Australian Hindi Indian Association

The association that cares

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ABN No. 55 491 417 584 (Established 1994)
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Upcoming Events

Ahia Picnic (Click for more details)
Date: Sun May 5th, 2024
Time: 10:30 AM
Venue: @Mana Shelter
Corymbia Pavillon, Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park
Seniors Meeting (Every Second Saturday)
Date: Sat May 11th, 2024
Time: 13:00 PM
Venue: @Grevillea Hall
2 Lane Street, Wentworthville
Ahia Sakhis Celebrate Sawan (Click for more details)
Date: Sun July 28th, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM
Venue: @Grevillea Hall
Madison Function Centre, Dural
Ahia Diwali Function
Date: Sat October 19th, 2024
Time: 19:00 PM
Venue: @Pioneer Theatre - Castle Hill
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Who are we

Australian Hindi Indian Association (AHIA) is a longstanding organisation in Sydney with a rich history spanning over 30 years. As one of the oldest Australian Indian Associations, AHIA prides itself on its commitment to promoting cultural heritage and fostering community engagement.

Our core activities include:

  • Organising cultural events and functions to raise awareness of our cultural heritage and the Hindi language.
  • Celebrating festivals such as Holi, Baisakhi, Diwali, Indian Republic Day, Australia Day and Indian Independence Day.
  • Hosting seniors' gatherings every second Saturday of the month, featuring experts from various fields to promote mental health and well-being among Australian Indians, combat isolation, and foster socialization.
  • Engaging in social and welfare activities to support our elderly members.
  • Publishing a monthly newsletter, Sandesh, in both Hindi and English, distributed to all members as well as governmental offices.
  • Providing counselling and guidance to members in times of crisis.
  • Advocating for Indian traditions and culture to the Australian Government and similar organisations.

AHIA serves individuals of Indian origin, operating as a non-profit, non-political, and non-religious entity. Our membership comprises both life and annual members, with approximately 700 members on a family basis.

This year marks our 30th pearl anniversary

AHIA is a non-profit, non-political and non-religious organisation with following objectives: - Promote Hindi Language - Organise cultural activities and functions - Promote social and welfare activities - Promote awareness of Indian traditions - Promote mental health and wellbeing.

To meet our objectives we:
  • Organise Cultural activities like Holi and Diwali celebrations; promote our cultural heritage and Hindi language .
  • Promote Social and Welfare activities for our elderly members by organising regular meetings and outdoor activities.
  • Keep our members informed of the events in our association, Community and elsewhere. And for this we publish a monthly Newsletter, Sandesh in English and Hindi.
  • Coordinate and assist members in crisis situations through counselling and guidance.
  • Promote awareness of Indian traditions to Government organisations or other similar organisations or associations.

Seniors meetings are heldon every second Saturday of the month from 1 pm to 4pm at Grevillea Hall,2 Lane street, Wentworthville.

These meetings-

  • Encourage socialization to combat isolation and loneliness.
  • Assist them to remain well both physically and mentally
  • Inform them of their privileges and rights andto help them in settling down and understanding the Australian way of life.

This group is very active and has grown in numbers with about 80 to 100 people attending every meeting. Most of the members are retired or semi-retired, many from India who came to join their sons or daughters, leaving behind their life-long connections.

We invite experts and speakers from different walks of life, — Medical, Law, Yoga, Health, Diet, Music, Social and Cultural. Most of the important events and festivals, including Baisakhi, Diwali, Australia Day, India’s Republic Day are celebrated by us. Members’ Birthdays and marriage anniversaries are remembered and celebrated.

Membership Types

AHIA has different membership types to cater to different age groups i.e seniors, youth and others and membership periods i.e. annual or for life. Annual membership is for one year from July 1 to June 30 next year and requires renewal every year. Life membership is for life and does not require renewal. Click on Member Type for fees for different Membership Types. These details are also available in the Application Form.

Please note AHIA communicates with its members by email only.

Application Form

  1. Nomination for membership must be in writing
  2. Click on Application Form to download the form
  3. You can also fill up the application form online
  4. The new membership application needs be proposed by an existing AHIA member.
  5. Membership is subject to approval by the Executive. The membership fee is returned if the applcation is not approved.

Completed application with the specifed fees should be given to :

  • Any Executive Committee member
  • The Treasurer personaly at the Seniors Meeting or
  • Mailed to the Treasurer. The Treasurer's address is included in the Application Form.

The Treasurer and the Secretary present the application to the Executive Committee. The Treasurer informs the member whether the application is accepted or rejected. The Membership Fees is refunded if the membership is rejected.

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