HCA press release in resonse to recent ABC report on Four Corners

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Hindu Community meets NSW Premier

The Hindu Council of Australia has set up our first one-on-one meeting of some Hindu leaders with the Premier of New South Wales, Hon Chris Minns. It was an opportunity […]

Mother Nature, Mother Godess, Mother India, the importance of the mother in Hindu culture

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Immigration of religious workers discussed with the Minister

By: Surinder Jain. A discussion was held between religious leaders and the immigration minister to simplify and streamline visas for priests and monks. The main issues on board are : […]

We condemn the act of Terrorism against Bishop Emmanuel

Hindu Council of Australia strongly condemns the stabbing attack by a terrorist against Bishop Emmanuel and Father Royel yesterday while a sermon was being given during a service at the […]

Vaisakhi Hindu Festival

By: Surinder Jain. Vaisakhi (also spelled Baisakhi) is a Hindu festival and will be celebrated on April 14, 2023. Vaisakhi marks the solar new year according to the Hindu Vikram […]

Ugadi Hindu festival

By: Surinder Jain. Ugadi is a major Hindu festival celebrated in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka to mark the beginning of the new Hindu lunar year. […]

Gudi Padwa Hindu Festival

By: Surinder Jain. Gudi Padwa is a major Hindu festival celebrated in India, particularly in Maharashtra, to mark the beginning of the New Year according to the Hindu calendar. The […]

Chaitra Sukhladi Hindu festival

By: Surinder Jain. Chaitra Sukhladi is a significant Hindu festival that marks the beginning of the traditional New Year and the harvest season. It is celebrated on the first day […]

Hindus in Parramatta need these religious spaces

By: Surinder Jain. Hindu Council of Australia has prepared a list of city infra-structure that is needed by Hindus to perform their rituals and to celebrate their festivals. This list […]

Fighting for Justice for Swastika’s ban by Uber

By: Surinder Jain. A Fiji Hindu mom is being denied Uber services because her first name is Swastika. She had approached Hindu Council for help. Hindu council took up the […]

Hindu Council asks Federal Coalition to provide protection from Religious Coercion

By: Surinder Jain. Hindu Council of Australia along with other faith leaders have met federal opposition leader with his legal team and have asked to provide protection to Hindus from […]

Hindu Council is Thank full for keeping Hindus safe in Australia

Hindus all over the world have celebrated 22nd January inauguration of a new Ram Lalla temple. Every Hindu temple in Australia held special prayers on the occassion. Hindu Council of […]

Voluntary Assisted Dying and Hindu Council of Australia

By: Surinder Jain. Voluntary assisted dying schemes have been in effect in the following states; -Victoria since 19 June 2019, -Western Australia since 1 July 2021, -Tasmania since 23 October […]

Webinar – Protest against bias coverage of Australian media on Ram Janmabhumi Sunday 4th February 8-9pm

Hindus were enraged by the biased media coverage  by Australian Television including ABC.  After the sacred Pran Pratishta, there has been a barrage of derogatory articles across media houses that […]

SPECIAL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION & TAX DEDUCTIBLE GIVING TO SCHOOL BUILDING FUNDS ARE BOTH UNDER THREAT

The deductible gift recipient (DGR) system in Australia allows certain charitable organisations to offer tax deductible donations to their donors. This tax deductablity of donations has been (rightly) used by […]

Hindu Council Opposes abolition of Tax exemption for donations to build Hindu schools

Hindu Council of Australia has made a passionate in person submission to the Productivity Commission that tax exemptions for donations made to build faith schools should not be removed. Hindu […]

New National Team of Hindu Council of Australia

The Hindu Council of Australia has elected a new national team after the end of the 3 year term of the current team.  Below are the names of the new […]

Deepavali 2023

Deepavali, the festival of lights is the largest festival in India and worldwide. Hindus primarily celebrate Deepavali but other religions like Jains, Buddhists and Sikhs also celebrate it. Other religions […]

