COVID-19 Overseas Student Assistance

By: Makarand Bhagwat. Victoria Chapter of Hindu Council of Australia is assisting stranded overseas students in Metropolitan Melbourne by supplying groceries kits following the current Stage 4 restrictions.    So far over 400 students are supported under this initiative and the list of students requesting for support is growing everyday. We have been getting requests […]

Shree Swaminarayan Temple Melbourne

MISSION Shree Swaminarayan Temple Melbourne is a Spiritual, Volunteer-Driven organization dedicated to improving society through individual growth by nurturing the Hindu Culture ideals of faith, unity, humanity, and selfless service. OUR HISTORY Humble footholds of the Original Swaminarayan Sampraday in Melbourne, Australia started with only three Kutchi Satsangi (religious) families. The first regular satsang sabha […]

Victoria’s help to International students

International students will receive a relief payment of up to $1,100 as part of a Victorian Government emergency support package that will help tens of thousands of people across our state. International students are a vital part of our education system, our economy and our community. They give so much to Victoria – not just […]

A Short Course on Hinduism in Jan 2020

Namaste, Hindu Council of Australia (Vic) is pleased to announce “A short course on Hinduism” on 18th and 19th January 2020 and I invite you to please register to attend. Given bewildering amount of literature available on Hinduism, its core message of rational self-exploration of the Ultimate Reality is getting lost. Ancient Hindu traditions encouraged […]

Celebrate Deepavali in Melbourne

Shri Swami Narayan Temple Melbourne is celebrating a Diwali Mela on Oct 26th at the temple, in association with HCA.

Hindu Council of Australia spiritual carers reflect on end of life care

By: Makarand Bhagwat. On July 20, 2019, 18 members of the spiritual care team of Hindu Council of Australia (Victoria) met at a community centre in Mount Waverley to discuss palliative care. What matters most to you? In response to the question “What matters most to you?”, it was not surprising that one’s faith, family […]

Eleven new Hindu Spiritual Carers (Chaplains) certified in Victoria

By: Makarand Bhagwat, Victoria Chapter of Hindu Council of Australia. Hindu Council of Australia in Victoria today proudly certified 11 Volunteer Spiritual Carers (Chaplains). This team of 11 volunteers went through a 20 hour training based on the guidelines of Spiritual Health Victoria ( now called as Spiritual Health  Association Ltd from 1 July 2019) […]

Yoga Day celebration in Victoria

By: Makrand Bhagwat. Yoga Day celebration in Victoria.

Hindu Council Joins Hands with Palliative Care Victoria

By: Makarand Bhagwat, Hindu Council Victoria. HCA Vic has joined hands with Palliative Care Victoria and will soon be providing voluntary spiritual care to the Hindus who are in palliative care and looking for spirtitual support. Palliative Care – Helping people with life-limiting illness live well What is palliative care? Palliative care helps people with […]

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 tickets can be purchased by clicking on the link below –   https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/india-run-festival-tickets-55755093987   Please use code ‘HCAIRF’ for a 10 AUD discount on the tickets.  Every runner will receive a free T-shirt for the […]

HCA (Vic) participates in the Festival of Chariots (Rath Yatra)

By: Makarand Bhagwat, Victoria Chapter of Hindu Council. A team of devoted volunteers from Hindu Council of Australia (Vic) participated in the Festival of Chariots (Rath Yatra) organised by its partner organisation, ISKCON, Melbourne at Catani Gardens during the recent St Kilda Festival on Sunday 10th February in Melbourne.   The group presented half an […]

Hindu Council supports UN World Harmony Week 2019 in Melbourne

By: Hindu Council Melbourne Chapter. The Melbourne chapter of Hindu Council participated in and supported 2019 UN World Harmony Week. The event was attended by Mr Makarand Bhagwat. World Interfaith Harmony Week is a UN resolution for a worldwide week of interfaith harmony proposed in 2010 by King Abdullah II and Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad […]

