Australian User Group


Hi and welcome to the QGIS Australian User Group.

The Australian QGIS user community is growing. We are in industries right across the country with exciting and unique applications of QGIS. The diversity and collective knowledge of Australian QGIS users is one of our greatest community resources. Now, we want to share that with all QGIS users across the country.

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"Provide an inclusive, constructive and rewarding QGIS community"

As a community we can achieve this mission by

  1. Meeting annually and communicating regularly online. - Inclusive, Rewarding
  2. Represent the interest of Australian QGIS users to the wider QGIS project. - Inclusive, Constructive
  3. Advocate the use of QGIS to spatial and other industry sectors. - Inclusive, Constructive
  4. Act as an information resource for Australian users regarding QGIS. - Inclusive, Rewarding

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User Group Survey

The QGIS Australia community needs your feedback. We would like to provide a valuable community that represents the interest of local QGIS users. To help us achieve this, we would appreciate you taking the time to complete a short survey and sharing with us what you feel is important in the QGIS community.

You can access the survey here.

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Mailing list

The mailing list is still one of the best ways to reach other QGIS users in the Australia/New Zealand region. If you have a question, news, case studies or just want to talk about QGIS then this is the place to do it.

You can access the mailing list here.

Note: We are not ditching our New Zealand users, everyone is still more than welcome to participate in the mailing list. However to facilitate face to face meetups it will be easier to keep it with in the country. Also we have heard that New Zealand is starting their own group as well.

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Case studies

Case studies are a great way to see how the community is using QGIS to solve everyday and complex spatial problems. You can find case studies here on the QGIS website.

We are also building a catalog of Australian specific use cases below:

If you have a case study that you would like to share let us know on the mailing list. We will reply with some simple instructions and a template to get you started. Keep in mind that your case study will be made public and may be used for advocating the use of QGIS to other businesses and groups. So make sure you are comfortable with this information being in the public domain.

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Just in case you were not aware you can actually make donations to the QGIS project quiet easily via bank deposit or paypal.
This is an excellent way to provide support directly to the project without any middle man. The details and instructions can be found on the website.

Alternatively if you want a bit of QGIS merchandise, you can get yourself shirts, mugs and badges from the qgis shop.

Eventually, we would like to see the QGIS Australian User Group become it's own financial body. This would see the group accepting donations, which the Australian group could use to fund developments and fixes for issues which directly affect Australian QGIS users.

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Contact us

You can contact us on the mailing list