Wikipedia:WikiProject Western Australia

WikiProject Western Australia

WikiProject Western Australia is a WikiProject dedicated to maintaining and improving articles relating to the state of Western Australia.

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 Featured Article 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) • Commonwealth Bank building, Perth  • Indiana Teahouse
Missing topics: Western Australian Executive Council • Peter M. Olde • See missing topics report for more
Draft articles: Search for Western Australia drafts • Search for Perth drafts • See draft articles listing for more
Split topic articles: See Split topic listing for more
Seeking sources: William Harris (Australian civil rights leader) • Michael Kailis
Expansion needed: David Parker • Economy of Western Australia • Bill Hassell • May Holman • Barry MacKinnon • PGA • Pilbara historical timeline • 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.

Article alerts edit

Articles for deletion

Good article nominees

Requests for comments

Requested moves

Articles to be merged

Resources edit

Useful resources for information on WA topics:

Templates edit

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:

Stubs edit

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

Awards 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:

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

Assessment progress edit

Of the 21,620 articles overseen by WikiProject Western Australia:

99.9% have been assessed for quality
See Category:Unassessed Western Australia articles for the 2 remaining articles


100% have known importance
See Category:Unknown-importance Western Australia articles for the 0 remaining articles


69.6% of prose articles are not stubs
See Category:Stub-Class Western Australia articles for the 5306 remaining articles


Assessment log

Recognised content edit

Featured articles edit

Featured lists edit

Featured pictures edit

Good articles edit

Members edit

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. Leksut (talk · contribs)
  18. Luxure (talk · contribs) - May as well, you gropers are 2 hours behind ;)
  19. MargaretRDonald (talk · contribs)
  20. Moondyne (talk · contribs)
  21. Nevanderson (talk · contribs) - "A keen Interest in Australian History"
  22. Non-monic (talk · contribs)
  23. Orderinchaos (talk · contribs) - Fantastic idea!
  24. Petedavo (talk · contribs)
  25. philiphist (talk · contribs) - “Northwest and Kimberley”
  26. Somno (talk · contribs)
  27. Steelkamp (talk · contribs)
  28. The-Pope (talk · contribs)
  29. samwilson (talk · contribs) — Thought I was already a member (always have been, in spirit).
  30. Compusolus (talk · contribs)
  31. Adibutcool (talk · contribs)
  32. Adondai (talk · contribs) 00:20:33, 30 November 2022 (UTC)  - Planning and development of WA towns and cities[reply]
  33. Hughesdarren (talk · contribs)

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 participants.

Wikitext userbox where used
[[Category:WikiProject Western Australia participants]] none linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Western Australia}}
This user is a participant in
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:

See also: Australian events listed at (or on Facebook)

WikiClubWest and WA Project Editor of the Month edit

  • From 2020 - Editor of the Month for contributions to the Western Australian project in creating new material or improving content by substantial addition of text and images. In most cases edits that are recorded on the page Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Western_Australia constitute basic criterion for consideration.
  • NOTE: - This does not generally include editing in project space, corrections, adjustments or maintenance issues in main space or talk page space
  • The allocation of the award is from the aggregation of positive and constructive edits and additions that are not strictly calendrical but approximate the overall benefit to the project, it has nothing to do with competition or winning it is a subjectively designated appreciation of positive contribution of content to the project

  • January - Evad37 - for almost an article a day of Western Australian topics
  • February - The Drovers Wife - for creation of Local Government Authority historical articles
  • March - SamWilson - for regional maps of Western Australia
  • April - Callistemon - for heritage lists of Western Australia
  • May - Hughesdarren - for April and May work on Acacias of Western Australia

Random things of interest edit

Categories 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)[reply]

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