Welcome to Hare Krishna Melbourne.

Hare Krishna Melbourne is the centre of the Bhakti Yoga Movement in Melbourne

We help people find real happiness and inner fulfillment through mantra meditation, devotional music, and service to society. Our movement is based on a profound ancient philosophy that reveals complete solutions to life’s eternal problems.

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Online Darshanas During COVID Restrictions

Join our live stream worship every day at

  • 4:30am – 5.00am Mangala Arati
  • 7:00am – 7.30am Sringara Arati (Deity darshana and Guru Puja)
  • 7:30am – Srimad Bhagavatam class
  • 7:00pm – Sandhya Arati
You can  follow the text for Srimad Bhagavatam class. You can also  stream the audio using apps like VLC Media Player, or  listen on SoundCloud.

Vaccinated Economy Regulations from Friday, October 22, 2021

The guideline that everyone visiting the Temple is required to follow, in accordance with the current COVID restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne is that “Religious gatherings…can go ahead…with a cap of…20 people indoors (and density limits of 1 person per 4 sqm) if everyone present is fully vaccinated. How will we apply this? Read on.

The Month of Damodara

  1. We are observing the month of Damodara from Thurs Oct 21 to Fri Nov 19.
  2. Darshana bookings will be available on the ISKCON Melbourne Darshan app. You must pre-book in order to attend.
  3. Bookings for 20 double vaccinated people per slot will be available at 12.30pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 9pm.
  4. Candles will be available for offering at 5, 6, and 7pm. The Temple’s morning program is only for Temple residents and broadcast volunteers.
  5. You can book up to a maximum of once in a week.

How do I Check-In?

COVID Marshals will man the Temple gate.

  1. Masks are compulsory both indoors and outdoors. Please put your mask on before you leave your car. The police have received complaints from people who see you not wearing your mask.
  2. Check-in using the Temple QR code via the Services Victoria app. The app is available at Google Play and the Apple App Store.
  3. Your check-in must show your vaccination status. To attach your vaccination certificate to your Service Victoria app, follow the instructions at
  4. Show your check-in screen with your valid (double) vaccination status to the COVID marshal.
  5. If you make a booking including a family member or friend as your guest and they are 16 years or older, they must show proof of double vaccination to the COVID marshal.
  6. If you don’t have a mobile phone, you must pre-book by phoning Reception. You must show the COVID marshal your printed COVID vaccination certificate.

If you aren’t double vaccinated, or can’t show you are, you’ll need to wait until government restrictions are changed to allow you entry.

Can I Stay on the Temple Campus after Darshana?

Please go home as soon as your darshana has finished. We need to minimise the risk of anyone spreading the virus. We have already had a resident devotee become a close contact of a COVID-positive person. Fortunately, they were not infected, but it is still a risk. We need to ensure that the Temple is not closed down due to an exposure.

Will I Receive Prasadam?

Yes. We will make takeaway prasadam available for darshana attendees:

  1. You may only take prasadam for yourself, not for friends or family members.
  2. Please honour your takeaway after you leave the Temple.
Thank you for your cooperation to enable us to continue our Deity worship and service to the community. We will receive hefty fines for breaking government regulations.

Entry to the Temple for Rostered Services during COVID Restrictions

As you may be aware, to comply with COVID regulations access to the Temple is restricted. The Temple gates (front and back) are to be locked at all times.

  1. If you need entry to complete your rostered service, phone numbers for department heads and some ashram devotees are displayed at the front gate.
  2. Please call any of these numbers for access when you reach the gate. Service rosters are displayed to verify your service.

Resuming Rostered Services from Monday, November 1

  1. Our Human Resources Manager and Department Heads are now working on rosters beginning Monday, November first.
  2. You must be double vaccinated to resume service.
  3. If you have not yet done so, register your vaccination status with the Temple at
  4. If you are a rostered garland-maker, you must wait until 9 am to begin your service.
  5. Please go home once your service finishes.
  6. If you are coming from regional Victoria, you’ll need an Authorised Worker Permit, issued by the Temple, to enter metropolitan Melbourne.


  1. Entry is only for rostered devotees – not for anyone accompanying them – including family and friends.
  2. Please leave the campus once your service is complete. Ask someone with the gate key to let you out.
  3. The morning program, including the chanting session, is for Temple residents only.
  4. If you are feeling unwell, do not attend. Inform your department head immediately.

Considering the ongoing seriousness of this situation, we request everyone’s co-operation.

