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.

 

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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

Hindu Council makes submissions on Religious Freedom

By: Hindu Council of Australia. Both Federal government and Western Australian governments have started inquiries that may affect religious freedom …
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Pak Hindus and Religious Freedom discussed at APRO

By: Surinder Jain, Hindu Council of Australia. A meeting of APRO (Australian Partnership of Religious Organisations) was held on 15th …
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Sanya’s List – Hindu Religious icons Sacraments

By: Hindu Council of Australia. Hindu Council of Australia has compiled a list of Hindu Icons that Hindus may wear …
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Hindu Council shows solidarity with Christchurch victims at Sydney Alliance

By: Surinder Jain. The Sydney Alliance brings together diverse community organisations, unions and religious organisations to advance the common good …
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Ayurveda – A whole body and mind science of cure

By: Dr Naveen Shukla, Dr Vishal Sharma, Dr Nikhila Venugopal. Nature Care Ayurveda. Ayurveda, the offspring of Atharvaveda and appreciated …
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Are you a vegetarian? Yes Yes No No May be Don’t Know

By: Surinder Jain. Many of us including some of the most powerful men of the world are either blind or …
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Sree Jalaram Bapa Temple WA Bhumi Puja 8-9th June

With blessings from Pujya Shree Jalaram Bapa, we would like to inform you all that we will be commencing with …
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Ramayana Trail in Sri Lanka Tours

By: Ramzi Ali, Sri Lanka and Surinder Jain. The Ramayana is an ancient Hindu epic of India, the life of …
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Special Sri Ram Navami Sri Rama Gold Coin for Puja

By: ABC Bullion. Special Sri Rama Navami Promotion of Gold and Silver coins. $1 from every Sri Rama coin sold …
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NEWS FROM AUSTRALIA

Nataraja Art work exhibited at Royal Easter Show

By: Shweta Bhargava. A 5 feet tall painting of Hindu lord Shiva is among several beautiful artworks that are currently …
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Sewa International sponsoring school bags for poor in Karnataka

By: Rajesh. Sewa International. Sewa International, a member organization of Hindu Council of Australia, has been sponsoring poor children from …
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Government delays religious freedom bill until after election

Ben McEachen | April 10th, 2019 (Eternity News) But launches inquiry into anti-discrimination laws …
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ISKCON Bhoomi Puja ( Ground Breaking Ceremony)

By: Mona Swarup, Krishna Devotee. The grassland site at 217 Windsor Road, Vineyard was buzzing with activity since 8.00am on …
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Australia plans to reduce the Migration Program ceiling by 15 per cent

Hindus are the fastest growing religion in Australia mainly due to migration of IT and other skilled experts. Now Australia …
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India Run Festival in Melbourne

By: Makrand Bhagwat. Hindu Council of Australia Victoria chapter alongwith other parivar organisations is supporting this India run festival. The …
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ISKCON Bhumi Puja

Bhoomi Puja of the new temple of ISKCON on Sunday 31st March …
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Parmahansa Yogananda kriya Yoga in Sydney

Register below for this FREE Lecture and Guided Meditation by Sydney Centre of Self-Realization Fellowship Free – Register by clicking …
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Navy officer honoured as role model at Gargi Awards

By: Navy Daily. Navy’s Principal Chaplain Colin Acton congratulates Lieutenant Kamala Sharma-Wing on her Gargi Award in the Defence, Police, …
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Meet the Australian scientist who became a revered Hindu holy man

Twenty years ago, Sharabhang Giri was a Melbourne-based scientist who reluctantly went to India for a holiday. When he arrived, …
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