Laughter Clubs Victoria Inc

Is run along the lines established by Indian Physician Dr Madan Kataria, who founded the global laughter movement in 1995 with five people in an Indian park and now there are over years ago with one club, and there are now over 6,000 clubs in 60 countries worldwide.

Is an incorporated not-for-profit organisation, run by a volunteer committee of management. Laughter Clubs Victoria Inc was founded in 2002 when Laughter Teacher Phillipa Challis OAM encouraged four other like minded laughter lovers to form the first committee of management and begin the Laughter Clubs Victoria Inc journey.

In the last year we have grown from 30 community clubs to 41, as the message of regular laughter and knowledge that 'laughter is the best medicine' spreads throughout Melbourne and around Victoria. Truly, Community Laughter Clubs are for people of all ages and walks of life who want to have fun and laugh in a group, and there is no charge to you, the public. Well, that is not entirely true. We charge you with the ability to laugh and dare you to come and join us and have fun.

Trained Laughter Leaders run the Community Clubs and we all give our time to share laughter with people who want to laugh for no reason and gain the health benefits of laughter.

There are also a number of trained leaders who take laughter into their workplaces. Laughter Clubs Victoria present authorised Laughter Leader Training workshops four times a year and they are open to anybody who chooses to have more laughter in their lives and even start a laughter club of your own..  

If you are interested in spreading the word about the benefits of laughter contact our LCVi President Mahes Karrupiah-Quillen or our Secretary by sending an email to

The clubs listed on our website are led by trained Laughter Leaders and as required by shires and councils in Victoria, Laughter Clubs Victoria holds Public Liability insurance.

We all know how to laugh and when you join in a community  laughter club session you will be laughing out loud right from the first time!  Our body knows how to laugh - it's about enjoying the activity and allowing the laughter to flow.

So do join us at a community laughter club by having a regular bout of laughter and become part of the fastest growing way to have a happier healthier life with a smile on your face.

Vision Statement

That Laughter Clubs Victoria Inc have a Laughter Club in every town and city in Victoria.

Mission Statement

To promote and support community laughter clubs in Victoria.