About Us

Hindu Council of Australia is a peak body organisation founded in 1998 with an aim to create a strong and unified Hindu community in Australia. Since HCA was founded, it has been acting as a representative of the Hindu community in Australia in dealing with the federal, state and local governments, apart from reaching out to other Hindu organisations and institutions.

MISSION:

Hindu Council of Australia’s mission is to work for a strong, cohesive and active Hindu community in Australia, aiming to live in harmony with other religious and cultural communities while also devoted to preserving, promoting and sharing Hindu faith, culture and traditions with others in the society.

 

Our Projects

  1. Celebrate festivals – like Diwali, Holi, Sita Rama Kalyanam and Janamashtami
  2. Hindu Chaplains – in hospitals, Jails and Universities to provide emotional spiritual counseling to University students
  3. Chaplaincy scholarships – Encourage study of Hindu Chaplaincy among Hindus by providing scholarships
  4. Hindu Benevolent Fund – to provide emotional and financial help to those in crisis situations
  5. Karma Kitchen – To feed homeless people
  6. Hindu Women – to support Hindu women in issues being faced by them
  7. Gargi Woman Award – to award Australian women who make exceptional role models for Hindu women in Australia
  8. Hindu Youth – involve Hindu youth in interfaith activities with youth from other religions
  9. Teaching Hinduism in schools – Provide volunteer teachers to teach Hinduism to students in public schools
  10. Hindu Arts – To discover and encourage Hindu artists in Australia and showcase their work
  11. Hindu Ecology – To represent Hindu prospective on Environment and climate change issues and to provide and support solutions like Eat less Meat and Vegetarianism
  12. Vegetarianism – Provide a definition for Hindu Vegetarian Food and to lobby it with government as consumer choice issue
  13. Governmental – To represent Hindu issues at all levels of Government like Religious Freedom for Hindu students studying in other religions schools, Visa difficulties for priests
  14. Interfaith – To meet and exchange views with leaders of other religions and work together with them for a harmonious Australian society
  15. Walk-a-thon – Short and long walks like a pilgrim between temples.
  16. Newsletter – Produce a weekly newsletter with a roundup of news about Hindus living in Australia and their issues
  17. Certificate in Hinduism – A free online education course on Introduction to Hinduism
  18. Articles – Provide a library of articles on Hinduism
  19. Whats On in Australia – Keep a calendar of events and festivals happening on a daily basis under Whats On Today and Tomorrow feature on our web site.
  20. Yoga Day – Celebrate International yoga day with other yoga schools in Australia.
  21. Rural Outreach
  22. Marriage celebrants

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NEWS FROM HINDU COUNCIL

Divine Steps Festival

Divine Steps Festival held to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak . What started off as a simple …
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Deepawali and Annakut Celebrations in Canberra 2019

Shri Swami Narayan Temple Melbourne is celebrating a Diwali Mela on Oct 26th at the temple, in association with HCA …
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Ayodhya Verdict – a landmark for human history

By: Surinder Jain. A five hundred year old wrong has been done right by the supreme court of India. Bhagwan …
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Hinduism talk at Trinity Grammar School on 31 Oct 2019

Hindu council Director Mr. Vijai Singhal Presented about Hinduism at Trinity Grammar School on 31 Oct 2019 to grade 11 …
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Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550th Parab Divas 12th November 2019

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Govardhan Puja

The name ‘Govardhana’ has two primary translations. In the literal meaning, ‘Go’ translates to ‘cows’, and ‘vardhana’ translates to ‘nourishment’ …
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Hindu Council’s massive Deepavali festival celebrations at Bella Vista Farms, Sydney

By: Gayatri Nair. Hindu Council’s massive Deepavali festival celebrations at Bella Vista Farms, Sydney Late American Composer John Milton Cage …
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Invitation to the Divine Steps Festival

Sydney Comes Together as One – Divine Steps Festival 10 November 2019 | Pyrmont Bay Park Sydney Comes Together as …
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Celebrate Deepavali in Melbourne

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NEWS FROM AUSTRALIA

Grand Ceremony of Sri Srinivasa Kalyana @ Sydney In 8th Feb 2020 Saturday

* Grand Ceremony of Sri Srinivasa Kalyana @ Sydney In 8th Feb 2020 Saturday* Dear Devotees, With grace of Sri …
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Srimad Bhagwad Katha in Hindi and Gujrathi

Srimad Bhagwad Katha in Hindi and Gujrathi. More Details as in the flyer attached …
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Sai Sandhya and Mata ki Chowki program

Sai Sandhya and Mata ki Chowki program on Friday 22 November 2019 at Harvey Lowe Pavillion Hall, Doran Drive Castle …
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Velukkudi Sri U.Ve.Krishnan Swami’s Spiritual Discourses Australia and NZ Tour 2019

Velukkudi Sri U.Ve.Krishnan Swami’s Spiritual Discourses Australia and NZ Tour 2019. Please contact the organizers for more information …
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Blood donation drive across Australia

Hi All. We are pleased to invite you for your kind contribution for a Blood donation drive across Australia. The …
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Yabun Matra – bilingual CD in Dharwal and Sanskrit

By: School of Vedic Sciences, Sydney, Australia. Dharawal (Thurawal, Dharawal, Wodiwodi) is an extinct aboriginal language of New South wales, …
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How we worship – Religion in Australia, By: Emily Clark, ABC

By Emily Clark with photography by Brendan Esposito ABC From organised religion to casual spirituality, faith in Australia is different …
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Meditation Retreat on 17 November

Meditation Retreat on 17 November at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon NSW 2132 …
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NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Kashmir and divided Kashmiriyat

By: Chandrakanta’s ‘The Saga Of Satisar’ (Almost) everything you wanted to know about Kashmiri Pandits but didn’t know whom to …
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Indian aprigrah and vegetarianism to save the world from climate change

By: Karolina Goswami. Karolina is asking Sweden’s Greta Thunberg – How Dare You? Watch the video …
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UNITED BHARAT EVENT, PERTH

UNITED BHARAT EVENT, PERTH (an information SESSION on revocation of Article 370 of Indian Constitution) On September 14, 2019 United …
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A Hindu Girl murdered in Pakistan

By: Gulf News, Pakistan. Dubai: The brother of Pakistani Hindu medical student Nimrita Kumari who was found dead in her …
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