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

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About the Program

About the Program

Like all major religious and spiritual traditions, Buddhism places a strong emphasis on teaching practitioners how to face their own old age, sickness and death, without denial, and how to offer compassionate care to other people who are going through these...

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Prison Chaplaincy

There are four Buddhist Chaplains that cover 11 government run prisons in Victoria and two private prisons.​It may surprise everyone that there are 11 government run prisons in Victoria and two private prisons.  There is a small number Buddhist Chaplains that cover...

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Community Information

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Faith Communities

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Family Violence Prevention Strategies

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Child Safe Standards

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Contact Us

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+61 (0)422 961 162

36 McDowall St, Mitcham, 3132, VIC

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