Hindu Council support Uluru Statement from the Heart

By: Makarand Bhagwat. Hindu Council of Australia (Vic) joined faith leaders at the celebration of the 2019 UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, to stop and listen to the voice of aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people in hope of reconciliation and healing our nation’s broken heart.   The event was held on Sunday 17th February […]

Victorian chapter distributes Hindu Chaplaincy Kit

By: Makarand Bhagwat, Melbourne. Hindu Council of Australia’s Victoria chapter has completed distribution of kits to 11 accredited Hindu Spiritual Care Providers (Chaplains). The kit contains a lanyard and ID, a copy of Bhagvad Geeta, Rudraksh Mala, and a neck scarf. HCA Victoria is currently looking for volunteers who can be trained as Spiritual Care […]

Hindu Council activities report for 2018

Annual General Meeting of Hindu Council was held in Blacktown on 15th December 2018 and was attended by about 40 members. A report of activities for the year 2018 was presented and can be downloaded below : Download the report (15MB)

Hindu chaplains help Hindu Women prisoners in Melbourne

By : Makaran Bhagwat, Melbourne. Hindu Council of Australia (Vic) currently has volunteer spiritual care providers (Hindu Chaplains) who have been providing their services in the health care system and are now extending it to other areas include prisons. The chaplains received following request from a female prison : A Women’s Prison in Victoria : […]

Hindus in Victoria advise Premier on Multicultural issues

By: Makrand Bhagwat. Hindu Council of Australia Victoria is a member of the Multifaith Advisory Group under the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) , which advises the Premier and the minister for multicutural affairs on faith related matters in the community. Some of the issues MAG discussed in the recent times were the Voluntary […]

Maharishi Sushruta, a surgeon famous in Melbourne

By:Surinder Jain. The Royal Australia College of Surgeons (RACS), trains surgeons and is responsible for maintaining surgical standards in Australia and New Zealand.  It aims to foster and promote the pursuit of excellence in surgical education and actively supports innovative surgical research, aid projects in underprivileged communities, skills transfer and education programs. A statue of Surgeon Sushruta […]

Hindu Chaplaincy course in Melbourne

Hindu Council of Australia, Victoria chapter is conducting a refresher course for Hindu Chaplaincy on 23 and 30 June in Melbourne. This course is a part of an ongoing commitment by Hindu Council of Australia to increase the number of trained Hindu Chaplains in Australia. Hindu Council offers scholarships for practicing Hindus to train as […]

International Yoga Day celebrations by Hindu Council

Hindu Council of Australia is celebrating International Yoga day in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Details of the events are given in the brochures below.      

Quarterly update from Victoria Chapter

A quick update from Victoria chapter on activities during the first quarter of 2018   1 Quarterly participation at Multifaith Advisory Group within the Premier’s Cabinet Office 2. Feb 18 : Participation in the multifaith consultation called by the PM on freedom of religion, chaired by Philip Ruddock 3. Presentation of Certificate of Honour to […]

Hindu Council chapter in Victoria hosts Sri M’s discourse

By : Makarand Bhagwat Hindu Council of Australia’s  Victoria chapter organised a spiritual discourse by Sri M on 18th March, which also happened to be the Hindu new year. The event was jointly organised by Victoria Chapter and Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh Melbourne (HSS). Seva International, Melbourne, Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP) Australia, Melbourne and Kerala […]

Vedanta for the modern world – Victoria lecture

Vic Govt funds $160,000 for Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple

      Australia’s Victorian State Government announced that it will provide more than $160,000 to the Hindu Society of Victoria to upgrade its Cultural and Heritage Centre, also known as the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple. Consecrated in 1994, the Society’s spiritual and cultural precinct, the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple, is now largest Hindu temple […]

VIC 2017 Report

HINDU COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA (VICTORIA) REPORT CARD 2017   HCA continues to actively participate in the Multifaith Advisory Group to the Premier of Victoria which meets on a quarterly basis. The visibility of HCA in this group is important and is now well recognised. The lamb meat ad was debated in this meeting, the video […]