Become a Member of the BCV

By becoming a member of the BCV you will:

  • Support the work of our prison and healthcare chaplains
  • Encourage your centre’s members to become Buddhist teachers in primary schools
  • Receive updates on events and new initiatives 
  • Be invited to Buddhist and interfaith events
  • Have chance to inform government policy in Victoria and Australia
  • Have a say in what BCV focuses on in serving the Buddhist community
  • Join more than 40 leading Buddhist organisations in Victoria 

Membership Explained

​There are two types of membership available to the Buddhist Council of Victoria Inc.

1. “Ordinary member”

  • For Buddhist temples, centres and organisations in Victoria
  • Membership is $55 per year to be renewed every financial year starting 1st July
  • Ordinary members can vote and stand for elections for the BCV Committee

2. “Friend” and Sangha

  • Is membership for individuals and members of the Sangha
  • Friend members will receive updates, invitations to events and will have observer status at committee meetings
  • Membership is $27.50 per year to be renewed every finacial year starting 1st July
  • Members of Sangha can join for free 

All members and friends must renew membership annually. The BCV financial year starts on 1st July. 

Download the Membership Form (PDF)

Download the Membership Form (Word DOC)

Please send completed forms with cheques payable to “Buddhist Council of Victoria Inc.” to:

Secretary, Buddhist Council of Victoria
36 McDowall St, Mitcham, VIC 3132

You can also transfer the fee via EFT and scan the completed form and email it to

BCV Account details:

Account Name: Buddhist Council of Victoria Inc
Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)
BSB: 063806
Account Number: 1004 4200