Say NO to Anti-Semitism – Sign your support

Hindu Council of Australia says no to Anti-semitism. We pledge our support for an Australia where all citizens are treated with respect, inclusivity and dignity.  Vaisudev Kutambkam (World is one […]

Call upon Hindus to Join – Set Them Free Solidarity Vigil

Fourteen hundred innocent human beings including at least ten Hindus (https://hinducouncil.com.au/new/hammas-killed-10-hindu-students-from-nepal-on-7th-october-2023/) have been brutally tortured, raped, killed or abducted by Hamas terrorists in Israel on 7th October 2023.  Ten Nepali […]

Landscape of Hindu Education in Australia – 2023

Hindu studies by Hindu community Hindus have arrived in large numbers very recently in Australia. There are about one million Hindus in Australia mainly coming from Indian, Fiji, Nepal and […]

Streets of Colour: A Powerful Film about banning Nazi symbols Gains Recognition and Nominations

The story of racism and its impact has been told by a film “Streets of Colour”. It led to the enactment of the Crimes Amendment (Nazi Symbols and Salutes) Bill […]

All Hindu temples – Please apply for federal funding to secure your temple

Applications are now open for the Albanese Government’s Securing Faith-Based Places grant program. You may recall that during the event to host Indian PM Modi, our PM Anthony Albanese had […]

The Australian Refugee Advisory Panel – Call for Applications

Dear Community Representatives, ​The Australian Government has announced the creation of an Australian Refugee Advisory Panel (The Panel). The Panel will be a formal mechanism to enhance meaningful refugee participation […]

Paada Yatra, 30th Septmber 2023

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Hindu Council thanks federal government for Temple safety grant

Date : 17th May 2023 MEDIA RELEASE   The Albanese Government and the Attorney  General The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP have announced a $40 million grant to help protect […]

Prime Minister’s stand on attacks on Religious Buildings

Prime Minster Anthony Albanese’s stand on attacks on Religious Buildings. “Australia wont tolerate any extreme actions and attacks that took place on religious buildings, and there is no place for […]

FESTIVALS: AKSHAYA TRITIYA: Akshaya Tritiya (22 April this year)

By: Anand Lalchandani.  FESTIVALS: AKSHAYA TRITIYA: Akshaya Tritiya (22 April this year) also known as Akha Teej is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Tritiya of Vaishakh month. Akshaya means never diminishing, […]

Participation in ANU Religious Conference

By: Surinder Jain. Australian National University had organized a three day conference on “Religion in Modern Education : Conflict, Policy and Practice” on 13th to 15th April 2023 in its […]

Gargi Award Ceremony 2023

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1st Paada Yatra for 2023 is on 7th April

Join Paada Yatra on 7th April 2023.  Celebrate our age-old traditions and take them forward to the younger generation to practice Sanatana Dharma. HCA started this walk in 2012 t […]

Gargi Awards nominations 2023

The nominations close date extended to 8th March. Click here to nominate an Australian woman who excelling in her field and inspiring the community Related Images:

HCA Volunteer Recognition Day

Hindu Council of Australia cordially invites you all to join us in recognising the achievements of our volunteers and learn who we are and what we do. This is your […]

Indian short film Namaste Yoga has been selected to screen at Maoriland Film Festival

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The Indo-Israel Center of Excellence

The Indo-Israel Center of Excellence will provide leadership, best practices, research and training for growing semi-arid agricultural crops. Related Images:

Ongoing religious vilification against Hindu Community

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High Commission of India strongly condemns the vandalisation of three Hindu temples in Melbourne

Press Release The High Commission of India strongly condemns the deeply disturbing incidents of vandalisation, including of three Hindu temples in Melbourne in recent weeks. The frequency and impunity with […]

Hindus in Australia now have a Voice in the NSW State Government

By Kamakshi Shenoy We are so pleased to announce that we Hindus in Australia now have a Voice in the NSW State Government.  What does it mean or how does […]

