“To be a Bahá’í simply means to love all the world; to love humanity and try to serve it; to work for universal peace and universal brotherhood.”1

Anyone can become a Baha’i, and the Baha’i Community welcomes new members.

The process is a very personal experience that comes after individual investigation and a heartfelt decision.

A person becomes a Baha’i by independently recognising Baha’u’llah as the Messenger of God for this age and accepting His laws, teachings and institutions.

In Australia, people who wish to become members of the Baha’i Community sign a “declaration card” for administrative purposes. In Melville community, this is forwarded to the Local Spiritual Assembly of Melville. The Assembly will meet with the individual to answer any questions and make sure they understand the significance of the step they are taking.

To express your interest in becoming a Baha'i or to obtain more information on the Baha'i Faith please contact the secretary of the Local Spiritual Assembley of Melville on 0416 163 299 or email melville@wa.bahai.org.au

1 Abdul'Baha, Bahá’u’lláh and the New Era p286