The Albanian Muslim community formed the Albanian Australian Islamic Society (AAIS) in 1963. The original Carlton house dwelling was used as a place of worship from 1963 to 1969. Major construction works began and our Society opened the first Mosque in Melbourne in 1969.
This became a place for Albanian Muslims to express their religious practices, provide a sense of community and unification as well as providing educational events such as Islamic and Albanian classes. A legacy that started over 50 years ago, continues to run until the present day.
The Albanian Mosque now hosts a permanent history display in the Multi-Purpose Room which summarises the people who shaped our community, our leaders, events and a timeline of our history.