Our Work

Over 200 years of sharing the Bible

Our vision is to see all people engaged with the Bible in a language they can understand, in a format they can use, and at a price they can afford.

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Our vision is to impact and influence Australia and the world by Opening The Bible to all people everywhere by all means possible.


We translate the Bible into the world's languages

We support the ongoing task of translating the Bible into the world’s languages, including in Indigenous languages and sign language (Auslan) in Australia.

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We provide Bibles to those who want one

We provide free Bibles and other Bible products to people both overseas and in Australia, many of whom have never owned their own Bible. We give Bibles to chaplains of hospitals, schools, prisons and the defence forces.

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We help people open the Bible

We encourage people’s faith journey through Bible engagement campaigns as well as helping to fund indigenous and overseas Bible-based literacy programs.

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We promote the beauty and power of God’s word

We champion the Bible in the media, at universities and schools, as well as through our digital and publishing channels, always pointing to the relevance of Christianity today and always.

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Stories from the field

Pitjantjatjara Bible app

By Suzanne | May 7, 2021

The language of their heart The Bible is coming to life for thousands of First Nations peoples through a new app in one of Australia’s most used languages. The newly released Pitjantjatjara Bible app enables listeners to pass on Bible stories in their heart language. It also strengthens literacy levels among communities which use it. […]

God’s word in their heart language

By Suzanne | April 15, 2021

Distracted when they don’t understand Imagine what it’s like for a pastor to preach in a dialect different to the one spoken by his congregation. People in Indonesia’s Southwest Sumba region speak Kodi and one church leader can actually see his people tune out when they don’t understand. “When I preach in Indonesian or the […]

Now in 700 languages

By Suzanne | April 14, 2021

Unprecedented momentum For the first time ever, the Bible is available in 700 languages. This means that 5.7 billion people or 80 per cent of the world have access to a full Bible in their own language. In the past five years alone, supporters of Bible Society worldwide have given 50 language groups the joy […]

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