About the Australian Hindi Indian Association

ABN No. 55 491 417 584



AHIA was created in 1994 targeting Hindi and Punjabi speaking Indians in New South Wales. Now it caters to all persons of Indian origin and had broad based objectives and activities.

It is a non-profit, non-political and non-religious Organisation. It has currently 370 members including 270 Life members.

We celebrated our 25th anniversary in Sept 2019 along with a gala Diwali celebration.


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 promote our objectives we:

- Organise cultural and community functions

- Have monthly meetings for senior members to provide platform for socialisation, light entertainment and lectures to promote their health and wellbeing

- Publish a bilingual newsletter 'Sandesh' in English and Hindi to inform members of what is happening in the India, local community and AHIA. 

- Promote Hindi by sponsoring programs at Hindi School and at Seniors Meetings

- Organise fund raising for needy programs in India and Australia

- Partipicate in local community programs like Clean-up Australia Day.

Seniors meetings are commencing back from 12th March 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. 

All AHIA  events are cancelled due to Cornavirus.

Click on Events to find out details of upcoming events.

Contact the Secretary at secretary@ahiainc.com.au to find out details of additional events under consideration.

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
i)  Nomination for membership must be in writing.  Click on
Application Form to download the form.

The new  membership application needs be proposed by an existing AHIA member.

Membership is subject to approval by the Executive. The membership fee is returned if the applcation is not approved.

ii) 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.  . 

iii) 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.