The new version of LDS.org was released on December 1, 2010 complete with a new visual design, an upgraded search engine and translated content. The new version of the Australian Country Website has been created on the same platform as LDS.org and for the most part will look and function in the same manner as it's parent site.
To make the transition to the new lds.org.au easier, a Learn About page is available containing instructional videos that explain how to navigate the new site. Please note: This ‘Learn About’ page focuses on general topics pertaining to the LDS.org platform. Specific information relating to local Australian content can be found later in this article.
Further to this, existing bookmarks to pages on lds.org.au will be automatically redirected to equivalent pages on the new site.
On the previous version of lds.org.au, the main navigation was placed horizontally along the top of the website. The new site contains two major forms of navigation as outlined below.
The ‘LDS.org’ menu containing links to tools and resources for the general membership. This is found at the top of each page.
The ‘Australian’ menu containing links to tools and resources specific to the Australian Church membership – found under the main feature on the left hand pane of the home page.
News and Events
The Church News and Events section, located at www.lds.org.au/news, allows users the ability to browse through local news articles from Australia as well as articles from the Global news section of LDS.org.
This section of the site works closely with various sources to cover news and events of interest to Church members, provide global perspective, and cover stories from multiple angles. Articles can be filtered by topic on the 'Church News and Events' page to help visitors quickly find information that’s important to them.
Visit the news page by clicking here.
Australia Service Centre
The Australian Service Centre is a dedicated section of the site that provides news, information, links, contact details and answers to frequently asked questions relative to Church Administration and leader support in Australia. Job vacancies and other important information pertaining to the general Australian membership can be found here also.
Click here to visit the landing page now.
The ‘Australian Resources’ section provides a central location for accessing helpful tools and resources for the Australian church membership. Resources available include pages about upcoming Conventions, upcoming National Broadcasts, Church Service Missionary Opportunities, Ensign Inserts, Educational Assistance in the Pacific Area and more.
Click here to visit the landing page.