Hindus Thanks Australian Parliaments and the Governer General

Hindu Council of Australia would like to thank Australian Federal Parliament and the Governer General for celebrating Hindu Festival of Deepavali. Hindus feel very proud that Hindu festivals have been […]

His Excellency Governer General celebrates Deepavali with Australian Hindus

His Excellency Governer General of Australia celebrated Deepavali at his home on 24th October 2022. The event on 24th was historic and a proud moment for all Hindus. To top […]

Celebrate Deepavali at North Sydney – 29th October 6:30PM

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Deepavali 2022 – Prince Alfred Square Parramatta – 15th &16th Oct

For the 24th consecutive year, Deepavali The Festival of Lights will be celebrated in Sydney by the Hindu Council of Australia. You are welcome to attend this event for free. […]

Deepavali 2022 – North Sydney, Bradfield Park – 29th October

HCA has added a new venue this year to celebrate Deepavali at an iconic Sydney location, Bradfield Park, Milsons Point, right under the Harbour Bridge.  This is the result of […]

Siddhilakṣmī and Nepalese Sarvāmnāya Tantra

In what follows, we read an excerpt from an article by Śaivācārya Sthaneshwar Timalsina in which he describes features of the Tantric worship of Siddhilakṣmī, which ties together the traditions […]

Dangerous Hybridisation of Hate Against Hindus Globally, Says US-based Research Organisation

There is now a dangerous hybridisation of hate against the Hindu community, a US-based scientific research organisation has said, citing the increasing attacks on them in this country and various […]

Spiritual Similarities Between First Nations People and Hindus

There are a number of  similarities between the Spiritual thinking of the Indigenous Australians  and the people of Hindu Faith. Related Images:

Are some Secularists bullying Australian Religions and imagining conflict where none exists

Secularists in some countries have no love for Religions, religious institutes and religious people. As a philosophy, secularism seeks to interpret life based on principles derived solely from the material […]

Application form – Graduate Certificate Course in Counsellor of Hindu Tradition (CHT): 2022-2023

Your name : Address Line 1 Address Line 2 State : —Please choose an option—NSWACTVICSAWANTQLDTAS Post Code: Country : Your phone Your email Highest college degree held Languages spoken (list […]

Graduation Ceremony of Counselor of Hindu Traditions – Batch 1

Congratulations to the first batch for completing the Graduate Certificate Course in Counselor of Hindu Traditions (CHT) successfully Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) in collaboration and partnership with Hindu Community […]

Book Review & developing an agenda

India that is Bharat: Coloniality, Civilisation, Constitution.     A physical & online event resented by Friends of India Austra & Hindu Council of Australia Book review by Shri Bala […]

Janmashtami Celebrations in Darwin

Hindu Council of Australia is celebrating Janmashtami for the first time in Darwin, along with Darwin Yoga & Meditation Australian School of Meditation and Yoga (ASMY) Let your family & […]

Science of Happiness According to Yoga Vedanta – Discussion

Join the discussion led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana. Drawing on the book: Science of Happiness – According to Yoga Vedanta by Pravrajika Divyanandaprana: a compilation of her talks given to students at […]

𝐇𝐚𝐫𝐆𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐓𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐚 – Display the Flag, win cash prices

#𝐇𝐚𝐫𝐆𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐓𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐚 A celebration of India, its people, culture and achievements are incomplete without the Indian Flag. So, as India is fuelled by the spirit of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and Azadi Ka […]

Liberating Sacred Swastika in NSW

The NSW Government has introduced a bill into NSW Parliament to ban the public displays of Nazi symbols while allowing peaceful use of Scared Swastika for religious purposes. Hindu Council […]

India to grant e-visas to 100 Hindus and Sikhs of Afghanistan on priority

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Religious leaders welcome formation of Multifaith advisory council in NSW

Religious leaders welcome formation of Multifaith advisory council Related Images:

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN! COURSE STARTING – 15 JULY 2022

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Police to investigate offensive ASGC letter

Hindu Council has lodged a formal complaint about a four page PDF document, floating in the social media and cyber space, purported to have been issued by an Australia Sikh […]

