The Melbourne Buddhist Centre is run by the Triratna Buddhist Community, an international network dedicated to practising and teaching Buddhist ethics, meditation and wisdom in the contemporary world. Regular meditation courses and Buddhism courses are held at the Centre as well as introductory drop-in meditation classes. Public talks on Buddhism are offered by local and visiting speakers.
The Centre caters for visits from school groups, as well as providing speakers for schools and colleges. There is a well-stocked bookshop at the Centre and a DVD library of Buddhist films.