In 1969 the first organisation of the Sikh community in Sydney was formed named the ‘Sikh Cultural Society’. It was registered as a charitable organisation in 1970. Since that time it has been its dream to establish a ‘Sikh Centre’, which could cater adequately for the many needs of the Sikh community in the modern progressive society of Australia. The opening of the Gurudwara Sahib (Sikh place of worship, prayer, meditation and religious congregation) was the first step in the fulfilment of these aspirations.
Since 1970, a number of changes and developments in the organisation have occurred. In 1983, the ‘Sikh Cultural Society’ merged with another Sikh cultural organisation, the ‘Australian Sikh Club’ to form a new organisation named the ‘Australian Sikh Association’. A new constitution was drawn up to include the objectives of both organisations. The constitution was revised in 1988 so that the Australian Sikh Association could be incorporated.