==8 Boneso (talk) 10:58, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

Commons gallery page[edit]

Not sure how active this project is at present, but for those interested I have created a gallery page for Victorian towns at commons:Towns of Victoria. -- Mattinbgn/ talk 21:39, 10 July 2007 (UTC)


Is this wikiproject inactive? I guess there are several active editors working on Victoria related articles that are members of this Wikiproject, but this is not being utilised as a collaboration tool. Thoughts? aliasd·U·T 00:46, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

I am not sure how active this project has ever been. I have found the project tag/s useful, but this page has seen much use at all. -- Mattinbgn\ talk 04:40, 16 September 2007 (UTC)
This is all true, we created it admittedly more as a classification device anticipating that it had the potential for use as a collaboration tool later on. Ultimately it means we don't have stuff drifting around in Australian Places with noone knowing of its existence :) I think also quite a few people are on wikibreaks or busy offline atm which doesn't help. Orderinchaos 08:58, 16 September 2007 (UTC)
To be clear, I am all for keeping this project (and establishing projects for SA and Qld as well) for the reasons you state above. All it takes is a two or three keen editors to get started and these project pages will become useful and it gives people a place to start if they want to start some collaboration on Vic. articles. -- Mattinbgn\ talk 10:10, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

School Categories[edit]

Just looking to cleanup "Category:Schools in Victoria", so that it can be like many of the other school categories in Australia. Basically i want to delete "Category:Schools in Melbourne" and "Category:Schools in Geelong", so that what is left is state-based categories, such as; "Category:Private schools in Victoria", "Category:Public schools in Victoria" and "Category:High schools in Victoria". For a good example, look at "Category:Schools in Western Australia. Please leave comments below. Twenty Years 15:33, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Railway line merges[edit]

At present was have a whole stack of railway line articles that consist of no more than lists of stations - see Template:VictorianRailwayLines. In addition, each physical line is divided up into multiple subsections based upon what V/Line services operate on it, and the history of all lines are mashed together at Rail transport in Victoria.

I carried out a merge of all railway lines into the relevant regions are used by V/Line - Seymour railway line, Victoria, Ballarat railway line, Victoria, Bendigo railway line, Victoria, Geelong railway line, Victoria, and Gippsland railway line, Victoria, and intended to move the history of each 'main line' and relevant 'branch lines' into one of the five relevant line pages, but it got reverted.

At the present time we just have stubs everywhere of station listings. So what are other people's thoughts? Wongm 09:34, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

The merges were complete original research - no one uses these groups according to "physical lines" as you put it. All of these lines are commonly viewed as seperate lines, and are - in effect - seperate lines that branch off a couple of main ones. There's tons of room for expansion of all of these articles - history, technical details, etc - it's been one of my planned projects for ages. I see no purpose for these merges apart from to make things more confusing. Rebecca (talk) 03:39, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
There are a number of definitions of the lines. The two we should probably consider here would be:-
  • The V/Line Passenger model of Intercity lines with Interurban branches/continuations. See the key on this V/Line map.
  • The "Railways" model of mainlines and branch lines. See this interactive map at Vicsig.
I'm not sure which would be better... --Evan C (Talk) 10:22, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
I'd go with the latter. It's the one we've used for historic railways in the past, and it's also the one that makes most sense to laypeople. Any move that means that someone looking for the Swan Hill line gets redirected to the Bendigo line is just going to elicit confusion. Rebecca (talk) 00:01, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
Swan Hill redirecting to Bendigo is more logical than Shepparton redirecting to Albury. --Evan C (Talk) 05:19, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Apologies to watchlisters[edit]

If you had a whole bunch of former LGAs watchlisted, you probably saw a lot of me on your watchlist today :) The reason for this was finally getting hold of the actual ABS census figures for the articles I wrote earlier for Victoria. Orderinchaos 03:23, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Yes I did, nice work :)--Melburnian (talk) 08:31, 14 April 2008 (UTC)


I have just proposed the following "Did You Know" at [1]:

=== Articles created/expanded on April 30 ===

I am hoping that the fact that it includes references to two separate articles may be given some weight. Lindsay658 (talk) 23:48, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Post Offices[edit]

A useful online resource is the Premier Postal History list of Victorian Post Offices past and present with opening/closing dates etc.-Whilst designed for philatelists this has been meticulously researched over the years and highly accurate, the primary sources mainly being PO archives. Part has been published in book form. Ive added a few -see Wodonga, Victoria -There appears to be a lot of work to be done on the establishment (reason for coming into existence)and history of towns and the date of PO opening is a good indication of the first appearance in an area of a modest population The code is ref name = "b"Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 /ref (with the brackets added) Photos of POs may be available for use if you ask I will be doing the odd one but dont have a lot of time Epistemos (talk) 02:13, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for that - that should be quite useful! Always good to see new resources coming onstream. Orderinchaos 10:35, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Railway Station Photos[edit]

Someone deleted the Ararat Station pages for "improper license". I thought these photos had been freely provided for use on Wikipedia? Can someone please put them back - I can't find the page they came from. Alternatively, is someone able to go to Ararat and take some new photos of the platforms? JRG (talk) 02:51, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Hi JRG. See User talk:Rebecca#Victorian rail images for some background on this topic. I suspect there may be many more deleted unless the licensing is sorted out quickly. My knowledge of licencing requirements is nil unfortunately. -- Mattinbgn\talk 02:55, 11 June 2008 (UTC)
They're fine in the wake of the last conversation we had with the photographer, although I believe we do still need to clarify the exact free license that they're under. If you find one that has been deleted, please send me the image link (find it in the history) and I'll undelete it and explain the image situation on the talk page. I did this yesterday with Barnawartha, and I'm happy to do others as well. Rebecca (talk) 03:43, 11 June 2008 (UTC)
From the email I received mentioned in the other discussion:
He suggested the following tag be used (and gave me a link to where I could find the wording):-
"The copyright holder of this file allows anyone to use it for any purpose, provided that the copyright holder is properly attributed. Redistribution, derivative work, commercial use, and all other use is permitted."
I advised Andrew that I was happy for him to add this tag.
I just need to know more about this OTRS caper or whatever it is called, and how we link it to the huge set of images. Wongm (talk)

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Victoria geography stub discussion at WP:WSS/P[edit]

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As an unrelated aside, BTW, is there any reason this project isn't listed in Category:Australia-related WikiProjects?

Grutness...wha? 00:30, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

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Help with Pronunciation[edit]

How is pronounced the name of Cowangie locality in Victoria? We want in ru-wiki to make article about this locality but don't know how to transcribe it into Russian. Thanks in advance. --Koryakov Yuri (talk) 19:13, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

I don't know the answer to your question but you might get a better response at WP:AWNB. This page isn't watched by many people. Good luck -- Mattinbgn\talk 20:21, 6 April 2009 (UTC)
The locality's name is mentioned in the narration (at 1:00) of this youtube video about Larry Perkins, the "Cowangie Kid", pity Perkins himself doesn't say it for "authentication". Melburnian (talk) 01:11, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
IPA [kaʊænˈdʒi] = Кауанджий possibly? (Not sure if the last й is necessary but I've never seen a Russian word end in и.) Orderinchaos 04:51, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
Thank you very much, guys! It's really Кауэнджи then. There are lot of them: ru:Таити, ru:щи, ru:жалюзи, etc., but you're right there's no original Russian nouns (in singular) ended in -и. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Koryakov Yuri (talkcontribs) 14:06, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

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WikiProject North-East[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject NorthEast is now up and running. If anyone would like to participate, please do so. ContrillionAU (talk) 01:44, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Consider renaming this, as it stands it could refer to NorthEast England, NorthEast Canada, NorthEast Vietnam, just about anywhere. And perhaps consider deleting it altogether - is it really neccessary when you have Victoria Project? Jezhotwells (talk) 13:02, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
Agree on the vagueness of the name. And indeed, this would function better as a task force of WikiProject Victoria, if anything (see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject NorthEast#Merge with Wikipedia:WikiProject Victoria). –xenotalk 13:20, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
Strongly support move to make this a task force. It is not even clear that the task force would work. The project page and its talk page were started on August 16th and have not been edited since then apart from a comment I have just put on the talk page. --Bduke (Discussion) 08:43, 5 March 2011 (UTC)
Agreed with Bduke - the project appears unsustainable. Orderinchaos 06:26, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
There is no evidence that this project has led to any co-ordinated article improvement, and its two participants have been inactive since its creation in August 2010. It should be made a task force and renamed or possibly deleted if it continues to have no active participants. Melburnian (talk) 06:59, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
The second participant's last edit was signing up as a participant. The guy who set it up has not edited since a few day after he set it up last September. On reflection I do not think we need a task force as it would start with no members. I think we just delete it. Could someone put it up to MfD? I will have to take a wikibreak from tomorrow. --Bduke (Discussion) 07:24, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
MFD'd. Orderinchaos 09:37, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

EPA Victoria[edit]

(moved from top of page) Hi all, I've been engaged by EPA itself to help develop the Wikipedia article for EPA Victoria. You can find more explanation about this (COI issues, etc.) on my user page.

It'd be great to have some help with this, even if all you do is tell me what I'm doing wrong :)

I do a lot of work with government agencies, helping them use Web 2.0. Hopefully EPA is just the first of many Victorian agencies that will responsibly maintain its own article... Thanks

--Mattcooperrider (talk) 03:57, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

It is not "their" article. It is a Wikipedia article about a giovernment agency. Any editor can edit it. Just so long as you and they understand that. They have no approval rights over the page content. First off you need to find reliable sources that assert the notability of the organization. Jezhotwells (talk) 13:02, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

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Victorian 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) 06:54, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

  • Saturday 19 May 2012 12:30pm - 02:00pm,Great Ocean Road International Marathon [2]
Blind cricket
  • 25/2 Glenferrie V St Paul’s[3]
  • 3/3 Burwood V Institute[4]
  • 10th and 11th March 2012 Grand Final [5]

  • Saturday 10 March 2012 - Sunday 11 March 2012 08:00am - 05:00pm Victorian State Boccia Titles [6]
  • 19th to 23rd March 2012 2012 Australian Amputee Golf Open Huntingdale Golf Club Moorabbin VIC [7]
Lawn bowls
  • Monday 20 February 2012 - Saturday 25 February 2012 08:00am - 05:00pm Australian Open -Lawn Bowls Darebin International Sports Complex, Darebin, VIC, AUS [8]
  • Sunday 25 March 2012 08:00am - 05:00pm "Lets Go Surfing" Day [9]
Wheelchair basketball

8 Saturday 19 May 2012 - Sunday 20 May 2012 08:00am - 05:00pm Gippsland Wheelchair Basketball Tournament [10]

  • Fri 24/Feb RSL Queensland Spinning Bullets vs Adelaide Thunder Dandenong Basketball Stadium
  • Fri 24/Feb Victoria Dandenong Rangers vs Wollongong Roller Hawks Dandenong Basketball Stadium
  • Fri 24/Feb The Be Active Perth Wheelcats vs Sydney Uni WheelKings Dandenong Basketball Stadium
  • Sat 21/Apr Victoria Dandenong Rangers vs Adelaide Thunder Dandenong Basketball Stadium
  • Sat 24/Mar Victoria Dandenong Rangers vs RSL Queensland Spinning Bullets Dandenong Basketball Stadium
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  • Sat 25/Feb Wollongong Roller Hawks vs Adelaide Thunder Dandenong Basketball Stadium
  • Sat 25/Feb Sydney Uni WheelKings vs RSL Queensland Spinning Bullets Dandenong Basketball Stadium
  • Sun 22/Apr Victoria Dandenong Rangers vs Adelaide Thunder Dandenong Basketball Stadium
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  • Sun 26/Feb Wollongong Roller Hawks vs The Be Active Perth Wheelcats Dandenong Basketball Stadium
  • Sun 26/Feb RSL Queensland Spinning Bullets vs Victoria Dandenong Rangers Dandenong Basketball Stadium
  • Sun 26/Feb Adelaide Thunder vs Sydney Uni WheelKings Dandenong Basketball Stadium
  • Sun 3/Jun Victoria Dandenong Rangers vs Sydney Uni WheelKings Dandenong Basketball Stadium (Map)

