Celebrating With Our Hindu Victorian Community

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victoria’s Hindu communities celebrate and share their traditions thanks to a new round of funding.

Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne said 25 projects have been funded through the 2019-20 Hindu Festivals and Events Fund, fulfilling a key election commitment.

They include festivals, performances and other events that celebrate Hinduism in Victoria, such as:

  • Ballarat’s Holi Festival 2020
  • The Basant Panchami – Saraswati Puja Hindu Festival in Wyndham

Launched by the Labor Government in July 2019, the $200,000 fund will support Hindu celebrations over four years.

For a full list of funded events, visit vic.gov.au/multicultural-festivals-and-events-program.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne

“Victoria has a proud and rich history of multiculturalism – and our Hindu Victorian community is a huge part of that.”

“We’re pleased to be able to support this community through specific funding, so that all Victorians can get out and celebrate Hindu culture and traditions.”