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Melbourne Australia Temple

90th operating temple

Melbourne Australia Mormon Temple
Physical Address
76 Cathies Lane
Wantirna South, Victoria  3152
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1137
Glen Waverly, VIC  3150
Telephone  (61) 03-9881-9700
Facsimile  (61) 03-9881-9714

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 (including adjacent meetinghouse).
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 (1984) and 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 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).

"We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple."
—Psalms 48:9

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