HCA media statement on Swastika in QLD

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Intimidation and threats to Hindus

We have been told that some of the Hindus living in Australia are being intimidated and threatened by Khalistani elements. Hindu Council has made contacts with the Multicultural department and […]

Hindus meet Shadow Education Minister for SRE and GRE

By: Surinder Jain. Hindu Council of Australia and other faith SRE providers met with Prue Car, Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly, Member for Londonderry, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, […]

Congratulations The Honorable Prime Minister Mr Anthony Albanese

The Honorable Prime Minister Mr Anthony Albanese On Behalf of 700,000 Australian Hindus, the Hindu Council of Australia congratulates you on becoming the 31st Prime Minister of Australia. We support […]

Revesby Gurudwara denies authorship of letter vilifying Hindus

By: AHA. Revesby Gurudwara denies authorship of letter vilifying Hindus; police complaint to be made. Revesby Gurudwara denies authorship of letter vilifying Hindus; police complaint to be made. Letter was […]

Call for a debate on Bhindranwale

Recently a video from Australia went viral on social media creating a stir within the Indian-Australian community. The long overdue debate of anti-India & anti-Hindu Khalistan movement (backed by Pakistani […]

Hindu Council lodges a formal complaint against Khalistani hate speech

By: Prakash Mehta, National President, Hindu Council of Australia. Dear Hon Minister Mr. Paul Toole Dy Premier and minister of Police Members of the Hindu community have brought to the […]

Labor and Liberals defend Hindus against Hinduphobia by Greens party

Hindu Council of Australia team met state Labor leader Mr Chris Minns and state Minister for Multicultural Mr Mark Coure and discussed recent attacks on Hindus by Greens party stemming […]

Statement following Meet and Greet with Political Parties

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HCA calls for community harmony

In a recent event held by Hindu Council with Liberal party where PM was present, two unauthorized men stood up and disturbed the meeting by shouting questions at the Prime […]

PM announces $250,000 for Karma Kitchen

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Regarding Euthanasia

Leaders of faith communities in NSW have been asked to express their position to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021. While major faiths of Australia unequivocally reject euthanasia and assisted […]

Growing anti-Hindu smears by Greens

Today, Hindus have become the new bashing toy. Across the political spectrum, Indian Australian Hindus face slander with the accusation that they harbour extremist links rooted in dual loyalty. Anti-Hindu Greens […]

Watch Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party webinar Video

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Watch Meet and Greet One Nation Party webinar video

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Watch Q and A session with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

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Morrison Government will provide the HCA with $250,000 for The Karma Kitchen

Morrison Government will provide the Hindu Council of Australia with $250,000 for The Karma Kitchen. Related Images:

Important Dates to remember

12th May 2022, 7:15pm – Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0RlZ4A2_ThW0IJs1kmfOrQ     13th May 2022, 7:15pm – Meet and Greet One Nation Party https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89301511641?pwd=dVEvTjR2QldXLzFJSVMxdEtkaTRiQT09     14th May […]

Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party – 12th May 7:15pm

By: Prakash Mehta, President. Namaste    You might have attended the first meeting with the Labour party Candidates, now the second meeting is with the Animal Justice Party.    It […]

Meet and Greet with One Nation Party May 13, 7:30pm

 On behalf of Hindu community of Australia and Indian diaspora, We are organising an Exclusive meet and greet for Australians of Indian origin and Australian Hindus We will hear from […]

Greens to preference Labor at election 2022

By: 7News. Greens how-to-vote cards will encourage people to preference Labor ahead of the coalition at the federal election, party leader Adam Bandt says. Related Images:

Growing anti-Hindu smears by Greens

Today, Hindus have become the new bashing toy. Across the political spectrum, Indian Australian Hindus face slander with the accusation that they harbour extremist links rooted in dual loyalty. Anti-Hindu Greens […]

