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Welcome to the website of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia.

The General Synod functions as a forum for the 23 Dioceses of the Anglican Church of Australia to consider and determine matters of common interest in the affairs of the Church, in the Church's engagement with society and concerning the welfare of our society.

On this website you can find an array of information about the wide range of activities of the General Synod and its Standing Committee, Commissions, Task Forces, Working Groups and other Committees.

Any information about Dioceses, Parishes and Anglican organisations is best obtained by contacting them direct (click here)​.




Dr Freier in key role
18 Jan 2016
Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier, Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, has been elected to the worldwide Communion’s Primates’ Standing Committee, part of the the global Anglican Church’s top consultative group, the Anglican Consultative Council.
Communiqué from the Primates of the Anglican Communion
15 Jan 2016
Walking Together in the Service of God in the World The meeting of Anglican Primates, the senior bishops of the 38 Anglican Provinces, joined by the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of North America, took place in Canterbury between Monday 11 January and Friday 15 January at the invitation of Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The first morning was spent in prayer and fasting.
Christmas message from the Primate of Australia
16 Dec 2015
Tilt the balance towards peace - Christmas this year, as so often, will be celebrated in the dark shadow of violence and fear, from terrorism to domestic violence. This is no surprise; it has always been so. Jesus, too, was born into a world of cruelty, violence and exploitation.
Swansong for South Sydney stalwart
10 Dec 2015
In the same place he was consecrated Bishop of South Sydney fifteen years ago, Robert Forsyth has been farewelled to retirement.
Generations gather for new South Sydney bishop
05 Dec 2015
Two former bishops and the outgoing bishop of South Sydney gathered at St Andrew's Cathedral for the consecration of the new bishop of the region.
Anglican Church Elects New Bishop
28 Nov 2015
The Anglican Diocese of Tasmania has today elected a new Bishop, The Venerable Dr Richard Condie.
The Sixteenth General Synod

The Sixteenth General Synod was held in Adelaide from 29 June – 3 July 2014. Its webpage may be accessed here.

To find service times at your local church or specific information for each Australian Anglican Diocese, please visit their websites here.

(The site also provides an authenticating gateway to the official sites of the Anglican Church of Australia).