Becoming a Baha’i

Anyone can become a Baha’i. The Australian Baha’i Community welcomes new members.

The process is a very personal experience that comes after individual investigation. It is a heartfelt decision to recognise Baha’u’llah as the Manifestation of God for this age, strive to live life in accordance with the Baha’i laws and teachings, and join the Baha’i community in its efforts to contribute to a better world.

Being a member of the Baha’i community entails participation in community decision-making. Adult Baha’is are eligible to vote for, and be elected to serve on, Baha’i institutions.

In Australia, people who wish to become members of the Baha’i community can contact the Baha’i National Office to be put in touch with their nearest Baha’i institution, usually the Local Spiritual Assembly for the area where they live. The Assembly will meet with the individual to answer any questions and make sure they understand the significance of the step they are taking.