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Victoria - Organisation

Baptist Union of Victoria (1862 - )

Baptist and Church
Alternative Names
  • BUV (Acronym)

The Baptist Union of Victoria (BUV) was formed in 1862, and is the umbrella organisation for over 200 Baptist churches in Victoria. In 1945, the Baptist Union of Victoria purchased a farm and homestead called Strathalan located in north-east Melbourne, where work was begun providing social services among the elderly. The Baptist Union of Victoria is part of the Baptist Union of Australia.


The first Baptist services in Victoria took place in Melbourne in 1837. Following the rapid growth of the gold rushes, Baptists in Victoria formed a Baptist Union in 1862.

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Sources used to compile this entry: Baptcare, 'About us - Our history', in Baptcare website, 2017,

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill