WikiProject Australia is a WikiProject dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to Australia. This page and its subpages contain suggestions on formatting and style of articles, which can be discussed at the project's notice board. To participate, simply add your name to the project members page.
To provide guidelines and recommendations for articles that describe all aspects of Australia.
To improve Wikipedia's coverage of Australia by creating, expanding, and maintaining such articles in a fair and accurate manner.
To serve as the central point of discussion for issues related to Australia in Wikipedia.
The project generally considers any article related to Australia to be a valid topic.
As of 30 November 2020, there are 181,550 articles within the scope of WikiProject Australia of which, there are 569 featured and 777 good articles. This makes up 2.93% of the articles on Wikipedia, 5.96% of all featured articles and lists, and 2.36% of all good articles (See:WP:AUSFG). Including non-article pages, such as talk pages, redirects, categories, etcetera, there are 447,924 pages in the project.
This WikiProject is a parent project to many sub-projects dedicated to maintaining a wide variety of Australian topics. Editors are encouraged to also participate in the more regional and/or topic specific projects listed below.
The WikiProject Australia assessment department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Australian articles.
An assessment parameter (FA, FL, A, GA, B, C, Start, or Stub) causes the article to be rated and grouped into categories that serves as the basis for an automatically generated worklist.
While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognising excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.
As collaborative efforts have slowed, there is no current Australian Collaboration of the Fortnight.
The Requested images department aims to provide a collection of high-quality photographs, maps and images for use in Australia articles. The department gathers existing public domain and free-license maps as well as creating new ones from other materials where no suitable maps can be found. All project members are welcome to request additional maps that may be needed for particular articles from the department.
The outreach department acts as the project's central point of coordination for recruiting new members and maintaining the interest of current participants.
George, Karen (2005). "Finding Your Own Way". Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc. Retrieved 4 December 2019. A directory created in South Australia to assist Aboriginal people removed from their families as a result of Australian government policies wishing to "establish connections to their family, community, culture and country."