Linux Australia has a few sub-committees that consist of enthusiastic individuals from the community who share a common passion.

Check out what the various committees below are up to, and even get involved if one tickles your fancy ūüôā Or start your own after reading through the¬†sub-committee policy.

If a group wants to start a subcommittee, they can write to the LA council with the proposed subcommittee name, members of the team, purpose, expected duration, any funding requirements and methods of engaging with the broader community.

The committees are expected to read and agree to the sub-committee policy.

Sub-committees are considered to be official part of the LA structure and can as such speak on behalf of LA in the context of their particular project.


Active subcommittee

A team of system administrators who manage the Linux Australia infrastructure.

Steve Walsh
Julian De Marchi
Mike Beattie
Admin team report

AV Subcommittee

Active subcommittee

The subcommittee’s job is to facilitate LCA, other LA events, and LUGS to do top-notch recording and streaming. This is done by providing both in-person and online consulting to the conference teams; including things such as recommendations of vendors; advice on setup, and volunteer training.

The team also manages an inventory of devices and parts purchased to facilitate this job plus administration of any servers. Finally, the subcommittee helps lead the development of software and hardware tools which fit the goals and make life easier.

This subcommittee is open for anybody to join.

Ryan Verner
Tim Ansell
Paul Wayper
James Bromberger
No report published.

DrupalGov 2016

Active subcommittee

The DrupalGov sub­committee will be formed for the express purpose of organising a
conference for users of Drupal in the public sector, with the next event to be run in Canberra in

Christopher Skene (Chair)
Adam Malone (Sponsorship)
Daniel Richardson (Treasurer)
Emma Davidson (Program coordinator)
Justin Freeman (Program coordinator)

Community members:
Josh Li
Tim Siers
No report published.

DrupalSouth 2016

Active subcommittee

DrupalSouth a three day conference on Drupal, a web based content management system used by hundreds of thousands around the world. DrupalSouth aims to be a conference for all users of Drupal, from business owners, to content administrators to developers and themers to end users.

Vladimir Roudakov: Site Chair
Janna Mali: Treasurer
Tony Aslett: Community member
Sean Cleary: Community member
Murray Woodman: Community member
Josh Martin: Community member
Jamie Jones: Community member
Owen Lansbury: Observer
Brian Gilbert: Observer
Josh Li: Observer
No report published.

GovHack 2015

Active subcommittee

Oversight sub-committee for running GovHack

Geoff Mason – lead
Alysha Thomas
Pia Waugh – as the liaison to LA
Sharen Scott
Diana Ferry
Alex Sadleir
Richard Tubb
Jan Bryson
Keith Moss
No report published.

JoomlaDay Brisbane 2015

Active subcommittee

Jeff Wilson: Site Chair
Carly Willats: Treasurer
Julian Murray: Conference member
Tim Plummer: Community Member
Shane Thorpe: Community Member
No report published.

Active subcommittee

The team designated to run
Current website:

Site Members:

Community members:
– Josh Stewart

LOGIN (NewcastleLUG)

Active subcommittee

LOGIN is a LUG for people in the Newcastle and Hunter region of NSW Australia. The main focus of the group is Linux and FOSS.

Gabriel Noronha
Steve Lindsay
Ben Meroli

Media and Communications Subcommittee

Active subcommittee

The Subcommittee assists the Council and Linux Australia in producing and managing social media collateral, and with communications activities such as press releases and reports.

Subcommittee 2015 report

Cameron Tudball (lead)
Kathy Reid
Clinton Roy
Katie McLaughlin
No report published.

Mirror Team

Active subcommittee

To provide an Australian mirror of both local and international Free and Open Source software and related multimedia content.

Maintain the mirror server hardware and software.
Assess, respond to and action requests for specific content.
Liaise with bandwidth / colo provider.

Steven Hanley
Mirror team report