List of the largest churches in Australia

This list of Australia's largest churches by regular attendance lists Australia's biggest churches by both regular attendance and formal membership.[1] Some mega-churches are multi-campus; the current list doesn't distinguish between churches meeting in one facility or several facilities. This list also does not include several Roman Catholic churches (eg. St. Francis' Church in downtown Melbourne which sees several thousand attending over 50 masses and other services each week) [1].

Church Location Affiliation Founded Attendance Membership
Hillsong ChurchBaulkham Hills, Sydney, NSWAssemblies of God198320,000 [2]?
Paradise Community ChurchParadise, Adelaide, SAAssemblies of God19826,000 [3]?
CityLife ChurchKnox, Melbourne, VICIndependent19674,6007,000
Riverview ChurchBurswood, Perth, WAIndependent19794,500 [5]?
Citipointe ChurchMansfield, Brisbane, QLDChristian Outreach Centre19744,500 [6]?
Christian City Church, Oxford FallsOxford Falls, Sydney, NSWChristian City Churches19804,0006,000
Shire Christian CentreSutherland, Sydney, NSWAssemblies of God?3,200?
Garden City Christian ChurchMt. Gravatt, Brisbane, QLDAssemblies of God19553,000?
Edge ChurchReynella, Adelaide, SAAssemblies of God19943,000?
Brisbane City ChurchBowen Hills, Brisbane, QLDAssemblies of God?3,000?
Planetshakers City ChurchEast Melbourne, Melbourne, VICAssemblies of God20043,000 [7]?
Liverpool Christian Life CentreHoxton Park, Sydney, NSWAssemblies of God19812,0004,900
Kings Christian ChurchBuderim, Sunshine Coast, QLDAssemblies of God?2,000 [8]?
Faith! Christian ChurchNorth Dandenong, Melbourne, VICAssemblies of God?2,000 [9]?
Careforce ChurchMount Evelyn, Melbourne, VICChurch of Christ?1,7003,500 [10]
Crossway Baptist ChurchBurwood East, Melbourne, VICBaptist??3,300 [11]

Notes

1. ^ Formal membership tends to be significantly less but provides a more rigorous number.

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Hillsong Church (formerly Hills Christian Life Centre) is a Pentecostal Christian church affiliated with the Assemblies of God. The church is located in Sydney, Australia, headquartered at its "Hills" campus in Baulkham Hills' Norwest Business Park in the Hills District.
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Baulkham Hills
Sydney, NSW

Postcode: 2153

Location: 31 km north-west of Sydney CBD

LGA: Baulkham Hills Shire

State District: Baulkham Hills
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Sydney
New South Wales

Location of Sydney within Australia

Population:
• Density: 4,280,190 (2006 Census) (1st)
345.
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New South Wales

Flag Coat of Arms
Slogan or Nickname: First State, Premier State
Motto(s): "Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites"
(Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine)


Other Australian states and territories
Capital Sydney
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The Assemblies of God in Australia (AOG) was formed in 1937 and is the Australian organisation of the Assemblies of God, a Pentecostal denomination originating in the United States of America.
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Paradise Community Church (formerly Paradise Assembly of God) is a Pentecostal Christian church, affiliated with the Assemblies of God. The Church is based in Paradise, a north eastern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is pastored by Ashley and Jane Evans.
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Paradise (, postcode 5075) is a northeastern suburb of Adelaide in South Australia. It is bounded on the north side by the River Torrens.

