The vision of the Brisbane Islamic Centre Management is to provide a place of worship for Muslims and a place of learning and cultural awareness for both Muslims & Non-Muslims.
Our fervent hope is to ensure that the teachings and message of Islam creates a spirit of understanding and harmony for the Muslim community in Brisbane in particular, but also Australian society as a whole.
Our purpose is to work with other faiths and communities to inform, educate and bring about closer co-operation between different teachings, cultures and customs.
Our aim is to encourage integration not separation, and understanding not ignorance about Islam & Muslims.
From the time of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) — the mosque has been the central focus of the Muslim community.
Indeed, the Prophet’s mosque in Medina was not just a prayer facility. It was a multipurpose family-centered institution that served as a school, a meeting place, a venue for sport events and other celebrations.
Our objective is to build on this powerful heritage and help shape the identity of future generations of proud Australian Muslims.
Brisbane Islamic Centre Ltd (BIC) was founded in 2007, primarily to establish and develop an Islamic Centre at 161 Underwood Road, Eight Mile Plains, on the Southside of Brisbane.
The Islamic Centre is in response to a need for a comprehensive facility for the benefit of the Brisbane community.
The ten acre block on which the Centre is to be established is owned by BIC Ltd, and was donated WAQF to the community. The land is freehold and unencumbered financially.
The location of the Centre promises to be one of the more exciting developments on the Southside Brisbane Landscape.
The Centre will include the following:
- Masjid with male and female facilities
- Parking for 400 cars
- Community hall
- Several serviced offices for organisations, with an adjoining Board room
- Islamic Library
- Auditorium with theatre seating for 150, and with state of the art audiovisual facilities
- Islamic Museum documenting the history of Muslims in Australia and Queensland in particular
- Coffee shop
- Book shop
- Education services
- Interfaith and cross cultural dialogue facilities
- Youth facilities
The Development Approval application for the project was finally approved by the Planning and Environmental Court in December 2016.
Land clearing and earthworks on the site has already been completed.
Construction is expected to commence in March 2019.
The Masjid block will consist of 3 levels:
- an underground car park, youth centre, sports facility & a proposed Ghusl facility
- the ground floor Masjid for men, and
- an upper level Masjid for ladies with direct easy access
- Madressa classes
The Community Hall will accommodate about 800 people and will include a commercial kitchen.
An initial draft flythrough video of the proposed centre.