Australian Nepalese Multicultural Centre (ANMC) INC trading as “Nepalese Community Centre” is a not-for-profit organization registered with Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV). ANMC was established in 2014 with the sole objective of preserving and promoting rich Nepalese culture, and heritage in multicultural Australia. Originally promoted by Nepalese Association of Victoria and Non-Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA), ANMC is now supported by all Nepalese communities in Victoria. ANMC’s model of community centre is unique as it will include a Hindu temple, Buddhist temple and a multipurpose hall. This will be implemented in a single location or via multiple locations within Victoria. The project will be completed in various stages.
The cultural centre once established will serve the following purpose: - Place to showcase Nepalese culture and heritage - Place for social gathering and celebrating functions - Place of worship- Hindu and Buddhist temple - Information centre to help Nepalese Culture - Promote multiculturism and diversity in Victorian Society
Nepal has more than 125 distinct ethnic groups with its diverse culture. ANMC aims to promote the culture of all those ethnic groups. Being one of the fastest growing community in Australia, we believe that Nepalese community can add significant value to the cultural diversity of Australian Society.
Currently there is no community venue for Nepalese community in Victoria, hence the community organisations are struggling to serve the community effectively and efficiently.Rajesh Acharya
Meet Our Team
Dr. Tilak Pokharel Executive Member
Dr. Tilak Pokharel - Executive Member
Dr Tilak Pokharel has completed his PhD in Structural/Earthquake engineering from the University of Melbourne in 2017. He has finished his masters and bachelors in Engineering from the University of Tokyo and Tribhuvan University respectively. He has received the gold medal for scoring highest grades in both bachelor and masters in Engineering. He is also a recipient of Nepal Bidhya Bhusan from Government of Nepal and Academic and Professional award from NAV. Currently, Dr Pokharel is working as a National Technical Manager at AEFAC at the Swinburne University of Technology.
Dr Pokharel has served as an executive committee member of NAV. He is also volunteering to run the Nepali Radio program “Melbourne Chautari” since 2016. He has involved several community organizations in Nepal, Japan and Australia including founding president of Nepali Students Association in the University of Melbourne.