News Release

Latter-day Saints in Australia Prepare for General Conference

Twice a year members and friends of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gather to hear inspiring and instructive messages from General Authorities and leading officials of the Church in General Conference.

Because of time zone differences members in Australia typically participate in General Conference by attending sessions shown in their local meeting houses on the week following the live sessions, so many Australians will watch the 1st-2nd October sessions on the following weekend. There are many ways to watch and listen to General Conference. Here is a link to live digital viewing and listening options and here is a link to view or listen to conference proceedings retrospectively. Conference messages are also provided in Church magazines following the conference.

Why do Latter-day Saints gather to watch General Conference?  Retired executive director of LDS Public Affairs Michael Otterson put it this way, "For people who have come to the Conference Centre, or for people who watch it at home on TV or the internet, or in a live or time-delayed broadcast in some far-flung part of the world, this is a time for listening and thinking. ... All will listen to the 20-plus addresses over the weekend for what seems most relevant to them. Many will ponder and pray and find ways to help them be better parents, better husbands and wives, better sons and daughters, better neighbours."  

Those of other faiths are welcome to participate in General Conference. Conference is a time to be inspired and find answers to your questions.  


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