Lebanese Muslim Association

The Lebanese Muslim Association (LMA) has been in operation since 1962 and has grown to be a nationally recognised representative service provider with over 1,000 members, over 400 initiatives and events and with a staff of over 40.

Its reach has grown to include a vast spectrum of communities and networks from across NSW, including having three mosques and partnerships with a number of stakeholders and sponsors.

It is most prominently associated with being the caretaker of Lakemba Mosque, one of the largest Mosque’s in Australia that hosts thousands of people every week, and over 100,000 people across major events and milestones.

The LMA continues to grow, reaching into new sectors and fields, expanding its reach across new platforms online and developing new spaces to accommodate a rapidly changing community discourse. With a strong sense of history and context, the LMA continues to work towards building an Australian Muslim Community that is able to confidently tackle the many challenges and obstacles it faces.

LMA Initiatives

The LMA’s portfolio of work is always growing and expanding. In addition to our Islamic and community services, the LMA has also expanded its work to four primary programs, each of which branch out into numerous projects, programs and initiatives that service the needs of the local community.

LMA History

The Lebanese Muslim Association (LMA) was established in 1962 by a group of Lebanese immigrants, to provide social, religious, educational and recreational services for the Muslim community. In 1972 the construction of the Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb Mosque was completed in Lakemba, NSW, and would go on to become a defining establishment of the Australian Muslim Community.

LMA Vision

An Australian Muslim community that has a positive and sustainable contribution globally.

LMA Mission

  • To innovate and build resilient inclusive communities to help Australian Muslims achieve their full potential.
  • To develop leadership to strengthen the Australian Muslim community.
  • To serve and engage Muslims by promoting and advocating social harmony in a multicultural environment.
  • To enhance understanding of Islam, empower Australian Muslims and build a better future for the Australian Muslim community.

LMA Objectives

  • Assist the growth of strong, sustainable, articulate, and effective Muslim communities within Australia.
  • Promote community independence though the enhancement of the infrastructure and network of the Australian Muslim community.
  • Work to advance the Australian Muslim communities contribution to the economical, intellectual and social fabric of the Australian community.
  • Provide structures to support and help disadvantaged members of the Australian Muslim community who face ongoing problems.
  • Work towards strengthening families, empowering women, encouraging youth, engendering a vibrant community, cultivating leadership and fostering respect for all.
  • Work at a national level to promote and protect the interests of Australian Muslims.

LMA Board Members

The LMA Board lead the strategic direction and future planning of the organisation, manage legal and ethical compliance and oversee financial governance.

The LMA Board is voted in on a three-year cycle, and the organisation has had over 30 presidents since establishment. The over 1,000 members of the LMA vote at Annual General Meetings on key issues, as well as voting on the board.

Board members include:

Name Position
Hafez Alameddine President
Raed Halabi Vice President
Gamel Kheir Secretary
Mohamed Daher Director
Abdul Rahman Zreika Director
Maen Akl Director
Abdallah Ismail Director
Yehya Masri Director
Ahmed Berjsoui Director
Houssam Dernaiki Director
Shadi Rustom Director
Samer Yehia Director
Amer El Adib Director

Women’s Committee

The LMA’s Women’s Committee supports the needs of women in the community through ongoing social activities, lectures, health initiatives and fitness workshops.

The Committee also seeks to support female converts by providing access to relevant resources, support groups and scholars.

For more information or to become involved, please contact us today.


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    Head office

    71-75 Wangee Road,
    Lakemba NSW 2195
    E: info@lma.org.au
    T: +61 2 9750 6833
    F: +61 2 9759 8149

    Postal address

    PO Box 297
    Lakemba NSW 2195