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The Perth Australia Temple is the 106th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the 4th temple built in Australia after the Sydney Australia Temple (1984) and the first temple for the Australian state of Western Australia.


Temple History[]

Being over 1,400 miles away from its closest major city (Adelaide) and having made trips equivalent to the distance from Los Angeles to New York to attend the temple in Sydney, the Perth Australia Temple is a blessing indeed. Property adjacent to the stake center for the Perth Australia Dianella Stake in Yokine (a suburb about 6 miles north of Perth) was acquired for construction of the temple. The temple serves 6,865 members from four stakes and the Australia Perth Mission.

Elder Kenneth Johnson, first counselor in the Australia/New Zealand Area Presidency, presided over the groundbreaking of the Perth Australia Temple. During his remarks, Elder Johnson noted that temples have only been constructed when the Lord has instructed His prophets to do so; "man cannot assume that opportunity, God has to assign it." Elder Johnson also quoted from letters of congratulations received from Major Michael Jeffrey, governor of Western Australia, and Richard Court, premier of Western Australia.

Govenor Jeffrey wrote, "I have no doubt that the temple will contribute to the growth and stability of the Church here. But more importantly it will contribute to the growth and stability of members and their families. This is the most significant step forward since the Church was established in Western Australia 103 years ago and I congratulate you all on reaching this important and exciting milestone."

Premier Court was equally positive. "The significant growth of the membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout the world is accompanied by the growing respect and influence for good in the Western Australian community," he wrote. "Now at the end of the 20th Century an important extension of the work and witness of the Church is about to be built in Perth."


Temple District[]

The Perth Australia Temple serves members from 4 stakes headquartered in Western Australia:

  1. Perth Australia Dianella Stake
  2. Perth Australia North Coast Stake
  3. Perth Australia Rockingham Stake
  4. Perth Australia Southern River Stake


Presidents[]

  1. Harvey J. Scott 2019–
  2. Barry A. Spark 2016–2019
  3. David P. Meredith 2013–2016
  4. Geoffrey J. Liddicoat 2010–2013
  5. John A. Maile 2007–2010
  6. John A. Grinceri 2004–2007
  7. Donald W. Cummings 2001–2004

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Perth Australia Temple[]

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The Perth Australia Temple is the 106th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the 4th temple built in Australia after the Sydney Australia Temple (1984) and the first temple for the Australian state of Western Australia.

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