About HCCV

The Hindu Community Council of Victoria (HCCV) is a not for profit organization established in September 2009, to meet the need for a Hindu Body (Vedic Sanatana Dharma), to represent a united voice for Hindus living in the multicultural community of Victoria, irrespective of their race, language or country of origin.

HCCV, as a representative body of Hinduism, strives for broader communal harmony in Victoria by promoting understanding among all cultural and religious bodies in Victoria.


A Sri Lankan Tamil of South Indian origin, a Mechanical Engineer migrated to Australia. He founded this organization in 2009 along with Late Pandit Abay Awasthie & Dr.S. Srikanthan.   Spear headed in organising a range of activities & special HINDU programs at PWR-2009.  Served as founding General Secretary & Vice President for 3-year term each. Currently serving as Chairman of HCCV since June’ 2017 & assisted Hindu organisations obtaining State funding for infrastructure projects & Federal funding for ‘Safer Community”. Has regularly taken part in multifaith & religious harmony activities including representing to HWPL for ‘World Peace’.  He also founded the ‘Victorian Centre Hindu Studies’ (VCHS) in 2001 & organised many Hindu, Saivism, Siddhartha events including ‘Yogar Swamiga’ memorial celebrations. VCHS is Affiliated with the Kauai Hindu Ashram of Hawaii & has coordinated spiritual programs of Satguru Bothinatha  Swamigal & other monks in Melbourne on many occasions. Has arranged many Saiva Sithantha talks & has been promoting Hinduism importing & distributing Hindu promotional material published by Himalayan Academy, Kauai, Hawaii & from other sources from India since 2001.

Has been an active life member of Hindu Society of Victoria (HSV)  for last 25+ years & served in the Spiritual, Cultural & Educational sub-committees in the past & has contributed to many activities. For example, organised the first charity concert of ‘SRISHTI’ in aid of ‘HSV Cultural & heritage Centre’ in Sept’2004 at Kel Watson Theatre by acclaimed Carnatic vocal artists Mrs. Shoba Sekar & Mrs Jayashree.

Srinivasan Venkat – Co-Founder

Srinivasan Venkat co-founded HCCV and is the Secretary of this organisation.

Liaison with stakeholders in government sector, for statutory compliance.

Supported refugees from Sri Lanka, articulating & resolving their issues with service providers.

Understand the principles of Psychological First Aid, Personal Support and Emotional Spiritual Care, and provide the same, as required, in hospitals & at natural disaster locations.

Raised funds for a Hindu temple over the years, complying with statutory guidelines.