Queensland

The Baha’is of Queensland are actively engaged in neighbourhood community development activities that are open to all regardless of faith or background.

This includes providing spiritual empowerment programs for junior youth aged 11-14, spiritual education classes for children, gatherings that strengthen the devotional life of the community, and study circles on spiritual themes.
 
There are Baha’is in most urban and regional centres in Queensland, ranging from Thursday Island in the north to Stanthorpe in the south, and as far inland as Mt Isa.
 
Twenty-one elected Local Spiritual Assemblies look after the affairs of the Baha’i community at the local level in various parts of the State.
 
In 2001 the Baha’i Council for Queensland was formed. Its offices are based at the Brisbane Baha’i Centre of Learning in Milton, which also serves as a venue for community meetings and activities.
 
History
 
The origins of the Baha’i community in Queensland date back to 1926, when the first Baha’is in Australia, Clara and Hyde Dunn, made their first visit to the State. In his work as a travelling salesman, Hyde Dunn visited most towns north as far as Cairns, and nearly a thousand kilometres inland. By 1928 a small Baha’i group existed in Brisbane, attracted by the Dunns’ public talks and other activities. In 1949 the first Local Spiritual Assembly was formed in Brisbane.
 
Regional Baha'i Council for Queensland
 
26 Mayneview St, Milton, QLD 4064
Tel: (07) 3367 3303

Gold Coast City Baha'i community website
www.goldcoast.bahai.org.au