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

Melbourne Australia Temple

90th operating temple
Melbourne Australia Temple

© 2004, Jeffrey H. Whittington. All rights reserved.

Address

76 Cathies Lane
Wantirna South, Victoria  3152
Australia
Telephone:  (+61) 3-9881-9700

Services

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

Announcement: 

30 October 1998

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

20 March 1999 by P. Bruce Mitchell

Public Open House: 

2–10 June 2000

Dedication: 

16 June 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley

Site: 

5.98 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 Melbourne Australia Temple was the third temple built in Australia, following the Sydney Australia Temple
28th operating temple
Sydney Australia Temple
(1984) and Adelaide Australia Temple
89th operating temple
Adelaide Australia Temple
(2000).


Temple History

The new Melbourne Australia Temple district encompasses stakes from the states of Victoria, Tasmania and Southern New South Wales.

"It's no surprise that we are commencing a temple here, at this time," said Elder P. Bruce Mitchell an Area Authority Seventy and counselor in the Australia/New Zealand Area Presidency. He stated that the saints' faithfulness in attending the Sydney Australia Temple
28th operating temple
Sydney Australia Temple
every weekend over the past fifteen years had not gone unnoticed by the Lord. The trip requires a twelve-hour bus ride each way.

During his comments, Elder Mitchell quoted Elder John A. Widstoe of the Quorum of the Twelve saying, " 'When we go through the temple for other people we taste the sweet joy of saviorhood and our stature becomes more like the Savior Jesus Christ who died to save us all.'" He then gave thanks to various groups, including neighbors, architects and planners for facilitating the process of obtaining planning approvals. In addition, he paid tribute to those who had pioneered, through sacrifice and service, the coming of the temple.

He requested that members pray daily over the next year that all would go well in the building of the temple and that there be no mishaps or undue delays (Church News, 3 April 1999).