Our Mission

The Bendigo Islamic Community Centre (BICC) is dedicated to assist all Muslims to practice their religious and cultural values through a comprehensive approach, which incorporates the teachings of Holy Quran and Sunnah (the teachings of prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

It will provide an innovative, dynamic and collaborative community hub that offers inclusive, sustainable programs and services, promoting community participation and inclusion.

It will promote humanitarian values that underpin the teachings of Islam – compassion, love and peace.

It will increase public awareness of Muslim social and cultural values.

Our Beliefs

  • Focus on the needs of the diverse Muslim community and ensure services are open to all.
  • Meet the needs of the local community by promoting sports facilities and employment opportunities.
  • Provide a family-friendly facility where people – young and old, men, women and children – are treated with respect and equality.
  • Provide Muslims and non-Muslims with the opportunity to learn and understand Islam, through dialogue, discussion and social interaction.
  • Create a venue for all faith communities to interact in a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere.
  • Build a centre where humanitarian and charitable causes are supported.
  • Promote tolerance and oppose extremism, racism and terrorism.
  • Create a facility that respects the environment and pays homage to the vibrant gold mining history of Bendigo.
We have seen the Muslim community grow in our region and realise they must have a mosque to conduct their religion and continue their community life. We have also had the opportunity to meet many of the local Islamic faith community and have come to know they enhance our city and particularly the faith and ethical values in our community.Anglican Diocese Bishop Rt Rev’d Andrew Curnow

How can you help?

Communities around the world have already begun showing their support for the Bendigo Islamic Community Centre, with donations leading to the purchase of the land. We are now ready to take the next step, and we need your help.