Adelaide Australia Temple

Adelaide Australia Temple


53-59 Lower Portrush Road
Marden, South Australia 5070


Telephone: (61) 8-8363-8000
Facsimile: (61) 8-8363-8014


Announcement: 17 March 1999
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 29 May 1999 by Vaughn J. Featherstone
Public Open House: 3–10 June 2000
Dedication: 15 June 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley

Site: 6.94 acres.
Exterior Finish: Snow white granite.
Ordinance Rooms: Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing.
Total Floor Area: 10,700 square feet.

Temple Facts:
The Adelaide Australia Temple was the second temple built in Australia, following the Sydney Australia Temple (1984).

Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone of the Seventy and president of the Australia/New Zealand Area presided at the groundbreaking services for the Adelaide Australia Temple. He requested that local saints serve willingly and joyfully in the temple. He labeled the temple a wonderful credit to the members in Adelaide who have "for years and years traveled between 15 and 20 hours each way to the Sydney temple." By demonstrating a commitment to temple attendance, the Adelaide members "surely merit a temple in their midst."1

1. Phillip Howes, "Rain, clouds in Adelaide do not dampen spirits during groundbreaking," Church News 5 Jun. 1999: 3.