Australia
Contact Information
Office Contact:

Andrew O’Dwyer

Office Address:

PO Box 3541
Success 6964
Western Australia


Country Demographics

Capital:
Canberra

Population:
22,507,617

Languages:
English 76.8% (official), Mandarin 1.6%, Italian 1.4%, Arabic 1.3%, Greek 1.2%, Cantonese 1.2%, Vietnamese 1.1%, other 10.4%, unspecified 5%

Religion:
Protestant 28.8% (Anglican 17.1%, Uniting Church 5.0%, Presbyterian and Reformed 2.8%, Baptist, 1.6%, Lutheran 1.2%, Pentecostal 1.1%), Catholic 25.3%, Eastern Orthodox 2.6%, other Christian 4.5%, Buddhist 2.5%, Muslim 2.2%, Hindu 1.3%, other 8.4%, unspecified 2.2%, none 22.3%

Life Expectancy:
82

GDP per-capita:
67,468

Of interest:
Prehistoric settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia at long before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession of the east coast in the name of Great Britain (all of Australia was claimed as British territory in 1829 with the creation of the colony of Western Australia). Six colonies were created in the late 18th and 19th centuries; they federated and became the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. The new country took advantage of its natural resources to rapidly develop agricultural and manufacturing industries and to make a major contribution to the Allied effort in World Wars I and II. In recent decades, Australia has become an internationally competitive, advanced market economy due in large part to economic reforms adopted in the 1980s and its location in one of the fastest growing regions of the world economy. Long-term concerns include aging of the population, pressure on infrastructure, and environmental issues such as floods, droughts, and bushfires. Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth, making it particularly vulnerable to the challenges of climate change. Australia is home to 10 per cent of the world's biodiversity, and a great number of its flora and fauna exist nowhere else in the world. In January 2013, Australia assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

Location:
Asia Pacific region in the southern hemisphere

Office Staff

Andrew O’Dwyer

Office Manager

Manager History:

I was raised in a Message family in the outback of Western Australia. In the mid-1960s my dad, Alan O’Dwyer, received a few Brother Branham tapes from a denominational friend. His friend did not believe but something rang true in my dad’s heart. From that time he felt a burden to distribute the Message to others. Dad always encouraged me to believe the Message and when I was a young boy he gave me a few sermon books, one of these was "There Is A Man Here That Can Turn On The Light". I really treasured that book believing it was very special but not truly understanding the significance of what lay inside. Shortly after that I was baptised, then at the age of 10 my dad was killed in a mining accident. My mother Jessie, raised us six youngsters on her own with a lot of help from above. It is a great blessing to know that whatever life holds God always provides us with the grace to overcome. I inherited dad’s old reel to reel tape player, a treasured gift that I kept close by my bedside to hear God’s Voice speaking words of life to me. The power in those words kept me in my teenage years and opened to me the reality that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Christ in us living the Life.

Today it is such a privilege to be part of God’s great machine. I really admire the VGR teams in the region, their fearless approach as they present this life-giving resource to their people. I want to express my sincere thanks for their gallant efforts.

I want to especially thank Brother Joseph and the staff at VGR and all the brothers and sisters who have truly caught the vision with a burning desire in their hearts to get the Voice of God to the people of every nation and then, one day, very soon we can all go home to be with Him.


Sister Priscilla O’Dwyer Office Coordinator

I was brought up in the End Time Message and today and it has become more than Life to me. I have always enjoyed reading the wonderful testimonies and articles from VGR and YF websites. Now it is such an honour and privileged for me to have this opportunity to be a part of VGR’s outreach work, assisting my husband Andrew.
I love helping to coordinate the various countries that we manage through the Australian Office. It is a lot of fun working with the different languages and learning more about the people and their culture. The time I spend line-checking the translated sermons is very inspirational and has drawn me in a closer walk with Him. I pray that God bless you for your prayers and support for the work.

Brother Joshua O’Dwyer Distribution Assistant

I really enjoy working for VGR. My Dad raised us kids to believe God’s Prophet and by His grace I was baptised when I was 9 years old. It’s a real honour to now help my Dad in the work. I help monitor the materials that are distributed to churches and missionaries throughout the region. I like developing spreadsheets and working to improve our systems. It has also been a blessing to help with the Indonesian website, themessage.com. God bless you all.

Brother Herbert Tjung Indonesian Translator

I thank my Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ, for His grace to me. He called me when I was just a little child, through my childhood friend who persuaded me to come to a Christian church. On that Sunday, I fell in love with my Redeemer, and I never turned back, and by His grace I will be faithful to Him forever.
I went through different denominations and churches. The Holy Spirit leads me to a brighter and brighter light of His Word, as He has promised “when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth”.
In 1992 I was introduced to Brother Branham’s Message; the first time I heard the prophet’s voice, something inside of me rejoiced and there was peace in my soul, I believe that is like “deep calleth unto deep”.
I grow spiritually, feeding on the manna from Heaven, the eagles’ food that God has restored for us through His prophet-messenger, Elijah of Malachi 4:5, 6; the Voice of Revelation 10:7, Brother Branham.
I work as an Indonesian translator for Voice of God Recordings since 2013.
Like being trained at the back of the desert, after forty years since that Sunday, in 2013 I was ordained as a minister of the revealed Word of God.
Peace be unto you.