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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).
Seventeenth Session of General Synod

The Seventeenth session of General Synod will be held at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Maroochydore from 3-8 September 2017.




Anglicans grateful terror plot foiled
23 Dec 2016
Dean of St Paul's Dr Andreas Loewe and Archbishop of Melbourne Dr Philip Freier release statement on foiled terror plot
Doctrine group to investigate
22 Dec 2016
The Standing Committee of the Anglican Church of Australia has acted to investigate the doctrinal issues of blessing same-sex unions.
Statement by the Anglican Diocese of Perth
15 Dec 2016
The Archbishop of Perth, The Most Reverend Roger Herft, informed the Diocesan Council today of his decision to retire a year ahead of schedule, namely 7 July 2017.
Christmas message from Dr Philip Freier, Anglican Primate of Australia
14 Dec 2016
Jesus, whose birth we celebrate at this season, has shown us how to think big, how to be truly generous and inclusive, Archbishop Philip Freier suggests in his 2016 Christmas message.
Anglican Diocese of Adelaide elect new Archbishop
03 Dec 2016
The Anglican Diocese of Adelaide has today elected a new Archbishop, Bishop Geoffrey Smith.
Church calls for constitutional recognition of indigenous Australians
23 Nov 2016
The Primate of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier, has called for constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, saying it is “vital” if the country’s indigenous people are to flourish.
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).