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

The Dawoodi Bohras of Melbourne Step Up for Mental Health

A team of 18 Bohra volunteers from Melbourne collectively completed over 20,000 push-ups to raise funds and awareness...

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Young Melbourne Volunteers Walk to Save Koalas

Young volunteers from the Dawoodi Bohras of Melbourne walked a collective 338 kilometres in just two weeks to...

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Auckland Children’s Science Exhibition Highlights the Quran’s Teachings on Sustainability

The children of the Auckland Dawoodi Bohras held a science exhibition showcasing sustainability principles derived from the teachings...

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Firefighters Wow Kids with Dazzling Truck Demo and Safety Tips

Fire Service Victoria members demonstrate safety features to children from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Melbourne

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Sydney Bohras Host Thrilling 6-Team Badminton Tournament

The Dawoodi Bohras of Sydney organised a Badminton tournament bringing together the community's athletic talent and community spirit

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Dawoodi Bohras Host Their 5th Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea for Cancer Awareness

Dawoodi Bohras of Melbourne participated in the Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser for Cancer Council, Australia’s leading cancer charity...

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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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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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