Afghan Mosque

The mosque is situated on the site of the former 'camel camp' where Afghan and Indian camel drivers loaded and unloaded their camel teams, from the earliest days of Broken Hill. It was constructed around 1891 as a place of worship for the followers of the Prophet Mohammed and is the only surviving mosque in Australia which was built by early cameleers.

The mosque's alcove points toward Mecca, and prayer rugs have been left by worshippers in appreciation of the mosque.

In 1968 the Broken Hill Historical Society renovated the building in recognition of a unique, but important phase in the development of transport in the West Darling District of New South Wales.

Please note: Tours by appointment only. Call Bob Shamroze on 0400 184 260. Gold coin donation.

Nearby events

  1. Heritage near me | an exhibition of social history

    Wednesday 21 November 2018 to Thursday 28 February 2019 , Broken Hill

    This exhibition Heritage near me draws together social stories of the Lodge Outback Motel going all the way back to its original owner Dr William MacGillivray. The exhibition is a culmination of research that has unveiled narratives,…

    21 Nov - 28 Feb
  2. Broken Hill Community Markets

    Saturday 01 December 2018 to Saturday 08 December 2018 , Broken Hill

    Broken Hill Community Markets occur on the second Saturday of each month. Come and meet the locals. The Markets run in the mornings every month except in December when they have a Twilight Market after the Christmas Pageant. Regular…

    01 Dec - 08 Dec