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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)​.




Horror in France - Primate’s Statement
14 Nov 2015
On behalf of Australia’s Anglicans, I express our deepest sympathy for and solidarity with the people of Paris in their fear, pain and mourning. It may be some time before the death toll from multiple coordinated terrorist attacks is finally known.
Retired Tasmanian Bishop commissioned as assistant to Dr Freier in Primatial role
23 Oct 2015
Retired Tasmanian bishop commissioned as assistant to Dr Freier in primatial role Bishop John Harrower has been commissioned to a new role assisting Archbishop Philip Freier at the opening of synod.
Her Majesty the Queen
09 Sep t2015
Her Majesty the Queen - our longest serving monarch. Celebratory Services in Australia’s State Capitals
Episcopal Ordination of South Australia’s first Aboriginal Bishop - 11 April 2015
08 May 2015
The consecration of The Rev’d Christopher McLeod, to Assistant Bishop with special responsibility for ministry alongside Aboriginal people in South Australia, is a landmark appointment for the Adelaide Anglican Diocese and the Anglican Church across Australia and the world. - See more at:
Anglican Communion Environment Network (ACEN) Conference
31 March 2015
A group of 17 Anglican Bishops from all six continents have called for urgent prayer and action on the “unprecedented climate crisis”. Their Declaration The World Is Our Host: A Call to Urgent Action for Climate Justice released today sets a new agenda on climate change for the 85 million-strong Anglican Communion.
Eco Bishops Gathering
30 March 2015
Anglican bishops from some of the regions of the world most challenged by climate change – from Fiji to Argentina, and Namibia to Alaska – are to meet in Cape Town next week to work out strategies for achieving climate justice
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).