The idea of a Hindu Temple in Perth had been a topic of discussion for some years before its birth on the 16th June 1985 at an informal gathering of friends at the Australia Asia Hall. The Association was formalised with a protem committee on 14th September the same year in the presence of Mata Ajaypriyananda of Sydney Ramakrishna Mission, who happened to be visiting Perth that day. All Hindu community groups embraced the idea and were represented in the protem committee.
The purchase of the Temple site at Huntingdale was inspired by fervent prayers to Shri Ramakrishna. It was approved by the AGM on 10th August 1986. Later, Swami Shantanandaji Saraswati on his first visit to the site, commented “It is a very auspicious place. A great soul meditated here for many years.”