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Book Your Deity Darshana at the Temple



You can attend selected arati ceremonies in a regulated manner. The selected aratis are 12.30 pm, 4 pm (4.30 pm on weekends), 7 pm and 9 pm. Each arati runs for around 20 minutes. The maximum number of people permitted per arati is 20.


To comply with state government regulations, we must track all our guests, so you must book online. Everyone must register online to be allowed entry (including children). Strictly NO BOOKING, NO ENTRY.


We request individuals from the following postcodes - which are under Stage 3 restrictions from 11:59 pm on July 1 - to refrain from booking.


3012: Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray

3021: Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans

3032: Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong, Travancore

3038: Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens

3042: Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie

3046: Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park

3047: Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana

3055: Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moonee Vale, Moreland West

3060: Fawkner

3064: Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickleham, Roxburgh Park and Kalkallo


Bookings from the above postcodes will be cancelled.


You must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Book using your legal name. We must provide this information to the state authorities upon request.
  • You may book a maximum of ONE darshana per day and 3 every 7 days. We want to give the opportunity to receive the Lords’ darshana to as many people as possible. If you do not observe this rule, all your bookings will be cancelled.
  • Bring your Photo ID (photo or soft copy) to verify the identity you used to book.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your darshana time.
  • All visitors must wear face masks. Please bring your face mask with you.
  • Please maintain social distancing at all times, and take responsibility for your personal hygiene.
  • No meals will be served at this point in time.
  • Those who are offering rostered services must also book online to attend at public arati/darshana times so that we do not breach the maximum of 20 people allowed. You must also wear a mask: no mask, no entry.

Register for darshana at Bookings are normally available up to 2 weeks in advance. However, depending on the changing COVID-19 situation, you may only be able to book 3 days in advance.




Online Darshana During Current Temple Closure To Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus


Join our  live stream worship 3 times a day:
  • Mangala Arati - 4:30am - 5.00am
  • Sringara Arati - 7:00am - 7.30am (daily darshana and Guru Puja kirtana)
  • Sandhya Arati - 7:00pm - 7.30pm
(Melbourne’s LIVE channel will be visible/available only at the above times.)
At 7:30am you can stream Srimad Bhagavatam class (and follow the text). Or you can stream the audio using apps like VLC Media Player, or listen on SoundCloud.



ISKCON Melbourne Statement

Re. State of Emergency Self Isolation Directive for Returning Travellers


Dear Devotees,


Perhaps some of you are unaware that from midnight on Sunday 15 March, everyone entering Australia from overseas has been required to self-isolate for 14 days.


People must not leave the premises where they are self-isolating except for the purpose of obtaining medical care or supplies; in any other emergency situation; or in circumstances where it is possible to avoid close contact with other persons. They also cannot allow visitors into their home. The penalty for failing to comply is a fine of almost $20,000.


As a Temple, we are following the Government’s directives to limit the spread of coronavirus to protect devotees and members of our wider community.


We applaud those who are voluntarily complying with this Victorian State of Emergency directive for returning travellers.


If you fail to self-isolate, please be aware that you are potentially endangering the community and may be reported to the police.


If you have questions about what you should do if you or your family-member returned from overseas before or after midnight, Sunday March 15, please read these guidelines.




    Entry to Melbourne Temple for rostered services



    As you all are aware, to prevent the spread of coronavirus the Temple is closed until further notice from Monday, 16 March. Temple gates (front and back) will be locked at all times. Our managers have finalised how devotees will be given entry to complete their rostered services.


    Access to Temple 


    Phone numbers for department heads and some ashram devotees are displayed at the front gate.

    Please call any of these numbers for access when you reach the gate. Service rosters are displayed to verify your service.



    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. All temple programs, including chanting sessions, are for temple residents only.
    4. If you are feeling unwell, you must prioritise informing your department head. 

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


    Praying that you all stay safe and healthy,

    Your Servant,
    Arjuna Sakha Das (Staff Co-ordinator)




    Daily Class

    Please see the connect page for daily video and audio lectures at the Temple, and videos of community seminars and events.




    Bhakti Vriksha and Children's Class Contacts

    Locate regular home programs around Melbourne and Victoria. Find out what weekend classes are available - for your children and teens - at or near the Temple in Albert Park.


    Bhakti Vriksha & Children's Class Contacts

    Courses and Course Information

    Register for the upcoming Founder Acarya Course here.

    Register for the upcoming ISKCON Disciple Course here.


    All our courses are held at the Temple or nearby.


    To prepare, read me


    To qualify for shelter


    To qualify for first initiation

    • Register to qualify for initiation here and send your service record (send your service record first) 


    To qualify for second initiation

    • Register to qualify for second initiation here and send your service record (send your service record first) 

    FOLK News

    FOLK news magazine tells the story of our journeys in Krishna consciousness: share yours.

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    2020 Melbourne Temple Calendar To Print

    We've run out of our 2020 Temple calendars printed to A3 and DL (desktop) size. You can download a 'light' edition here to print. It's a 5MB 2-page PDF. Print it 'to fit' A3 size heavy paper, and tell your friends.

    Get Photo Quality Prints From Online Darshana Pictures

    At Hare Krishna Melbourne, we have established online albums at Facebook, Flickr and Google Photos just to help you access your favourite photo files and then print them yourself.


    Here is an information sheet to help you find our best photos, and then make photo quality prints from them.


    I hope you'll excuse the errors.


    Get Photo Quality Prints From Online Pictures