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200 years of sharing the Bible

Early in the life of Australia, passionate community leaders like Lady Macquarie created the Bible Society. They knew it wasn’t just government that could build a nation. It would need people of hope, people who live light.

Today, we’re Australia’s longest-living organisation. Over the last 200 years, the Bible has done Australia a lot of good. And there’s a lot more good it will do yet. So we’re creating new ways to advocate for the Bible, to promote it, and offer people new ways to engage with it.

Our vision is to see all people engaged with the Bible in a language they can understand, in a format they can use, and at a price they can afford.

What We Do

Bible Society Australia is committed to giving access to the Bible across the world. Alongside this we advocate for and engage Australians here at home and people around the world with the Bible.

In order to pursue our mission, Bible Society Australia undertakes a range of activities:

We translate the Bible into the world's languages

We support the ongoing task of translating the Bible into the world’s languages, including in Indigenous languages and sign language (Auslan) in Australia.

We provide Bibles to those who want one

We provide free Bibles and Scripture portions to Chaplains of hospitals, prison & defense force as well as to Scripture teachers. We also produce Bible resources to help people engage with the Bible.

We help others understand the Bible

We run local Bible engagement campaigns as well as overseas and indigenous Bible-based literacy programmes.

We tell the world why the Bible is so good

In many ‘post-Christian’ countries, we need to advocate for the beauty, truth and goodness of the Bible. We do this by equipping Christians to be more confident in the Bible. We also champion the Bible by engaging the media, universities, schools, and prominent think tanks with high quality and well-researched print, video and audio material about the relevance of Christianity in the 21st century.

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About Us

Established in Sydney in 1817, Bible Society Australia’s activities take place as part of the United Bible Societies who operate across 200 countries.

We are one of the most extensive mission groups in the world and do our work in partnership with churches, providing resources and Bible-focused campaigns and community programmes.

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