The Deer Park Mosque, is located in the Melbourne north-western suburb of Albanvale (adjacent to the suburb
of Deer Park), in Victoria, Australia. The Deer Park mosque was built in 1993 as the religious focal point for the
well established Bosnian community in Melbourne.
The roots of the Deer Park mosque go back to the 1960s when the first Bosnian Muslims in Australia gathered
and established a multi-ethnic Islamic community in Carlton and Footscray.
It is supervised by The Australian Bosnian Islamic Society.
The Deer Park Mosque is now among the largest mosques in Australia.
Since then (1993), this Masjid has continuously progressed in terms of number of members registered as well as
wide range of activities that have been organised for people of all age groups and interests.
We now have over 750 registered members and over 140 students attending regular madrassa classes every week
as well as very active work involving our youth and many other religious, cultural and sport activities.
Back in 2014 our community took a decision to build an extension to the existing Mosque facilities consisting
of below listed areas:
– Youth Centre
– Proposed Classrooms at the rear of the Mosque
– Front and rear undercover areas
– Additional car park areas
– Alterations and additions to the internal male and female ablution areas
– Kitchen extension
After more than 4 years of planning, fund raising and getting the necessary building and council approvals we have
finally gathered all the necessary documentation and started the actual construction works.
The proposed classrooms and the extension to the existing car park are completed. To-date we have spent
approx $250.000 and we require a further $720,000 to complete the whole project as per received construction fee
proposal from our selected builder.
We have started digging the foundations of the Youth Area which will be followed by the construction of the same and
will further continue with completion of the entire Mosque extension. Once this has been accomplished then the rest
would be the actual beautification and completion of the internal alterations and additions.
lnsha’Allah, we hope that we will be able to continue with the rest of the construction very shortly! But in order to do so,
we will need support of our Muslim Brothers & Sisters and Philanthropists to complete these very worthy projects.
Once completed, the project will house all of the above mentioned new as well as the existing Mosque facilities.
MESSAGE FROM IMAM MUHAMED el. DJIDIC
In the name of Allah the Most Beneficent and the Most Merciful
Allah says: ” Those who (in charity) spend of their goods by night and by day, in secret, and in public,
have their reward with their Lord: on them shall be no tear, nor shall they grieve” (Qur’an, 2:274).
This is a significant and very important project not just for the Bosnian community but also for all Muslims in the
Melbourne’s Western Suburbs.
We are very concerned for our youth and we are aiming to present them beneficial attractions that they will like and be
occupied with. With this project taking off, we will be able to assist our youth in fulfilling of their potentials and intellect
and to help them use Mosque complex and Youth Centre to its maximal extent.
It is our main goal to protect our youth as well as make more people able to attend our regular daily prayers.
We hope that our project of Mosque Extension and Youth Centre will be guaranty for successful future
of our Bosnian Nation and the whole Muslim community.
We do, therefore extend our heartfelt thanks to all other people and stakeholders for their contribution to
the successful finalisation of this valuable project!
May Allah reward everyone who helps and contributes in this for us very important project.
Imam of The Australian Bosnian Islamic Centre in Deer Park
For those wishing to make donations via Bank transfer, these are our details:
Bank Name: NAB
BSB: 083 437
Account Number: 55 717 3232