SWASTIKA and how it is associated with 7 RISHIS

“The mark of swastika is the position of Sapta-Rishis in the orbit round the Pole Star (Dhruv Tara) : In addition to all these” “arguments, if seen realistically, the swastika […]

Foreigners in Bali find themselves in hot water with Hindus over offensive social media posts

It’s known as the Island of the Gods, but that’s lost on some Western influencers who like its picturesque temples and landscapes for risque social media content. Related Images:

Meet and Greet with One Nation Party

We are working on arranging a Meet and Greet (via zoom) with One Nation Party for Friday 13th May in the evening. We will inform you as soon as we […]

Meet and Greet with Liberal Party

We are working to arrange a Meet and Greet with the Liberal Party this Saturday 15th May sometime during the afternoon. We will inform you with a registration link as […]

Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party – 12May 7:30pm

By: Prakash Mehta, President. Namaste    You might have attended the first meeting with the Labour party Candidates, now the second meeting is with the Animal Justice Party.    It […]

ALP present at Meet and Greet with Hindu Council

Hindu Council thanks Australian Labor Party for being the first party to respond to Hindu concerns.  We acknowledge and thank each of the following ALP MPs/leaders/contests who were present to […]

The Australian coverage of Meet and Greet ALP

The Australian, weekend edition, one of the leading national news paper published from Sydney coverage of Meet and Greet ALP organized by Hindu Council of Australia. The event was held […]

Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party for Elections 2022 Wed 12th May

Invitation to Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party 12th May 7:15PM for 7:30PM start (Free) Please register via https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0RlZ4A2_ThW0IJs1kmfOrQ email reception@hinducouncil.com.au Related Images:

Invitation to Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party

Invitation to Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party 12th May 7:15PM for 7:30PM start (Free) Please register via https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0RlZ4A2_ThW0IJs1kmfOrQ email reception@hinducouncil.com.au Related Images:

Meet and Greet for Labor/Liberal Party – Elections 22

Hindu Council believe in consultation and democratic process of this country. We are organising two events one for Labor and one for Liberal party without any discrimination. We are non […]

Jewish Board supports Freedom of Swastika

By: Darren Bark Chief Executive Officer | NFP Director | Responsible Technology Advisor | Policy & Strategy Specialist In The Sydney Morning Herald today, Surinder Jain and I call for the normalisation of the […]

Sydney Morning Herald article in support of Swastika Freedom

Push to liberate religious swastika in NSW from its ‘indoor prison’ – Sydney Morning Herald   Sydney Morning Herald Australian Hindus – backed by the Jewish community – want to normalise the display […]

The Jews of India: A Tale of Three Cities

April 24, 2022 | by Rabbi Mordechai Becher Jews have been in India for over 2,000 years. Travel often challenges our pre-conceived notions and visiting India does that in a major […]

Faith communities meet ALP and ask for a Religious Affairs Council as a part of a Ministerial Portfolio

Faith representatives from major faiths including Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and Hinduism met NSW state ALP leadership to discuss common matters that are important to all faiths. The issues taken […]

Gargi Awards 2022 celebrations

Hindu Council of Australia celebrated Gargi Awards 2022 as a part of International Women’s day on Saturday 26th March 2022. Each year, an award named after Rishi Gargi. The award […]

War Memorials for the Australians of Indian Heritage

The unveiling of the War Memorial for the Australians of Indian Heritage was performed at Sunnybank RSL, Brisbane on 18 November 2017. It was a historic event and first of […]

Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar

Rajmata Ahilyabai Holkar was the Queen of the Malwa kingdom. She was born on 31 May 1725 in the village of Chaundi, in the present-day Ahmednagar district in Maharasthtra.  Her […]

NSW – Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020

On behalf of the Hon. Mark Latham MLC I write to update you that the Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020 was defeated in the NSW Legislative Council […]

MP Julian Leeser and AG respond to Hindu concerns on Religious Bill

Hindu Council of Australia had raised its concerns regarding Religious Discrimination Bill with MP Julian Leeser. Mr Leeser arranged a meeting with the Attorney General (AG) office and it was […]