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

Brisbane Australia Temple

115th operating temple
Brisbane Australia Temple

© 2004, Jeff Christensen. All rights reserved.

Address

200 River Terrace
Kangaroo Point, Queensland  4169
Australia
Telephone:  (+61) 7-3240-3600

Services

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

Announcement: 

20 July 1998

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

26 May 2001 by Kenneth Johnson

Public Open House: 

10 May–7 June 2003

Dedication: 

15 June 2003 by Gordon B. Hinckley

Site: 

0.86 acres

Exterior Finish: 

Gray granite

Ordinance Rooms: 

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

Total Floor Area: 

10,700 square feet

Temple Locale

The Brisbane Australia Temple is located on the striking Kangaroo Point cliffs, overlooking the Brisbane River and central business district. The beautiful granite building sits adjacent to an equally lovely meetinghouse built at the same time. Parking is available in an underground lot beneath the temple. The landscaped grounds of the temple are open to the anyone who wishes to admire the beautiful buildings or the expansive views from the cliffs.


Temple Facts

The Brisbane Australia Temple was the fifth temple built in Australia, following the Sydney Australia Temple
28th operating temple
Sydney Australia Temple
(1984), Adelaide Australia Temple
89th operating temple
Adelaide Australia Temple
(2000), Melbourne Australia Temple
90th operating temple
Melbourne Australia Temple
(2000), and Perth Australia Temple
106th operating temple
Perth Australia Temple
(2001).

Though it was the fifth temple built in Australia, the Brisbane Australia Temple was the second temple announced for Australia. Negotiations over the height of the temple and adjacent meetinghouse, nighttime flood lighting, and traffic concerns created significant delays. The Church complied with requests to reduce the roof pitch of the meetinghouse and to lower the temple platform.

The historic Brisbane Australia Stake Center was razed to make way for the Brisbane Australia Temple and new meetinghouse.