List of Presbyterian denominations in Australia

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Timeline showing the various Presbyterian denominations in Australia

While not keeping the name 'Presbyterian', the following denomination claims a significant historical link to the Presbyterian church (whether that be in Australia, Scotland or other parts of the world):


  • Free Presbyterian Church of Victoria, formerly the Free Presbyterian Church of Australia Felix, based in Melbourne 1846 - 1953 (joined Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia).
  • Free Presbyterian Church of South Australia, originated 1850, joined union which formed Presbyterian Church of South Australia in 1865, but minority led by Rev James Benny continued until the 1920s.
  • Free Church of Scotland (Continuing), 1 congregation in Adelaide, South Australia 2003-2010, now Gospel Presbyterian Church

Continental Reformed background[edit]


  1. ^ Rowland Ward and Robert Humphreys, Religious Bodies in Australia, 3rd edition (Wantirna, Victoria: New Melbourne Press, 1995), 92.