2011 Australian Census registers 83102 Hindus in the Australian State of Victoria. This also means that the Hindu population has nearly doubled in the last ten years. The 2011 Census also shows that there are around 275000 Hindus living in Australia. Majority of this Hindu population lives in Melbourne and Sydney.
With the increasing population of Hindus in Victoria, many more temples were constructed across the state to cater the spiritual needs of the community. These temples also function as cultural hubs, meeting places and for solemnising marriages.
We have included opening hours of temples in this article. The details are up-to-date as of the published date. But we advise our readers to go to respective temple websites to counter check as we may not be able to update future changes in opening hours.
Below is a list of Hindu Temples in Victoria, Australia
Address: Shree Swaminarayan Temple Melbourne, 69 Wadhurst Drive, Boronia – 3155 VIC
Monday to Friday 6:10 – 10:30 AM, 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Saturday 6:10 – 11:00 AM, 4:00 – 8:30 PM
Sunday 6:10 – 11:00 AM, 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Address: 60 Heaths Ct, Mill Park VIC 3082
Monday to Friday 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Saturday and Suday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Address: 76 Albert St, Mordialloc, Located in Bear street, behind Commbank parking, next to Mordialloc Station
Monday to Wednesday – 9:00 am to 12:30pm and 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday – 9:00am to 1:00pm and 4:00 pm to 9:00pm
Friday – 9:00 am to 12:30pm and 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday – 9:00am to 1:00pm and 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday- – 9:00am to 1:00pm and 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Address: 3-5 Princes Domain Drive,Hallam, Victoria – 3803
Mon – Fri 10:30 – 11:30 AM and 06:00 – 07:30 PM
Sat – Sun 10:30 – 12:00 Noon and 06:00 – 08:00 PM
Public Holiday 10:30 – 12:00 Noon and 06:00 – 08:00 PM
Address: Halley Ave, Camberwell VIC 3124)
Monday to Sunday – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Address: Boundary Road, Carrum Downs
Monday to Friday – 7:30am to 12:05pm and 4:00 to 9:00pm
Weekends and Holidays – 7:30am to 1:05pm and 4:00pm to 9pm
This temple has a vegetarian Café Run by Volunteers
Café Working Hours
Monday, Thursday and Friday – 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Saturday and Sunday – 9:30am to 2:00pm and 5:00pm to 9pm
This temple also has a large auditorium suitable for Hindu Wedding Ceremonies.
Hindu Society of Australia was officially launched in 1982. In 1982, Hindu society adopted a constitution and became an incorporated body, with a principle objective of constructing a Hindu Temple in Victoria. In 1984, the society bought a land of 14.35 acres in Carrum Downs for the construction of a temple for $72300. The temple ground breaking ceremony was conducted on 1986. In 1988, Springvale council issued permission to build a temple in the site. The foundation stones were cut in India and was blessed by priests from temple in India before transported to Australia. A temporary building was constructed on the site and Poojas were commenced on the site.
The Maha kumbhabhishekam was organised on 22nd May 1994. The construction of the temple continued for the next ten years.
This temple is conceived and built as a traditional Hindu temple in which Pujas and rituals are conducted similar to that of temples in India. After the construction of the large auditorium and Canteen, celebrations of marriages have become a common feature here. If Hindus in Melbourne crave for an Indian temple atmosphere or want to celebrate Hindu festivals like deepavali , holi, Ramnavami etc. with the community, this is where they should be.
Address: Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar Temple, 1292 Mountain Highway,The Basin, Melbourne,Victoria – 3154
Weekdays: 7.00am – 12.00pm | 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Weekends & Public Holidays: 7.00am – 1.00pm | 4.30pm – 9.00pm
This temple has a vegetarian Canteen run by volunteers.
Canteen Opening Hours
Tuesday, Friday & Saturday: 6.30PM – 9.00PM
Saturday & Sunday: 11.30AM – 2.00PM
Vakrathunda Vinayagar temple began operational in 1992. Since then it has under gone many renovations.. In 2007, punarudharana Maha Kumbhabhishekam was conducted after a major renovation. In 2012 a Hanuman Peedam was established in the temple. In 2013 a new hall was built for the temple and a temple canteen has become operational.
Address: 17-19 Knight Avenue, Sunshine North, VIC 3020
Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM 5.30 PM – 8.30 PM
Saturday – Sunday 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Murugan Cultural Centre Inc was established in 1995, for the construction of a Murugan Temple under the chairmanship of Mr Ganeshamoorthy. The temple is in operation from 1999 in a temporary facility. The opening ceremony of the makeshift temple was on 23rd January 1999. The foundation was laid on 2002 and the temple construction was completed in 2006. The temple was consecrated on 28th January 2007.
Address: 705-715 Neale Road,Rockbank, Victoria – 3335
Monday to Friday – 8:00am to 12:00noon and 4:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday – 8:00am to 8:30pm
Address: 139 Gray Court, Rockbank, Victoria 3335 Australia
Weekdays (Mon – Fri) – 8:00 AM – 12 NOON and 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday/Sunday/Public Holiday – 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM and 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Address: 197 Danks St, Albert Park VIC 3206
Monday to Sunday 4:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Address: 1265, Winchelsea – Deans Marsh Road,Bambra (12.5km from Winchelsea)
Address: 5/4 Shaft Ct, Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029
Monday to Friday 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Address: 1289A North Rd, Huntingdale VIC 3166
Monday to Friday 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 4:30 – 8:00 PM
Address: 63 Miller St, Epping VIC 3076
Monday to Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 5:00 – 8:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 5:00 – 8:30 PM