About Us

The TCA was established and registered in 1992 under the Associations Incorporations Act 1984, and is one of the largest and most active Tibetan community groups in Australia.

Our aims and objectives are to:

  • Follow sincerely the insightful guidance of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibetan people, the true refuge, the protector and the tangible gem of Tibetan people,
  • Work for the preservation of the unique spiritual and cultural heritage of Tibet,
  • Contribute positively to the people of the world, in general, and in particular, to bring peace, happiness and harmony to the ever progressing Australian public,
  • Respect Australian law and culture and participate in democratic processes,
  • Not forget the Tibetan fundamental cause, and through the path of non-violence and peace, attain happiness, independence and the right to equality for the 6 million Tibetan people, just as other people on this earth enjoy these.

 

What the Tibetan Community of Australia (NSW) does:

  • Provides support for residents or citizens of Australia of Tibetan origin
  • Maintains and preserves the rich cultural heritage and traditions of Tibet
  • Promotes an understanding within the Australian Community of the cultural traditions of Tibet
  • Provides facilities for Community members, including recreational and other activities consistent with the aims and objectives of the Community
  • Provides members and others with the opportunity to learn about Tibetan culture, custom and language
  • Provides regular Tibetan language classes for Tibetan children in our Community
  • Raises awareness of and educates the Australian public about the situation in Tibet
  • Organises celebrations of major Tibetan festivals such as Tibetan New Year (Losar), and birthdays of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama
  • Offers voluntary contributions to the Tibetan Government-in-Exile
  • Organises peaceful protests against persecution and violations of human rights by Chinese authorities in Tibet
  • Participates in the annual Peace March to raise awareness of the political situation in occupied Tibet
  • Supports and participates in activities and events organized by Tibet Support Groups in Australia
  • Organises meetings with visiting high incarnate Lamas for special teachings and blessings to the members of the Tibetan Community
  • Provides information to the newly arrived Tibetan refugees in NSW
  • Plans to establish a Tibet Education Fund in order to contribute to the needs of Tibetan youths in exile in India and Nepal