Hours, Grounds and Facilities

The Baha'i Temple is open to the public from 9 am to 5 pm daily. In the summer months of December and January it is open until 7 pm (Saturday and Sunday only). 

Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

You can meditate and pray silently in the Temple, and walk in the gardens. You can also view the display in the visitors centre, browse in the bookshop or bring your lunch to eat in the covered, open-air picnic area.

The Temple site also houses the national administrative offices of the Australian Baha'i Community.

The Temple grounds cover approximately nine hectares. The site is the highest point in the area and the Temple is often used by aircraft and ships for navigational purposes.

The gardens contain interesting native plants including waratahs, several grevillea including the unique cayeli, the native pea, wattle and woody pear, and three species of eucalypts.

As you walk towards the Temple, you will see the Visitors Centre. Volunteer guides are available there to show you around or answer questions. You can also watch a video program, view exhibits and learn more about the history and teachings of the Baha'i Faith. Everyone is welcome to browse through the books or just sit and relax.

The bookshop has a wide range of books, CDs, DVDs, cards and posters. Apart from the sacred scriptures of the Baha'i Faith, the books include topics such as spirituality and meditation, life after death, education, the history of the Baha'i Faith, and children’s stories.

Opening hours are from 9 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday, and 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday. You can phone the bookshop on (02) 9998 9220.