The Center of Mosque Studies - The Islamic Society of Darwin, formerly known as the Islamic Society of the Northern Territory (ISNT), was established in the year 1971. In February 1978, the ISNT acquired 1.2 acres of land in Wanguri, after a long drawn negotiation with the government. the Darwin Mosque and Islamic Centre, was constructed on the granted land.
In subsequent years, the society grew. It then expanded the mosque, established the Islamic Community Hall and was able to secure a separate section for burial of Muslims at the Thorak cemetery.