Doctor Who Club of Australia
The Doctor Who Club of Australia (formerly known as the Australasian Doctor Who Fan Club) was formed in 1976 when fans picketed the Sydney office of the ABC protesting a decision to drop the show. Now over forty years later, the club has never looked back. This club is strictly and proudly a non-profit organisation, run entirely by unpaid volunteers. We are strongly opposed to any attempt to professionalise fandom. Due to the vast distances involved in this country, most regular fan meetings in Australia are run by smaller, locally based clubs and informal groups of fans. The DWCA helps run a number of local groups, which run various types of gatherings, ranging from informal meet-ups at pubs, clubs and people’s homes, to organised day events. The club occasionally runs full-scale conventions – such as Whovention. These events are typically over a weekend, and in many cases, attract overseas guests. The club releases four issues per year of its flagship publication Data Extract.