Since its beginnings in Australia in 1817 the Bible Society has played a leading role in supplying the Scriptures to churches, groups, individuals and communities both within Australia and beyond. Originally known as the British and Foreign Bible Society, the Bible Society evolved into an organisation skilled in translation, (especially in Aboriginal and Pacific Island languages) and the production, printing and distribution of the Scriptures.
As an interdenominational organisation it conducts its mission free of any doctrinal or theological position. The Society is held in high esteem by church and Christian agencies. The Society‚Äôs donors help support projects and programs throughout the world.