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 our individual and collective spiritual lives and to improve the neighbourhoods in which we 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.

Our 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 you are invited to learn with us, work alongside us, and, if you choose, to join us as a Baha’i.