Fo Guang Shan Melbourne (International Buddhist College of Victoria Incorporated) was established in the Yarraville (western suburb in Melbourne) in 1992. As a branch temple of Fo Guang Shan, one of the largest Buddhist monasteries in the world operating over 300 branch temples and several education institutions.
The temple consists of the traditional Chinese main gate, a Dharma hall which can comfortably accommodate 300 people, the statues of the Buddha and the thousands niches of smaller images reviving the majestic features of the Dun Huang architecture of ancient China.
The other major facilities include a meditation hall, a gift shop, dining hall and dormitories for resident monks and nuns. In order to meet the needs of multiple functions, the temple also has a spacious conference room, multi-purpose meeting rooms and offices, and a library with books from diverse cultures and different countries.
The temple is multi-functional with multi-lingual with services conducted in both English and Chinese. It is not only as a site for Buddhist activities, but also open to the public for a variety of social and educational functions conducive to the spiritual, social, and physical well-being of Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.
The temple is open to school visits to learn about Buddhism and Chinese Culture. To request a guided tour, please complete the guided tour request form (link below).The temple offers Buddhism study, meditation classes, Chinese language, vegetarian cooking, calligraphy, flower arrangement, Chinese dance, choir and other activities, such as monthly visits to aged care facilities. Also, the Fo Guang Chinese School is providing classes for children learning Chinese and Chinese culture.