is the home of Contemplative Nuns living by the Primitive Rule for the Carmelites as it was incorporated by St Teresa of Avila in her Reform for the Discalced Carmelites.

The Carmelite Monastery Melbourne was founded from Sydney in September, 1922, at the invitation of the late Archbishop Daniel Mannix. The Monastery from it’s Kew locality has founded Monasteries in Adelaide 1935; Wagga Wagga 1966; Canberra 1974; Florence, Italy 1982; and a Desert Carmel at Mt. Martha 1967. In all these Monasteries the Primitive Rule of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is observed, together with their Carmelite Constitutions. The religious life of the Nuns of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Carmelite Monastery Melbourne is contemplative in its prayer, eremitical in its spirit of retirement from the world, and monastic in its usages and Liturgy, in worship and divine praise.

Located in the Monastery’s Church is the shrine of OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL and the Australian shrine of St Thérèse of Lisieux. The Monastery publishes the annual MONASTERY CALENDAR and SCRIPTURE DIARY, and produces the MONASTIQUE range of perfumes and skin care products.