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

Sydney Australia Temple

28th operating temple
Sydney Australia Temple

Address

756 Pennant Hills Road
(Corner of Pennant Hills Road and Moseley Street)
Carlingford, New South Wales  2118
Australia
Telephone:  (+61) 2-9841-5471

Services

NO clothing rental available
NO cafeteria available
Patron housing available
Distribution center nearby

Announcement: 

2 April 1980

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

13 August 1982 by Bruce R. McConkie

Public Open House: 

6–18 September 1984

Dedication: 

20–23 September 1984 by Gordon B. Hinckley

Rededication: 

24 November 1991 by Russell M. Nelson (addition only)

Site: 

3 acres

Exterior Finish: 

Precast panels; white quartz finish; terra cotta roof tiles

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two ordinance rooms (stationary) and three sealing

Total Floor Area: 

30,677 square feet

Temple Locale

The Sydney Australia Temple is located in suburban Carlingford, about 12 miles northwest of downtown Sydney. The tranquil setting is considerably beautified by award-winning landscaping including huge eucalyptus trees that perpetuates appealing form and color year round. The temple shares its site with Church area offices and a patron housing facility.


Temple Facts

The Sydney Australia Temple was the first temple built in Australia.

The Sydney Australia Temple sits on property formerly used as a school for boys. The buildings were renovated and converted for Church use including area offices.

Elder Bruce R. McConkie of the Quorum of the Twelves Apostles—a former mission president of Australia—presided over the groundbreaking services for the Sydney Australia Temple. At a fireside that evening, he said, "There is no reason why we can't have temples in Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, or wherever the number of saints justifies it." His statement proved prophetic with the construction of the Adelaide Australia Temple
89th operating temple
Adelaide Australia Temple
, Melbourne Australia Temple
90th operating temple
Melbourne Australia Temple
, Brisbane Australia Temple
115th operating temple
Brisbane Australia Temple
, and Perth Australia Temple
106th operating temple
Perth Australia Temple
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During construction of the Sydney Australia Temple, numerous workers on the project—most of whom did not belong to the Church—asked questions of Brother Frank Hewstone, the Church’s project representative, about the temple. One worker often turned to many by the time he finished providing his explanations.

Thousands of Australians toured the Sydney Australia Temple during its public open house in September 1984, resulting in hundreds of requests for more information about the Church.