About us

why essence of life?

essence of life community group was incorporated in Australia in 2008 to meet the growing need for Islamic services in the Wollongong region. The essence of life is also active in the greater community and participates in various community-based initiatives, functions and projects.

essence of life community centre

The essence of life was formed to meet the growing need for Islamic services in the Wollongong region. A key objective of the essence of life is to promote Islamic values and advance religious and social harmony through authentic Islamic understanding and implementation in the wider community, based on the teachings of the Quran & Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

However, with the growing number of Muslims in the area and limited facilities available for the Islamic community, it became essential to explore options for a new home to ensure we can meet these needs. As such, the establishment of a multi-purpose Islamic centre was key to ensuring the long-term capability of providing such services to our community and to achieving our future goals.

A block of land at 118 Montague St, North Wollongong was purchased for this project. The site is approximately 2100 sqm and includes a 350 sqm building which is being utilised immediately for a range of uses, while also accommodating future expansion needs. The site is within a 10 min drive to anywhere in the Illawarra, thus a prime location to operate a centre which will be a hub for the Muslims of the Illawarra.

The centre will also provide vital services such as an Islamic library, internet-enabled computers, children’s playground, childcare, a multi-purpose function centre and a gym.

essence of life community group incorporated

118 Montague Street, North Wollongong, NSW, 2500.

Australian Business Number: 96078294840
Incorporation Number: INC9889783
Not-for-profit Charity Number: CFN/21094