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.
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.