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. 

Ordinary Membership Form (PDF)

Friend and Sangha – Associated Membership Form (PDF)

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