Baha'i Community of Australia
Australian Baha’i Community
Founded in 1920, the Baha’i community is spread throughout all regions of Australia. Australian Baha’is come from a wide variety of backgrounds and walks of life, and are united by a shared commitment to translate into reality the teachings of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha’i Faith.
The Australian Baha’i Community seeks to be a learning community, reflecting on how to better foster spiritual life and contribute to the progress of Australian society. Baha’is work alongside other Australians to enhance their individual and collective spiritual lives and to improve the neighbourhoods in which they live.
This union of worship and service is embodied in the Baha’i House of Worship, which opened in 1961 at Mona Vale on Sydney’s northern beaches. It is open to people of all backgrounds to pray, reflect and meditate.
The vision for Australia is a society embodying the principle of the oneness of humanity: that we are all equal regardless of background or belief, and we all have a part to play in the progress of our society.
This is no small task. Much remains to be learned and everyone is invited to learn with them, work alongside them, and, if you choose, to join them as a Baha’i.
Contact the National Office
National Baha’i Office
The National Baha’i Office is located in the grounds of the Baha’i House of Worship in Sydney. It is the administrative headquarters for the Australian Baha’i Community.
Office of External Affairs
The Office of External Affairs represents the Australian Baha’i Community in its relations with the Australian Government, media, national non-government organisations and civil society.