Tibetans living in Victoria is a small and emerging community with its unique identity and cultural heritage.
The first Tibetan to settle in Victoria was in 1979. The Community Association was formally established in 1985 and was incorporated as the Tibetan Community of Australia (VICTORIA) Inc in 1996.
Currently, there are over 350 Tibetans in Victoria. Through its various activities, the community supports its members in adjusting to and integrating with life in Australia, maintaining their Tibetan identities and sharing the value of Tibetan culture and tradition with the mainstream Australians.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama frequently states that his life is guided by three major commitments: the promotion of basic human values or secular ethics in the interest of human happiness, the fostering of inter-religious harmony and the welfare of the Tibetan people, focusing on the survival of their identity, culture and religion.