Muslims are in large amount of Australia so there are Islamic Councils in all major regions of Australia with having additional sub offices in cities and rural areas. The vision behind these councils is to build a better community for all Australians through the empowerment of Muslims in Australian regions.
Muslims Australia also known as Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC) is Australia’s most important Islamic organisation. The mission of AFIC is to provide service to the community in a manner that is in accordance with the teachings of Islam and within the framework of Australian law, and to advocate for the Muslim community on matters that will affect the community’s relevance, settlement and integration within Australian society.The main role of AFIC is to represent Islam and Muslims of Australia as one “Ummah” to the government and other bodies nationally and internationally. AFIC coordinates and provides resources for activities of its State Islamic Councils and member Islamic societies.
The 9 member organisations of AFIC are:
- Islamic Council of New South Wales
- Islamic Council of Victoria
- Islamic Council of Queensland
- Islamic Council Western Australia
- Islamic Society of South Australia
- Islamic Society of ACT
- Tasmanian Muslim Association
- Northern Territory Islamic Council
For women there are some other societies as well which are working to advance the rights and status of Muslim women in Australia. Their intent is to challenge cultural hierarchies or any system of monopolization or exclusion that result in reducing the rights and status of Muslim women.
In case of any assistance, donation or question you can refer to the above councils and they will definitely help and guide you.