Over 200 years of sharing the Bible
Early in the life of Australia, passionate community leaders like Mrs Macquarie created the Bible Society. They knew it wasn’t just government that could build a nation.
Today, we’re Australia’s longest-living organisation. For more than 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 impact and influence Australia and the world by Opening The Bible to all people everywhere by all means possible.
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.Discover More
We provide Bibles to those who want one
We provide free Bibles and other Bible products to people both overseas and in Australia, many of whom have never owned their own Bible. We give Bibles to chaplains of hospitals, schools, prisons and the defence forces.Discover More
We help people open the Bible
We encourage people’s faith journey through Bible engagement campaigns as well as helping to fund indigenous and overseas Bible-based literacy programs.Discover More
We promote the beauty and power of God’s word
We champion the Bible in the media, at universities and schools, as well as through our digital and publishing channels, always pointing to the relevance of Christianity today and always.Discover More
- Multiple Projects
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Open The Bible at Home
Bible distribution, translation, engagement and advocacy in Australia
Learning through listening
Bible based literacy programmes for the marginalised in Cambodia
Translating the Bible
Help 1.5 billion people access the Bible in their heart language
Literacy for young refugees
Provide literacy skills to young refugees in Lebanon (Tax deductible)
Literacy for Non-Literate Shilluks
Bible Engagement in South Sudan
Support the translation of the Bible into minority languages in Vietnam
Put Bibles into the hands of chaplains in frontline ministries
Support Bible-based literacy classes
Help to transform every aspect of daily life in Mozambique.
Rebuild The Papua New Guinea Bible Society
Lay the foundation for effective ministry
Share the Bible with Youth in Australia
Help support Bible advocacy programs for Australian youth
Shine the light of literacy
Teach Christians to read so they’ll shine a light in Egypt
Give Scriptures and support to families with children battling cancer in Nicaragua
Scriptures & relief supplies
Provide for physical and spiritual needs of refugee communities in Iraq
Bibles for Schools
Bringing the message of Christianity back to the minds of Australian students
Literacy for children
Provide Bible-based literacy books to young children in South Africa
Literacy for everyone
Fund Bible-based literacy programmes for marginalised people in Vietnam
Distribute Bibles in prisons
Help prisoners in South Africa engage with the Bible
Healing for the traumatised
Bring Bible-based trauma healing to war-ravaged Syrians.
Empowering mothers of differently abled children
Provide healing to disabled children and support to mothers
Established in Sydney in 1817, Bible Society Australia’s activities take place as part of the United Bible Societies who operate across 200 countries and territories.
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 programs.