Humanists Victoria formed initially as the Humanist Society of Victoria (HSV) in 1961 and incorporated in 1981. It is a non-profit organization whose aims are:
- to help develop a civil society in which each person is able to reach his or her potential;
- to advocate ethical decision-making and responsibility for one’s actions, based on respect for individual autonomy, peaceful coexistence between peoples of differing ways of life, and maintenance of a sustainable environment;
- to support human rights, civil liberties, secular education and a scientific approach to human problems.
We do so through promoting an ethical, reasoned and compassionate approach to life. Humanists Victoria is actively engaged in the community through a variety of projects aimed at alleviating suffering and maximizing personal autonomy and responsibility.
Humanists Victoria is part of a national and international Humanist movement that strives for a world in which all individuals can attain their full potential.