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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)​.




Archbishop Roger Herft appointed Prelate of the Order of St John
13 May 2016
It is with great pleasure that the Order can formally announce that its Prelate will be The Most Reverend Roger Adrian Herft AM - Archbishop of Perth and Metropolitan of the Province of Western Australia.
Freier on Key Task Group
11 May 2016
Archbishop Philip Freier has been appointed to a task group to “maintain conversation” among the Primates of the Anglican Communion, as requested during the Primates’ Gathering and Meeting in Canterbury Cathedral in January. The Primates asked the Archbishop of Canterbury to establish the group as part of their commitment to “walk together” despite “deep differences”.
ABM Australia - Exploring Exile
28 April 2016
Exploring Exile ABM Resources for National Reconciliation Week 27 May – 3 June 2016
Building friendships with an emerging church in the Pacific
27 April 2016
Bishop Greg Thompson represented the Primate of Australia and the Diocese of Newcastle at the enthronement and installation of the new Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church of Melanesia, The Most Rev. George Angus Takeli on Sunday 17th April 2016.
Australian Anglicans sign up to interfaith climate plea to UN, global community
21 April 2016
Australian religious leaders have joined their international counterparts in an appeal for urgent action on climate change.
Two new bishops for Melbourne
01 April 2016
Dr Paul Barker and Dr Bradly Billings appointed as bishops.
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).