The Buddhist Council of Victoria is a representative body that acts on behalf of Buddhists in the Australian state of Victoria. It is actively engaged in representing the needs of Buddhists to all levels of government, provides speakers for interfaith dialogue and works widely with the community.

BCV Buddhist Religious Instruction (bENGAGED)

Victorians live in a multi-faith community with the opportunity to learn about different philosophies and religious practices, and where the spiritual development of the child is encouraged.

Buddhist Healthcare Chaplaincy

BCV is actively developing chaplaincy and spiritual care services for hospitals and other major healthcare facilities. As we build our Healthcare Chaplaincy capacity additional content will be made available incrementally.

Buddhist Chaplaincy in Prisons

There are volunteer chaplains from several different Buddhist communities and traditions visiting prisoners on a regular and ‘as-needs’ basis. If you are interested in learning more about prison chaplaincy, or becoming involved yourself, please

News and events

Our blog provides up to date information about recent events, submissions …

We Say Yes to the Voice to Parliament

The Buddhist Council of Victoria says yes to the upcoming referendum on the proposed Indigenous Voice to Parliament. A Voice to Parliament will give Indigenous communities a route to help inform policy and legal decisions that impact their lives. Giving people a...

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Victorian temple list

Information about temples in Victoria can be accessed from this Excel spreadsheet – Temple List This information has been obtained from Photo of Great Stupa of Universal Compassion near Bendigo by Di Cousens

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End Duck Hunting in Victoria in 2023

This petition is addressed to the Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews. The Buddhist Council of Victoria invites like-minded individuals and organisations to join with us in asking for a permanent end to duck shooting in Victoria. Sign this petition...

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Vale: Laurence Mills – Phra Khantipalo 1932-2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Laurence Mills, the former Phra Khantipalo. He was a well known teacher in the Theravadan tradition and was also well known to Tibetan Buddhist practitioners. He is considered one of the seminal figures of...

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Community Information


Faith Communities

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Family Violence Prevention Strategies

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Child Safe Standards

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