Victorian Open Mosque Day 2020

Victorian Open Mosque Day 2020When was the last time you visited your local mosque? Well, a mosque is not just a prayer space for Muslims; it’s also a community space. The “ICV’s Victorian Mosque Open Day 2020” is the perfect opportunity to discover or reacquaint yourself with Victoria’s Muslim Community on Sunday 15 March from 10am-4pm at 30 different community locations.

The Australian Muslim community is gloriously diverse and multicultural – and Victorian Muslims are proud to celebrate and share this diversity with the wider public.

The Victorian Mosque Open Day is in conjunction with Harmony Week (March 15-21) and the lead up to Cultural Diversity Week (March 21 -29) – both of which are Victoria’s largest multicultural celebrations, featuring week-long programs of festivals and events in metropolitan and regional areas.

This year, the Islamic Council of Victoria’s (ICV) annual Victorian Mosque Open Day will run in line with both festivals and will see Mosques across Victoria open their doors and hearts for visitors from any race, belief and gender on Sunday, March 1st between 10 – 4 pm. Everyone is welcome to celebrate!

The Australian Muslim community is adorned with an estimated 63 different backgrounds, and 200,000 Muslims call Victoria home. The Victorian Muslim community is diverse with cultural backgrounds from Albania, Pakistan, Bosnia, Lebanon, Burma, Egypt, Afghanistan and many more.

ICV’s Victorian Mosque Open Day project launched in 2017 and has become an annual hit ever since. Thousands of Victorians have flocked to a local Mosque near them to get to know their Muslim neighbours, partaking in guided Mosque tours, hijab tutorials, henna tattoo art, jumping castles, sausage sizzles and discussions about Islamic beliefs.

The state-wide annual event, supported by the Victorian Multicultural Commission and Victorian Government (Office of Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion) and Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC) is back this year partaking in the community spirit of Cultural Diversity Week and Harmony Day.

ICV President Mohamed Mohideen said the Victorian Muslim community was proud of its successful multicultural society, “sharing our cultural heritage is part of celebrating what it means to be truly Australian.”

“It is about celebrating the benefits of our multicultural society which has come about as a result of the successful integration of migrants into the Australian community. Victorian Muslims are proud members of that team and we are caring and sharing people.”

“The best of friends in the sight of Allah (Most High) is the one who is best to his friend, and the best of neighbours in the sight of Allah (Most High) is the one who is best to his neighbour.” [at-Tirmidhi]

Please come celebrate what Victorian Mosques have to offer in the one or more of the following participating 30 mosques and Islamic communities will open their doors on the day anytime between 10-4pm;

* Albanian Islamic Centre of Dandenong (10-4pm)
12 Dalgety Street, Dandenong South

* Albanian Mosque – Albanian Australian Islamic Society (10-4pm)
765 Drummond St, Carlton North

* AMSSA – (10-4pm)
91 -101 Boundary Rd, North Melbourne

*Australian Bosnian Islamic Centre (10-4pm)
285 Station Rd, Deer Park

* Australian Islamic Centre (10-4pm)
23/31 Blenheim Rd, Newport

* Benevolence Australia (11-3pm)
125 George St, Doncaster East

* Bosnia & Herzegovina Islamic Society (10-4pm)
18 Leonard Ave, Noble Park

* Doncaster Mosque – UMMA Centre (11-2pm)
72 George St, Doncaster East

* El Sedeaq Heidelberg Mosque (10-4pm)
32 Elliott St, Heidelberg Heights

* Emir Sultan Mosque (10-4pm)
139 Cleeland St, Dandenong

* Geelong Mosque – Islamic Society of Geelong (10-2pm)
45-47 Bostok Avenue, Manifold Heights

* Golden Wattle Mosque (10-4pm)
700 Davis Rd, Tarneit

* Hallam Mosque (IEWA) (10-2pm)
131-133 Hallam Rd, Narre Warren North

* ICMG Meadow Heights Mosque (11-3pm)
15-17 Hudson Circuit, Meadow Heights

* ICV City Mosque (10-4pm)
66-68 Jeffcott St, Melbourne West

* IISCA Brunswick Islamic Centre (10-4pm)
31 Edward St, Brunswick

* IMCV – Masjid Baitul Makmur (10-4pm)
26 Maher Rd, Laverton

* IMCV – Masjid Westall (10-4pm)
130 Rosebank Ave, Clayton South

*ISOMER – Islamic Society of Melbourne Eastern Region (10-4pm)
1273 Wellington Rd, Lysterfield

* Keysborough Mosque (10-4pm)
396 Greens Rd, Keysborough

* Islamic Museum of Australia (10-4pm)
15A Anderson Rd, Thornbury

* Light of Hidayah (10-4pm)
6 Victor Street, Morwell

* Maidstone Mosque – (10-4pm)
34 Studley St, Maidstone

* Monash Mosque – Islamic Association of Monash (11-3pm)
16 Beddoe Ave, Clayton

* Omar Farooq Mosque (10-4pm)
14-16 Photomia St, Doveton

* Preston Mosque – Islamic Society of Victoria (10-4pm)
90 Cramer St, Preston

*PGCC – Pillars of Guidance Community Centre (10-4pm)
9/11 Green Street

* Sunshine Mosque – (10-4pm)
618 Ballarat Rd, Sunshine

* Thomastown Mosque (10-4pm)
124/130 Station St, Thomastown

* Virgin Mary Mosque (11-3pm)
143A Hogans Road, Hoppers Crossing

Note: Open hours may vary for individual mosques, please contact your nearest participating mosque to confirm their timings.


Victorian Open Mosque Day 2020