The Brisbane Australia Temple is the 115th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). On 20 July 1998 the LDS Church announced that a temple would be built in Brisbane, Australia. The Brisbane temple is the fifth temple in Australia. The church has grown rapidly in the country. In 1955 there were only 3,000 members in Australia; now there are 186 meetinghouses throughout Australia and more than 106,000 members. The Brisbane temple serves 20,000 LDS Church members (Mormons) in the area.