Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Adelaide Australia Temple

89th operating temple
Adelaide Australia Temple

© 2005, Mark Anthony Hancock. All rights reserved.


53-59 Lower Portrush Road
Marden, South  Australia 5070
Telephone:  (+61) 8-8363-8000


NO clothing rental available
NO cafeteria available
NO patron housing available
NO distribution center nearby (Store Locator)


17 March 1999

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

29 May 1999 by Vaughn J. Featherstone

Public Open House: 

3–10 June 2000


15 June 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley


6.94 acres

Exterior Finish: 

Snow white granite

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing

Total Floor Area: 

10,700 square feet

Temple Facts

The Adelaide Australia Temple was the second temple built in Australia, following the Sydney Australia Temple
28th operating temple
Sydney Australia Temple

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

  1. Phillip Howes, "Rain, clouds in Adelaide do not dampen spirits during groundbreaking," Church News 5 Jun. 1999: 3.