Important: Booking a Darshana

  1. Each individual over 16 years of age must book their own slot as a user. Individuals who are 16 years and under can only be added as guests.
  2. We release new darshana slots each week.
  3. Darshana bookings are available for up to 20 people at 12:30 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm and 9 pm.
  4. If you don’t have a smartphone, please contact Temple Reception on 03-9699-5122 to book.
  5. Each booking slot runs for 30 minutes.
  6. All visitors must carry face masks. The State government strongly recommends that you “wear a face mask when at a private gathering or when you cannot maintain 1.5 metres distance from other people.”
  7. Your booking must be made under your legal name so your contact information can be provided to state authorities upon request.
  8. Bring your Photo ID (photo or soft copy) with you to verify the identity you used to book.
  9. You may book a maximum of ONE darshana every 7 days. We want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to receive the Lords’ darshana.
  10. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your darshana time.
  11. Please maintain social distancing at all times, take responsibility for your personal hygiene, and return home when your darshana is complete.
  12. Those who are offering rostered services are also required to book on our app to attend darshanas during public arati/darshana times, so that we do not breach the legal limit.

For app-related issues, please email [email protected]

Here are the current State government guidelines for religious institutes.

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact the Temple on 03 9699-5122.

Book Your Deity Darshana on our App

To attend darshanas at Hare Krishna Melbourne, you must book using our ISKCON Melbourne Darshan app. Strictly NO BOOKING, NO ENTRY.

Gopal's Pure Vegetarian

Enjoy our delicious international dishes and our favourites: samosas, spinach pie and cheesecake. Dine-in or pickup at Level 1, 139 Swanston St. Melbourne, or order deliveries via UberEATS or Deliveroo.

All our meals are freshly made in-house. You’ll love our meal deals, salads and sweets. Everything is offered with devotion to Lord Krishna.

Learn more about Gopal’s Pure Vegetarian Restaurant

Crossways Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurant

Crossways is Hare Krishna Food For Life’s shopfront in Melbourne’s Central Business District.

Since we opened in 1983 (over thirty-five years ago now), we have offered a taste of the spiritual to people from all walks of life. Whoever you are, you can enjoy our low-cost, all-you-can-eat, vegetarian and vegan meals: twice a day, six days a week.

Learn more about Hare Krishna Food for Life

Radhey's Dine-in

If you live or work in the Central Business District or the City of Yarra, you’re right on our doorstep. Dine-in or pickup at 336 Brunswick St Fitzroy, or order your favourites delivered (Mr Yum, Uber Eats, Deliveroo, Doordash and Menulog). Call us on 03 9077 8858.

Choose from international vegan or vegetarian meal deals, burgers, wraps, lasagna, samosas, arancini and spinach pies. All are freshly made in-house. You’ll love Radhey’s desserts and our unique range of chais. Everything is offered with devotion to Lord Krishna and your contribution supports Hare Krishna Melbourne and our outreach projects.

Learn more about Radhey’s Dine-In

Hare Krishna Vegetarian/Vegan Food

We offer daily lunch feast pickups from the Temple campus, 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm.

Get contactless deliveries or pickups of delicious Hare Krishna food on Fridays and Saturdays. We deliver within a 20 km radius: free for orders over $30 within a 3 km radius.

  • Pick-up from our Melbourne Temple campus at 197 Danks St. Albert Park 4 pm – 7:30 pm.
  • In the Western Suburbs, pick up at Patel Brothers Supermarket 2/169 Watton St Werribee 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

We offer Ekadasi menus. Check out our delicious menu at, then order your meal and pay.

You’ll need to order and designate your pickup or delivery by 10 am.

Receive order status updates via text.

To pick up your food at the Temple, observe social distancing and queue (as needed) in the front garden. You can also request a curbside pickup at the Temple.

View the menu and order here

Hare Krishna Valley

Hare Krishna Valley is our farm community in the Otway Ranges. The Valley’s motto is “natural living, high thinking.” We are developing a self-sufficient farm community where we protect the earth. Our projects include organic farming, non-violent dairying, wildlife protection, forest regeneration, solar energy, and biogas development. Whether you are a guest or a WWOOFer, we have plenty for you to see and do.

Learn more about Hare Krishna Valley


“I’ve learnt that the best way to help yourself is to help other people. That does wonderful things for your mental health and your idea of what you are worth. You don’t get that in the shops or on Instagram. I thought I was helping them. Then I found out that they were helping me” (Ellie)

Your generosity enables us to maintain regular Deity worship, daily free food distribution, special festivals, and community outreach. Alongside our priests and Deity worship team, you are a crucial link in our chain of service to please Krishna.

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We like to feel that books are the basis of our community. Explore our great collection of yoga wisdom of the east by world-renowned author A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. We also offer everyday items like soaps, incense, clothes, kids’ activity books, posters, tilaka, bead bags and cruelty-free milk.

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