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The Brisbane Australia Temple is the 115th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the 5th temple built in Australia after the Sydney Australia Temple (1984) and the first temple for the Australian state of Queensland. It 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 History

Elder Bruce R. McConkie (1915-1985) 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, Melbourne Australia Temple, Brisbane Australia Temple, and Perth Australia Temple.

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 a new stake center.

Temple District

The Brisbane Australia Temple serves members from 12 stakes and 3 districts headquartered in Queensland:

  1. Brisbane Australia Stake
  2. Brisbane Australia Beenleigh Stake
  3. Brisbane Australia Centenary Stake
  4. Brisbane Australia Cleveland Stake
  5. Brisbane Australia Logan Stake
  6. Brisbane Australia North Stake
  7. Cairns Australia District
  8. Coomera Australia Stake
  9. Eight Mile Plains Australia Stake
  10. Gold Coast Australia Stake
  11. Ipswich Australia Stake
  12. Ipswich Australia West Stake
  13. Rockhampton Australia District
  14. Sunshine Coast Australia Stake
  15. Townsville Australia District

Presidents

  1. Douglas W. Hill 2018–
  2. Robert M. Cowan 2015–2018
  3. Grant A. Pitman 2013–2015
  4. Dirk Smibert 2012–2013
  5. John R. Gibson 2009–2012
  6. Terence L. Davies 2006–2009
  7. John D. Jeffrey 2003–2006

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Brisbane Australia Temple

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The Brisbane Australia Temple is the 115th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 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.

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