The Cultural Centre has a library, a heritage museum, an educational facility, venues for residential seminars, cultural displays and community functions and a large industrial kitchen and dining hall. This is an extension of the Temple, is the venue for many cultural activities normally associated with Hindu religion that take place within the temple compound.
The Hindu Society of Victoria (HSV) was founded in 1982 and has a current membership of around 2,000 members. The HSV’s spiritual and cultural precinct was established in 15 acres of land at Carrum Downs,Victoria. Construction of the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple began thereafter. On completion of the building the temple was consecrated in 1994. This is, now, the largest Hindu temple in the Southern Hemisphere. Devotees in thousands regularly attend its various Pooja Ceremonies and Festival Celebrations each year. Many of them have recorded attendances in excess of 15,000 people.