*1970: Sister Dorothea places St Basil's Homes for the Aged under the patronage of the Archdiocese.
::Jan: New Zealand seperated from the [[Greek Orthodox Archdicoese of Australia]], and becomes a seperate [[Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Zealand]] with jurisdiction over Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea.
*1971 [[OCA]] presence begins in Australia with reception of rebel ROCOR parish in Bankstown, New South Wales.
*1972: Third Clergy-Laity Congress held in Sydney.
::Nov: First Antiochian Orthodox hierarch, Bishop [[Gibran (Ramlaoui) of Australia and New Zealand|Gibran (Ramlaoui)]] of [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand|Australia and New Zealand]], arrives in Australia.