Bible Society

About us

Bible Society Australia is committed to giving access to the Bible to those who ask across the world – in a language they can understand, in a format they can use, and at a price that they can afford (which is often for free). Alongside this we advocate for and engage Australians here at home with the Bible.

Established in Sydney in 1817, we have always been closely tied to the leadership of the nation, with governors, business leaders and senior clergy featuring in the Society’s history.

Bible Society Australia’s activities take place as part of the United Bible Societies, a fellowship of 146 societies operating 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.

In return, we enjoy the support of churches across all denominations and partner with other organisations in areas of publishing, literacy development (such as UNESCO) and youth Bible engagement.

Our mission is to lighten people’s hearts with the message of unconditional love found in Jesus Christ, the living Word and the Bible, the written Word.

What are we trying to do?

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

Want to explore and discover more? – Visit our website www.biblesociety.org.au/projects