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.

Learn more about our Temple…

Online Darshanas

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.

Visiting the Temple (updated March 8, 2022)

We are open 4:30 am – 9:30 pm 7 days.

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer recommends that you practice COVIDSafe behaviours:
“All Victorians can play their part in reducing the spread of Omicron – or any other variant – by getting tested the moment they notice symptoms or as soon as they are told they are a contact, and practising COVIDSafe behaviours such as wearing masks, [frequently washing/sanitising your hands] physical distancing and checking in [when necessary].” (COVID-19 Chief Health Officer update |


  1. Carry a mask when leaving home. Face masks are no longer required in most indoor settings, but they are still recommended.
  2. We strongly recommend that you wear a face mask if you:
    • have any COVID-19 symptoms
    • are with people who may be vulnerable to COVID-19
    • are outdoors and cannot physically distance.
  3. Sanitise your hands.
  4. Socially distance whenever you are able, especially in the Temple Room.
  5. When there is no kirtana or loud music in the Temple Room, you may open the main door for ventilation. Otherwise, please don’t disturb our neighbours.
  6. If, unfortunately, you have tested positive for COVID and visited the Temple while you were infectious, please let us know what parts of the campus you visited and when. You can email us at [email protected], or phone Reception on 03 9699 5122 (during the day). Then can we help you to protect others. You can find a checklist on what to do if you test positive here.

You can find out more at How we live: Information for Victorians | Coronavirus Victoria

Will I Receive Prasadam?

Yes. You may honour prasadam at the Temple. Please eat outside when the weather permits.


Thank you for your cooperation to enable us to continue our Deity worship and service to the community.

Gopal’s Pure Vegetarian Restaurant

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

Radhey’s Chai Bar

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


Crossways is Hare Krishna Food For Life’s shopfront in Melbourne’s CBD.

Since we opened in 1983 (over 35 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

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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Who are the Hare Krishnas, anyway? Plug in your eyes, ears, and mind. Follow our daily classes and live-streamed darshanas and aratis on YouTube. Check us out on Facebook. Browse our darshana photo archives and Sankirtana archive.

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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.

Open at the Temple 12:30-2 pm and 5:30-8 pm daily when volunteers are available. Call Reception on 03 9699 5122 to check ahead.

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