Auburn Gallipoli Mosque

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Auburn Gallipoli Mosque
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Auburn Gallipoli Mosque
Basic information
Location Auburn (Sydney), New South Wales, Australia
Geographic coordinates 33°51′08″S 151°02′09″E / 33.852343°S 151.035964°E / -33.852343; 151.035964Coordinates: 33°51′08″S 151°02′09″E / 33.852343°S 151.035964°E / -33.852343; 151.035964
Affiliation Sunni Islam
Architectural description
Architect(s) Omer Kirazoglu[1]
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Classical Ottoman[1]
Completed 28 November 1999[1]
Construction cost A$6 million[1]
Dome(s) 1
Minaret(s) 2

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Islam in Australia

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Early history
Makasan contact
Afghan cameleers
Battle of Broken Hill
Contemporary society
Halal certification in Australia
Islamophobia in Australia


List of mosques
Lakemba Mosque · Auburn Gallipoli Mosque
Central Adelaide Mosque • Marree Mosque


Islamic organisations in Australia


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Notable Australian muslims
Grand Mufti of Australia
Taj El-Din Hilaly • Fehmi Naji •
Ibrahim Abu Mohamed

The Auburn Gallipoli Mosque is an Ottoman-style mosque in Auburn, a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. More than 500 worshippers attend every day and around 2000 worshippers attend the weekly special Friday prayer at the Auburn Gallipoli Mosque and is primarily used by Turkish Australians.[2]

Significance and history[edit]

The mosque's name invokes the legacy of the Gallipoli Campaign during World War I, which played a pivotal role in the history of both Australia and the Republic of Turkey. According to mosque officials, the name is meant to signify "the shared legacy of the Australian society and the main community behind the construction of the mosque, the Australian Turkish Muslim Community."[1]

The first mosque on the present mosque site was opened for worship on 3 November 1979. It was a house with internal walls removed to generate open space. The construction of the present mosque structure began in 1986. Its construction and external finishes were completed and officially opened on 28 November 1999, twenty years after the first opening.

Auburn Gallipoli Mosque is the largest Mosque in Australia.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "History of the Auburn Gallipoli Mosque". Auburn Gallipoli Mosque. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Tovey, Josephine (24 April 2010). "Turkish mosque joins honour roll of Australian heritage buildings". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 

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