In 1969 the first organisation of the Sikh community in Sydney was formed named the ‘Sikh Cultural Society’. It was registered as a charitable organisation in 1970. Since that time it has been its dream to establish a ‘Sikh Centre’, which could cater adequately for the many needs of the Sikh community in the modern progressive society of Australia. The opening of the Gurudwara Sahib (Sikh place of worship, prayer, meditation and religious congregation) was the first step in the fulfilment of these aspirations.
Since 1970, a number of changes and developments in the organisation have occurred. In 1983, the ‘Sikh Cultural Society’ merged with another Sikh cultural organisation, the ‘Australian Sikh Club’ to form a new organisation named the ‘Australian Sikh Association’. A new constitution was drawn up to include the objectives of both organisations. The constitution was revised in 1988 so that the Australian Sikh Association could be incorporated.
The Australian Sikh Association also aims to contribute to the wider Australian Society, by the way charitable activities and by actively engaging in the development of the Multicultural Australia, in the 21st Century.
At the Australian Sikh Association all governance is based on and in line with the high moral and ethical principles as enshrined in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and as per the rules set out in the fedral and state laws as well as the Australian Sikh Association constitution.