Adelaide Australia Temple
89th operating temple
© 2005, Mark Anthony Hancock. All rights reserved.
Address53-59 Lower Portrush Road
Marden, South Australia 5070
Telephone: (+61) 8-8363-8000
ServicesNO clothing rental available
NO cafeteria available
NO patron housing available
NO distribution center nearby (Store Locator)
Announcement:17 March 1999
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:29 May 1999 by Vaughn J. Featherstone
Public Open House:3–10 June 2000
Dedication:15 June 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley
Exterior Finish:Snow white granite
Ordinance Rooms:Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing
Total Floor Area:10,700 square feet
The Adelaide Australia Temple was the second temple built in Australia, following the
28th operating templeSydney Australia Temple (1984).
Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone of the Seventy and president of the Australia/New Zealand Area presided at the groundbreaking services for the Adelaide Australia Temple. He requested that local saints serve willingly and joyfully in the temple. He labeled the temple a wonderful credit to the members in Adelaide who have "for years and years traveled between 15 and 20 hours each way to the Sydney temple." By demonstrating a commitment to temple attendance, the Adelaide members "surely merit a temple in their midst."1
- Phillip Howes, "Rain, clouds in Adelaide do not dampen spirits during groundbreaking," Church News 5 Jun. 1999: 3.