Its headquarters is in Wahroonga, Australia. It is made up of four regional offices and they are the Australian Union Conference, New Zealand Pacific Union Conference, Papua New Guinea Union Mission and Trans-Pacific Union Mission. On May 10,1885,11 Americans set sail on the Australia from San Francisco with hopes to “open up a mission in Australia”. While Haskell and Israel stayed in Sydney, the others went on a ride in a small coastal steamer to Melbourne. The first Seventh-day Adventist church in Australia was the Melbourne Seventh-day Adventist Church, Pastor Stephen Haskell, one of the pioneer missionaries to Australia, was also keen to spread the message throughout New Zealand, which he had visited briefly on his initial voyage to Australia. He returned to Auckland four months later to begin marketing the soon-to-be-released religious paper, The Bible Echo and Signs of the Times, Daniells had astounding success through his dynamic preaching and on October 15,1887, he opened the first Seventh-day Adventist church in New Zealand at Ponsonby. Daniells would eventually go on to become the president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. John Tay, an American, was the first Seventh-day Adventist to visit the Cook Islands, during his visit in 1886 Tay sold Adventist literature to the people there. Another missionary voyage to the Pitcairn Islands provided an opportunity to sell literature. Dr Joseph and his wife Julia accepted a request to stay on the island as permanent doctor, Julia, a schoolteacher, opened an English-language school. Along with them remained Dudley and Sarah Owen and Maud Young, the five Adventists worshipped regularly with the London Missionary Society believers in their church in Avarua. The services were conducted in English, but many islanders attended as well, the first Adventist contact in Fiji was the arrival of the ship the Pitcairn in 1891. The Pitcairn missionaries began to conduct meetings for the Fijians, two of the missionaries, John and Hannah Tay, remained in Suva while the others journeyed to neighbouring islands to sell books to the Fijians. After six months in Fiji John Tay died, bringing his contribution to Adventist evangelism in the Pacific to a premature end, by 1895, more Adventist missionaries arrived to deliver the Advent message, these included John Fulton and family, and Pastor John Cole and his wife. During Fultons effort to translate books into Fijian, Pauliasi became convinced of the accuracy of the Seventh-day Sabbath, in those days, Seventh-day Adventists were often referred to by Fijian locals as lotu savasava or the clean church. This was based on the Adventist doctrine emphasising healthy living which includes a ban on the consumption of pork, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, four Adventist schools were established to reach the different ethnic and religious divisions of Fiji. Fulton College was founded three of these schools combined. Its mission was to provide training, teacher training and technical instruction
From left-to-right: Israel, Haskell and Corliss. Some of the first pioneers of the Adventist Church in the South Pacific.
Adventist Media headquarters in Wahroonga, New South Wales.