The Dawoodi Bohras of Australia & New Zealand

Six hundred families of the Dawoodi Bohra community have found a home Down Under and have been leading peaceful and productive lives along Australasian harbours since the early 1980s.

Arriving first in Sydney and then gradually spreading to different parts of the region, the community today has a pan-Australasian footprint, making it a valuable part of it’s vibrant and inclusive society.


Love of our country is a part of our faith

Throughout the world, Dawoodi Bohras are guided by their leader, the 53rd al-Dai al-Mutlaq, His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin. He encourages his followers, including those in Australia and New Zealand, to always remain loyal and law-abiding citizens and wholeheartedly contribute to the society in which they live.


Latest News

Supporting Entrepreneurs: The Dawoodi Bohras of Melbourne Host Nationwide “Biz and Chai Seminar”

The Dawoodi Bohras of Melbourne hosted a 'Biz-and-Chai seminar to discuss all things entrepreneurship.

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Melbourne Boys Memorise the Entire Quran: A Testament to Dedication

Mufaddal and Mustafa accomplished the coveted feat of becoming a hafiz—one who has committed the entire Quran to...

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Melbourne Dawoodi Bohras Undertake Food Security initiatives During Ramadan

The Dawoodi Bohras of Melbourne undertook food security initiatives during the holy month of Ramadan

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Lynda Voltz MP and Warren Kirby MP Join Sydney Bohras to Break Ramadan Fast

The Dawoodi Bohras of Sydney invited Lynda Voltz MP and Warren Kirby MP to the community centre to...

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My Journey to Memorise the Quran by Ajab Mustafa, Aged 11

To memorise the Quran takes dedication, discipline, and perseverance.   ​​The Quran consists of over 6,000 verses spread across 114...

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Cameron Brewer MP & Honorary Consul of India Among Guests at Auckland Dawoodi Bohras’ Iftar

A host of local dignitaries were guests of honour at the Auckland Dawoodi Bohra congregation’s multifaith Iftar event...

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The Melbourne Dawoodi Bohras Champion Environmental Stewardship on Australia Cleanup Day

Dawoodi Bohras of Melbourne join hands with various organisations on Australia Clean Up day.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day with Shenaz Morkas of the Brisbane Dawoodi Bohras

Shenaz Morkas of Brisbane is an inspirational figure in her community.


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Our Communities


The Prophet Mohammed has taught Muslims that love for one’s country is an integral part of faith. With a focus on hard work and education, many Dawoodi Bohras run successful businesses: creating jobs, generating wealth, and contributing to the development of our nation.  With an emphasis on higher education for both men and women, the community includes many doctors, IT professionals, teachers, academics, public servants and business owners spread over Australia and New Zealand. Dawoodi Bohras are proud of the contributions they make to society and to the diverse fabric that underpins the nation’s rich values.
You are invited to contact us for more information on the Dawoodi Bohra communities of Australia and New Zealand and to arrange a visit to see our masjid.

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