Wheelcair Rugby
  • Friday 02 March 2012 To Sunday 04 March 2012 Location : Melbourne National Wheelchair Rugby Series [11]

Requested moves of 30+ Melbourne street names[edit]

Editors here may be interested in this multiple RM that I have initiated. My preamble:

These articles are all concerned with street names in Melbourne. (I would have include another 17, but the template has a limit of 30.) I do not support these moves; but I know that some very active editors do. It is time to air the matter, once and for all. Is it better to have an article on Collins Street in Melbourne called simply Collins Street, or to have it called Collins Street, Melbourne as at present? Which option serves the needs of Wikipedia's worldwide readership better? In almost all cases that I list there is no content in the destination article, just a redirect. And in almost all cases there is no Wikipedia article that very closely resembles the Melbourne-oriented one. There are, for example, no other Collins Streets with their own articles.

Your vote ("Support" or "Oppose") would be welcome, along with your reasons.

NoeticaTea? 12:35, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Victorian Honour Roll of Women[edit]

I could use some help identifying women from the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Specifically, there are several inductees from 2001 for which we only have a name. All of them are from Victoria or somehow associated, but I have been unable to determine who they were or why they might have been inducted onto the honour roll. The List of inductees provides no additional help except perhaps the occasional title or order. Gobōnobo + c 22:32, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

I'd suggest asking this at WP:AWNB. It has many more watchers who may be able to help. Jenks24 (talk) 13:06, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

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)

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) 20:26, 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)

"Victorian" as a disambiguator considered harmful[edit]

I noticed John Gray (Victorian politician) when searching for John Gray (Irish politician); the latter's career was in Victorian Britain, so the former's dab is inadequate. I think Forename Surname (Victorian foo) should move to Forename Surname (Victoria foo). It's slightly less idiomatic, but that's a price worth paying considering the purpose of parenthetical dabs is to aid searching. "New South Wales politician" is a precedent: there are no "New South Welsh politician" dabs AFAIK. jnestorius(talk) 13:12, 12 November 2014 (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!

Note: To receive additional notifications about WikiProject X on this talk page, please add this page to Wikipedia:WikiProject X/Newsletter. Otherwise, this will be the last notification sent about WikiProject X.

Harej (talk) 16:58, 14 January 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)

Folks, just letting you know we will not be proceeding with Wikiconference Australia 2015 originally proposed for 3-5 October 2015. Thanks to those of you who expressed your support. You are free to watch the football finals instead :-) Kerry (talk) 08:24, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

AfC submission[edit]

Draft:James Frederick Porter. Care to comment? Thanks, FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 23:53, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

New 5000 Challenge for Australia[edit]

Hi, Wikipedia:WikiProject Australia/The 5000 Challenge and the wider Wikipedia:WikiProject Oceania/The 10,000 Challenge are up and running based on Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge for the UK which has currently produced over 2300 article improvements and creations. If you'd like to see large scale quality improvements happening for Australia and Oceania like The Africa Destubathon, which has produced over 1600 articles in 5 weeks, sign up on the page. The idea will be an ongoing national editathon/challenge for Australia but fuelled by a contest if desirable to really get articles on every state/territory and subject mass improved. After every 100 articles done for Australia this would feed into the main Oceania one. I will start a 1000 one for your state if there is the support. I would like some support from wikipedians here to get the Challenge off to a start anyway with some articles to make doing a Destubathon for Australia and Oceania worthwhile! Cheers.♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:14, 20 November 2016 (UTC)

Important meetup[edit]

An important opportunity to discover more about the Wikimedia Foundation Strategy directions, in Melbourne, at

Melbourne Meetup 33 will occur during the visit of Katherine Maher, Executive Director Wikimedia Foundation, for Melbourne Knowledge Week 1-7 May 2017

Date:Wednesday 3 May 2017 Time: 5.00-6.30pm Venue: Green Room, Multicultural Hub, Level 1, 506 Elizabeth Street Melbourne

JarrahTree 00:34, 23 April 2017 (UTC)