Paradise is in the City of Campbelltown local government area.
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Adelaide
South Australia

Location of Adelaide within Australia

Population:
• Density: 1,105,839 (2006) (5th)
615/km


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South Australia

Flag Coat of Arms
Slogan or Nickname: Festival State

Other Australian states and territories
Capital Adelaide
Government Constitutional monarchy
Governor Kevin Scarce
Premier Mike Rann (ALP)
Federal representation
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CityLife Church, formerly known as Waverley Christian Fellowship, is a non-denominational megachurch in Australia. It is Melbourne’s largest church, with about 7,000 people calling it their home church and an average weekly attendance of over 4,600 people in 2006.
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City of Knox
Victoria, Australia

Map of Melbourne showing City of Knox

Population: 150,444 (June 2006)

Area: 114 km

LGAs around City of Knox
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Melbourne
Victoria

Location of Melbourne in Australia

Population:
• Density: 3,744,373 (2006 estimate) (2nd)
479.
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Victoria

Flag Coat of Arms
Slogan or Nickname: "Garden State", "The Place to Be"
Motto(s): "Peace and Prosperity"

Other Australian states and territories
Capital Melbourne
Government Constitutional monarchy
Governor David de Kretser
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Riverview Church is a charismatic Pentecostal evangelical Christian church headquartered in Burswood, an inner suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Riverview has expanded in recent times to include a north and south campus, and in 2007 launched a campus in Orange County, California.
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Burswood
Perth, Western Australia

Kagoshima Park.

Population: 1,183 (2001 census)[]

Established: 1890s

Postcode: 6100

Area: 3.
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Perth
Western Australia

The Perth skyline viewed from the Swan River

Population:
• Density: 1,445,078 (Aug 2006 Census) 1,507,900 (Dec 2006) (4th)
280/km


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Western Australia

Flag Coat of Arms
Slogan or Nickname: Wildflower State or the "Golden State"

Other Australian states and territories
Capital Perth
Government Constitutional monarchy
Governor Ken Michael
Premier Alan Carpenter (ALP)
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Mansfield
Brisbane, Queensland

Population: 9,355 (2001 census)

Established: 1967 (gazetted)

Postcode: 4122

Area: 6 km

Location:
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Brisbane
Queensland

Location of Brisbane within Australia

Population:
• Density: 1,848,000(Dec 2006) (3rd)
353.8/km

Established: 1824

Area: 4673.
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Queensland

Flag Coat of Arms
Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State
Motto(s): "Audax at Fidelis" (Bold but Faithful)

Other Australian states and territories
Capital Brisbane
Government Constitutional monarchy
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Christian Outreach Centre (often referred to as "COC") is an international movement of churches founded in 1974 by former Methodist minister Clark Taylor. Christian Outreach Centre numbers over 1000 congregations in over 30 countries worldwide including the UK.
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Christian City Church Oxford Falls is the largest congregation in the Christian City Churches movement, located in Oxford Falls, New South Wales. It has a weekly attendance in excess of 4000, and a membership in excess of 6000 people, making it one of the larger churches in
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Sutherland
Sydney, New South Wales

Old Princes Highway, Sutherland

Population: 29,880

Established: 1906

Postcode: 2232

Property Value:
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Garden City Christian Church (formerly Mt. Gravatt Assembly of God) is a Pentecostal Christian church, affiliated with the Assemblies of God. The church is under the leadership of Senior Pastor Bruce Hills. Sunday services are held at 8:00am, 10:30am, and 6:00pm.
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Mount Gravatt
Brisbane, Queensland

Population: 30,035 (2001 census)

Postcode: 4122

Area: 2.
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Edge Church (formerly Southside Christian Church) is an Pentecostal Christian church, affiliated with the Assemblies of God. It is considered the second largest Church in South Australia, Australia, with a weekly attendance of around 3000.
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Reynella
Adelaide, South Australia

Sherriffs Rd, looking east, circa 2007

Population: 4,431 (2006 Census)

Established: 1840

Postcode: 5161


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Bowen Hills
Brisbane, Queensland

The Old Museum
-- former home of the Queensland Museum
-- later, home of the Queensland Youth Orchestras

Population: 1,406 (2004) [1]
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East Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria

Queens Bess Row

Population: 4330 (2006) [1]

Established: 1830s

Postcode: 3002

Area: 1.
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