Our home base is Carlingford, a suburb of Sydney in the state of New South Wales. Sydney is an enormous city of about 4 million people. You can feel its vibrancy. Carlingford is a nice suburb where people like to live because the schools are good here. We live in the Latter Day Saint temple complex where the temple is located as well as the Australian Service Center. The Service Center houses offices for Facilities Managers for across the country and their associated staff. Also located at the Services Center are the Mission Home and Office for Sydney North Mission, a Family History Center, a Church Distribution Center, and the Family Services Center. We have a nice office in the Family Services Center. The grounds of the Temple complex are very beautiful during all seasons of the year.
The grounds and buildings here are part of an old orphanage that the Church bought some time ago. The orphanage’s central building is the Buckland House. Today it is filled with offices and some assembly halls. when youth groups and others come to visit the temple, they will often have gatherings at the Buckland House. We also have parties there with the staff